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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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Roughly one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s, which is second to Alzheimer’s as the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world. According to the Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson’s is a progressive disease that causes a gradual loss of the nerve cells in the brain that produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine…

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March is National Kidney Month. Are Your Kidneys Healthy?

March is National Kidney Month. Image credit: Health & Wellmobile

Your kidneys are responsible for filtering your blood. These vital organs clean 200 liters of blood a day. They also regulate blood pressure and help make red blood cells. Malfunctioning kidneys can cause serious health complications, including buildup of waste and extra water in the body. According to the National…

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February is American Heart Month

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American Heart Month has taken place since 1964, when it was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson. More than 40 percent of Americans have high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States,…

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