Posts Categorized: Wellness

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The flourish index

Flourishing refers to the experience of a life going well. It is a way to describe optimal life functioning, in spite of chronic disease and psychical bodily deterioration. It focuses on adaptation to age-related changes and reduction of abilities, but also the positive gains and strengths associated with old age. To flourish means to proactively…
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Why Optimal Aging?

Everyone ages. From the moment we are born, we begin to grow, mature, and change – the process of aging. When we are young, we call this “maturing” or “growing up,” but as we advance in years, this process gradually changes into “aging.” We do not have to accept that this process of maturing in…
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10 facts about organ donation

A former football star reached out on Instagram in July pleading for help, asking a stranger to donate a kidney as his failed. Former National Football League star Albert Haynesworth wrote he was in “dire need” and asked anyone “interested in giving this precious gift” to call Vanderbilt University Medical Center and provided the number….
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Oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies

Want a yummy way to keep up nutrients important for the support of breastfeeding? Try lactation cookies! Lactation cookies contain nutrients that promote lactation. • Brewer’s yeast contains iron, protein, and other vitamins and minerals that promote milk supply. It is believed to help with fatigue and the “baby blues.” • Oats are high in…
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What is the ‘crypto’ fecal parasite?

Many people enjoy relaxing or exercising in a swimming pool, especially when temperatures are sweltering, but concerns about a parasite could have them reevaluating whether they want to take the plunge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a parasite, Cryptosporidium or crypto, that can be passed on through swimming pools….
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