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Kidney Facts:  One in three American adults are at high risk for developing kidney disease today.  High blood pressure, diabetes, a family history of kidney failure and being over 60 are major risk factors for developing kidney disease. One in nine American adults have kidney...

I am addressing how oral health has a connection with our heart health. Studies have shown the following:1. Gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease.2. Poor dental health increases the risk of a bacterial infection in the bloodstream which can...

Seven tips for staying HEALTHY during winter monthsTread carefully: To help avoid falls, wear appropriate shoes outdoors and put road salt, sand or kitty litter on sidewalks and driveways. Better yet, if walks have not been cleared, ask friends or relatives for help...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!    While most of us enjoy the holiday season, we have to be aware of the stress it can cause. The rush of parties, gift shopping, and decorating can be overwhelming! I’ve given this information before, but I think we have a...

This month I want to focus on our Parkinson’s Group here at the Verona Senior Center. We meet the third Thursday of every month. I am the facilitator and am open to all ideas and speakers dealing with Parkinson’s. At the end of August, the American...

Don’t forget the “flu clinic” on October 3, 9:00 AM-Noon at the Verona Senior Center Health Fair.  The “flu season” is usually from October through May.  Remember the vaccine is not effective for the first 12-14 days after receiving the shot.  The flu is caused by...

September 2019 begins the preparation for Fall and Winter. This includes updating immunizations and boosters for certain infections. Vaccines and boosters are very important for our senior population and good health. Some important vaccinations for adults to be aware of are as follows:Pneumococcal (Pneumonia); Shingles; Hepatitis A&B; Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD)...

August 2019 - Top Summer Food Safety Tips  August is here and many of us are doing lots of outdoor cooking and picnics. There are ways you can minimize your family’s risk of food poisoning by following some simple guidelines about food safety. TOP SUMMER FOOD SAFETY...

July 2019 - Stay Safe & Healthy this Summer  It’s July in Wisconsin, probably the most humid, hot month of summer!  This is the time of many outdoor summer activities and people need to be prepared to stay safe and healthy.The first and most important requirement...

June is finally here and everyone who is able will be out and about enjoying “fun in the sun,” but we need to be cognizant of its effects on our body.Protect yourself with a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. But awareness to skin changes is paramount.I...