Aloe Vera Benefits

aloe vera plant

Aloe vera has been around for a very long time, and it has been regarded as a healing agent since ancient history. Aloe Vera History Let’s have a look at its history to understand more about its healing properties. The use of aloe vera for medical purposes dates back to Egypt, Greece, India, Japan, China, and Mexico.…

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Heart Disease Signs That You May Have Not Considered

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Another week into American Heart Month, this week Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center focuses on signs and symptoms of heart disease. Heart disease is dangerous and very common. Often, people only realize issues after receiving a disease. While not every form of heart disease has noticeable symptoms before it hits, there are several signs and symptoms…

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How Laughing Helps Your Health

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“Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was right – it’s also the glue that holds friendships together. To laugh together at life’s ridiculous turn of events makes those events bearable. To laugh at the funny things in life makes life wonderful. The real gift is having a friend to share … laughter with.” ― Ellen…

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American Heart Month – Cholesterol Basics

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It’s February, and that means it’s American Heart Month. Due to its severity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set this year’s focus on blood cholesterol. According to the numbers from the American Heart Association, as cited by the CDC, almost 1 out of every 3 American adults have high blood cholesterol. This…

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Omega 3 Benefits

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Do you have enough omega 3 in your diet? These fatty acids are one type of fat you should definitely consider getting enough of. They pack great health benefits and are relatively easy to get hold of. Sources of Omega 3 Natural There are several types of omega 3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA, which…

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Benefits Of Mindfulness For Seniors

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Have you ever heard of mindfulness? Mindfulness is all over the place these days. While this practice has been around for ages and requires nothing more that yourself, it has seen a surge in popularity in the western world. Today, there are apps and guided meditations along with workshops and courses. You can read about…

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Benefits Of Spending Time With Grandchildren

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Hopefully, you don’t need a blog post about the benefits of spending time with grandchildren from Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center to convince you that this is something you should do if you can. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a thing or two and appreciate this connection even more. “Grandkids bring you into a…

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