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How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV? Picture of a middle aged caucasian male sitting on the couch watching TV and eating pizza.

How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV?

Your mother probably told you this, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent addition to this collection of studies is research published in the Journal of the American Medical […]

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Take Care of Your Heart from the Start

It’s no secret that cardiovascular problems during our middle and latter years can cause cognitive decline as we age. However, a new study shows that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and elevated blood sugars in early adulthood are also linked to cognitive deficits later in life.1 The study started with over 3000 people between […]

It Happens to All of Us! Picture of an older caucasian male and a young caucasian male lifting light barbell weights together.

It Happens to All of Us!

As we get older, we start to realize we’re not as strong as we used to be … or as flexible. And we admit that we don’t have as much pep as we used to have, either. And we wonder: What’s the best yet safest way I can get back in shape — and improve […]

McKenney Home Care announces Office Move to accommodate accelerated growth

McKenney Home Care announced today the relocation and expansion of its corporate headquarters to a new office on Bonita Beach Road. Expanding to 5,000 square feet is a substantial upgrade from the Company’s prior offices and will provide the necessary infrastructure for the Company to continue to build on its current momentum and to advance […]

Clutter is Hazardous to Health. Picture of a house with all kinds of clutter stacked up.

Clutter is Hazardous to Health

We like our stuff.  When we run out of room for it in our attics, basements, and garages, we rent more storage. The impulse to accumulate things may be a genetic leftover from the days of our ancestors, when survival depended on having enough food to get through lean times and the necessity of making […]

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Preventing Gardening Injuries

It’s time to bring out the green thumb because gardening season is upon us. Many enjoy gardening and its numerous health benefits. However, it is important to be mindful of the stress and strain activities such as digging, planting, weeding, and raking can cause. The back, knees, neck, and shoulders can be especially vulnerable to […]

Diabetes Increases Stroke Risk in Women. Picture of a young latino female nursing aide helping an older caucasian female check her clood sugar.

Diabetes Increases Stroke Risk in Women

Diabetes, a chronic condition affecting millions worldwide, is often associated with a myriad of health complications. Among these, the heightened risk of stroke stands as a particularly grave concern, especially for women. Understanding the intricate relationship between diabetes and stroke risk is crucial for effective prevention and management strategies. The Diabetes-Stroke Link Research has consistently […]

Unraveling the Connection: Exploring the Link Between Blood Sugar and Dementia. Picture of a blood sugar monitor in front of a delicious looking cake.

Unraveling the Connection: Exploring the Link Between Blood Sugar and Dementia

As our understanding of brain health continues to evolve, researchers have uncovered a compelling link between blood sugar levels and the risk of dementia.1 While diabetes has long been recognized as a significant risk factor for cognitive decline, emerging evidence suggests that even subtle fluctuations in blood sugar levels among non-diabetic individuals may contribute to […]

Boosting Your Energy: Simple Lifestyle Changes Combat Fatigue. Picture of an older black male and an older black female walking in a park.

Boosting Your Energy: Simple Lifestyle Changes Combat Fatigue

In today’s fast-paced world, fatigue seems to be an all-too-common complaint. Juggling work, family caregiving, and personal responsibilities can leave us feeling drained and depleted. However, in the quest for higher energy levels, many individuals overlook the power of simple lifestyle changes. Let’s explore how small adjustments to your daily routine can make a significant […]

Distinguishing Between Alzheimer's Disease and Simple Forgetfulness. Picture of an older hispanic female trying to think about something.

Distinguishing Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Simple Forgetfulness

As we age, occasional forgetfulness is common and often dismissed as a normal part of the aging process. However, distinguishing between typical memory lapses and more serious cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be challenging. We explore the differences between simple forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as key signs to watch for and […]