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Fatigue & What Might Be Causing It

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There’s quite a hype over smart watches, especially with the gift-giving season quickly approaching. The enthusiasm over easily accessible communication keeps the tech world in high-demand of keeping up with the need for instant gratification. One thing these gadgets are being used for is tracking sleep. If you’re anything like me, you don’t need a contraption to tell you how tired you might be after a night of tossing and turning! Just stumbling to the coffee pot is evidence enough. However, I am one of millions of Americans who own a fitness tracking device that monitors my sleep patterns, or…

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Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

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Truth be told, I’d trade all the pumpkin spice in the world for a little more summer, but not everyone agrees. Even the temperature seems to have dropped overnight. We’ve traded iced coffee for pumpkin lattes and the pumpkin craze has gotten out of control, right down to chicken wing sauce. Yes, you read that correctly. According to Fox Business, the top 5 most bizarre fall-themed products are pumpkin ale chicken wing sauce, pumpkin spice latte burger, pumpkin spice hummus shake, pumpkin spiced Pringles and a pumpkin and feta chicken wrap. If we could phase out the sugar mixed in…

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Cooler Temps and Better Sleep

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The market for cooling technology is booming! From gel-infused memory foam and latex involved in pillow production, to mattresses and mattress toppers made from environmentally sustainable fibers like Lyocell (https://www.simplififabric.com/pages/lyocell), the world of temperature regulated sleep is at the click of the order link. Let’s be honest, we don’t all go to the local mattress store to bounce from bed to bed searching for the perfect back support anymore. We now jump online, order and unpack a king size mattress folded into a box smaller than a microwave. And magically, in 24 hours, it’s ready for slumber. There’s a really…

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Heat Wave

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A popular mobile weather app earlier this week sent a red alert message out to our area, and it’s continued for several days. Excessive Heat Watch. If you scroll down a little more, the details are quite alarming. According to The Weather Channel, an Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures is possible. To paint a clearer picture of what we’re in for in the mid-Atlantic area, here are a few more specifics: *Heat Index Values…Potentially 110 to 115 degrees each afternoon.  *Impacts…Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke…

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Dementia’s Dialect

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It’s the bottom of the 10th inning in game 6 of the World Series. The team hasn’t won in 68 years and are holding a 3 to 2 game lead, and up by 1 run. We all know what happens next. The ball gets shot straight down to first base where 16 year veteran, Bill Buckner attempts to catch it for the win and instead, the ball rolls right through his legs. That crucial mistake cost the Red Sox another 18 years without a World Series win. Although Bill wasn’t just known for this costly mistake. He had a career…

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The Big Transition

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Chances are, you could be one of the many proud parents of a graduate this year. Whether it be college or high school, the big transition for your academic achiever is nothing to take lightly. For illustration purposes, let’s focus on the average four years of a student in the collegiate stage of life. As a parent or guardian, we take our, seemingly still, babies from their safe, monitored and somewhat controlled life at home and deliver them to unfamiliar territory. In front of this child is a campus full of new faces and undiscovered territory, and very little supervision….

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Paws for a Cause

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There is clearly nothing sweeter or more sincere than the love of a dog. Whether they are rescued, adopted, clumsy puppies or stray, they show up in our lives and stamp pawprints of unconditional love in our hearts. In the US alone, there are an estimated 83.3 million owned dogs. You might be wondering why on earth you are reading about dogs on a medical practice’s website. Well, you’re in for a real treat! It’s no surprise to see service dogs emerging more commonly in public locations. They wear training emblems proudly on their fitted vests and step in toe…

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Beach Bound

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Summer vacations are right around the corner! There are limitless options from lakes to mountains, amusement parks, camping, boating, plane trips and cruises to exotic destinations, and of course, the beach. If you haven’t already decided 2019’s destination yet, here’s something to consider. What if you could pick a vacation area that offered physical health benefits on top of the mental, spiritual, and emotional profit of a week away from reality? We have good news for all those Beach Bums out there. If you suffer from symptoms of COPD and other pulmonary diseases, breathing in ocean air has been found…

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Bless You, Infinity!

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Just like the dust storms rolling through an old western movie, Maryland’s allergy season is imminent. There’s no denying you’re an experienced resident of this beautiful state when the hood of your vehicle is peppered in mustard yellow! The blanket of pollen descends on patio tables, clusters appear in the corners of windows, and buying the high end tissue box becomes a priority to soothe sore noses and watery eyes. After many of us spent the winter hibernating from the cold, the first thing on our minds is to open the windows! Anticipation of letting the sunshine radiate our homes…

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Beating the Winter Blues

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We all have those friends that embrace the cold. They love winter activities like skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and trail runs. These are the type of friends that look at the end of the winter holidays with elation of their adventures to come! Then, there are the rest of us who maintain a countdown clock on our social media pages, letting everyone know how many days remain until spring is sprung! The enthusiasm we feel about warmer months though, is often camouflaged by the depression, balmy temperature-deprived body aches and pains. The good news is, there are things we can…

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