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Brain Health Awareness—Staying Sharp
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A healthy body is a common topic.  But what about a healthy brain?  Brain health is something we should all be aware of and ready to cope with as we age.

A basic healthy brain begins with:

  • Regular physical exercise
  • Proper food and nutrition
  • Sound medical health
  • Adequate sleep and relaxation
  • A fit mind
  • An active social life

As they say, a sound body leads to a sound mind.  Studies show that those with a healthy body and regular exercise routine suffer less from the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s in their later years.

Eating right puts the right nutrients into your body and bloodstream.

If you regularly see your doctor and make an effort to stay healthy your mind should follow suit.

Sleep and relaxation are how your body, and mind, recharge.

Keeping your mind sharp with regular stimulation—doing that crossword in the Sunday paper, for example—will help you stay mentally on top of things.

Having an active social life with circles of friends keeps your mind—and smile—working.  Remembering names, engaging in conversation, keeps your brain running smoothly.

Frontline ER prides ourselves in having some of the best-trained ER doctors and nurses around along with state-of-the-art treatments for a variety of conditions.  Our facilities are fully equipped and a clean and safe environment, featuring private rooms and a full-service lab and dispensary. We bill out-of-network for most insurance plans but accept what the networks pay.

Frontline ER is an acute care emergency room providing healthcare services to the communities we live and work within. Give us a call or contact us through our website should you have more questions about our services.

*photos courtesy of Unsplash (photographers: Robina Weermeijer and Mpho Mojapelo)

 

Stroke Awareness
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The fifth leading cause of death in the U. S. is stroke.  And it is also a major cause of disability for adults.

Since May is National Stroke Awareness Month, take a moment and learn about this health issue.

What is a stroke and how would I recognize if a loved one or someone around me is having one?  Basically, stroke is caused by blocked blood flow to the brain. Here are some of the warning signs of stroke:

  • Weakness in the face, arm or leg.
  • Difficulty speaking.
  • Vision loss.
  • Dizziness.
  • Brief loss of consciousness.

What can cause or contribute to a stroke?  Consider these risk factors:

  • Smoking.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Diabetes.
  • Poor eating choices.

Up to 80 percent of strokes could be prevented just by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

If you think someone is having a stroke, call 911 immediately.  Note the time when you first noticed the symptoms.

It is our top priority to ensure the safe and immediate treatment of your illnesses and injuries, with the goal of getting you back on track faster to good health.

Frontline ER is an acute care emergency room providing healthcare services to the communities we live and work within. Give us a call or contact us through our website should you have more questions about our services.

*Photos courtesy Unsplash and Paul Maynard