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The “Snake Oil Salesman” Is Alive and Well

Feb 15, 2017 — You’re probably familiar with the old “snake oil salesmen”—charlatans who traveled from town to town, peddling fancy bottles of “miracle potions” guaranteed to cure a wide variety of ailments. We now know that most of those “secret formulas” were no more than colored water mixed with other useless—or even dangerous—ingredients. Or perhaps the bottle was... Read More

Give Your New Year’s Resolutions a Jump Start

Feb 1, 2017 — So here we are, a month into 2017. Did you make a list of healthy New Year’s resolutions? Are you still feeling enthusiastic about your goals of exercising more, eating right, quitting smoking, lowering your stress level – whatever good intentions made it onto your list? To make it more likely that you’ll stick to... Read More

Understanding the Changes of Alzheimer’s Disease

Jan 15, 2017 — While many people think of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia as primarily affecting person’s memory and thinking, family who are providing care for these loved ones quickly realize that one of the greatest challenges is the behavior changes that can occur as the disease progresses. It’s difficult, for instance, to not take a... Read More

December 5–9, 2016 Is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Dec 1, 2016 — The holidays are a time when many families visit elderly parents, grandparents and other loved ones. That’s why December is the month when families are most likely to realize that Mom and Dad might not be safe behind the wheel. There might be some new dents on the car or the garage door. Maybe when... Read More

Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Brain

Nov 1, 2016 — As we grow older, we tend to worry about our memory and thinking. We hear so much about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, and chances are we have friends and loved ones who have been touched by one of these conditions. Some people even believe that memory loss is inevitable—that they will surely become “senile”... Read More

Summer is Sunburn Season

Jul 15, 2016 — This year summer officially begins on June 20, but most of us have already been spending more time outdoors. The American Academy of Dermatology reminds us to protect against the damaging effects of sun exposure. “Whether you’re at the beach, going for a jog, or playing a round of golf, it’s important to protect your... Read More

Make a Fourth of July Declaration of Independence – From Smoking!

Jun 28, 2016 — This July 4, will all the smoke be coming from the barbecue grill and from the fireworks high overhead? Or will you be seeking out a spot to have a cigarette during the festivities? Every year, over a million Americans are successfully able to “kick the habit” and quit smoking. You’ve heard the statistics. Cigarette... Read More

Pine Grove Health Center Hero Participates in Honor Flight

Apr 19, 2016 — (Top right) Pine Grove resident Normand Giard, accompanied by Pine Grove’s activity director Kathleen Demers, was welcomed at the airport by a high-ranking officer. (Bottom right) Normand reported that he received several kisses from grateful Washington, DC residents—a hero’s welcome indeed! On April 2, 2016, Pine Grove Health Center had the distinct honor and privilege... Read More

Safe Winter Exercise

Jan 15, 2016 — The holidays are over, and we’ve probably gained a pound or two from all the rich goodies we ate at parties and family gatherings.