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Balance Awareness Week

Balance Awareness Week (BAW) takes place annually in September. This year it's being held from 18-24 September 2022. The aim of the week is to broaden understanding of vestibular (inner ear) disorders and how they affect people’s day to day lives. Those who are affected by balance issues often report that their family, friends and colleagues don’t understand what they’re going through due to the hidden nature of this condition. Many people haven’t even heard of these conditions. So, what is...

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Heart Disease & Fried Food — Is there actually a correlation?

Did you know that with each additional 4 oz. serving of fried food the risk increases for cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or a stroke? A recent analysis detailed the increased risk(s) of consuming a high fried diet, as opposed to one that illustrated fried food eaten in moderation. In fact “Compared with those who ate the least fried food, those who ate the most had a 37% increased risk of heart failure” (MNT). Many are quick to blame...

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Looking Past COVID-19

Upon COVID-19’s grand entrance into the United States, society has been forced to adapt to a variety of new standards. Those who thrive through social interaction are now forced to be homebodies, children are to participate in homeschooling activities and the elderly and immunocompromised are now complete shut-ins with little to no visitors. It’s difficult to stay positive during a time full of unprecedented chaos; in fact, many are struggling to do so. A study performed in the United Kingdom found...

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