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Addressing the Fear of Cognitive Decline & How to Be Proactive

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. For most people, the subject of Alzheimer’s brings fear and trepidation. Why? Because the thought of deteriorating brain function and memory loss is frightening. Unfortunately current medical treatments are inadequate, dealing only [...]

What the New High Blood Pressure Numbers Mean For You

When the American College of Cardiology (ACC) & American Heart Association (AHA) lowered the numbers that define high blood pressure (HBP) this past November, 46% of the adult population in the United States suddenly met the new criteria – that’s nearly half! What was the motivation for making these changes [...]

When Going Gluten-free Makes Sense

Gluten is a general name for the family of proteins found in the grains wheat, barley, and rye. Glutenin and gliadin, the 2 main proteins in gluten, are responsible for giving dough its characteristic elasticity and glue-like structure before the baking process and its wonderful texture and rise when baked. [...]

Food Drive Extended to January 31

The holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends, eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. However, for those who are struggling financially or who may be homeless, the holidays can be one of the more difficult times of the year. Hunger affects 912,790 people in Virginia and 49 [...]