Which Mask for the Task?

June 25, 2020By Tillie JacksonEdenHill, News, Wellness

Comal County continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases. The city of New Braunfels has officially put a mask order in place to combat the virus. Within the past week, Austin and San Antonio were both listed in the top five U.S. hotspots for COVID-19 cases. All of this information impacts what we do … Read More

How to Fight the Social Isolation of Coronavirus

April 20, 2020By Rachel ClarkHealthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, Senior Care, Wellness

A recent scientific report elevates social isolation and loneliness to the level of health problems, associating them with a significantly increased risk for early death from all causes. Of course, social isolation and loneliness can become more common with age. And the arrival of the novel coronavirus will almost certainly make the problem worse. Public officials … Read More

Alzheimer’s: an Easier and Cheaper Way to Diagnose

March 16, 2020By Rachel ClarkAlzheimer's, Dementia, Healthy Living, Memory Support, Senior Care, Wellness

A simple blood test might soon be all that’s needed to confirm Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. University of California scientists recently analyzed the blood test administered to more than 300 patients. Their conclusion: Such a test may be available in less than half a decade. “This test could eventually be deployed in a primary … Read More

National Nutrition Month: Eat Right, Bite by Bite!

March 2, 2020By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, Senior Care, Wellness

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month®. As part of their campaign, they invite the public to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month 2020 is themed “Eat Right, Bite by Bite” and the overall message is that quality nutrition … Read More

Strength Training Key to Maintaining Health

February 20, 2020By Rachel ClarkWellness

When an intruder broke into the Rochester, N.Y., home of 82-year-old Willie Murphy a few months ago, he was met with a big surprise. Murphy, a diminutive but powerlifting woman, quickly jumped into action, using her strength to pummel the intruder with a broom and send him running for the door. Not surprisingly, the story … Read More

What You Need To Know About Cancer Prevention Month

February 11, 2020By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, Wellness

February is Cancer Prevention Month. In the United States, about one in four new cancer cases and nearly half of all cancer deaths are related to preventable causes. These include tobacco use, obesity, exposure to ultraviolet light, and vaccine-preventable infections with cancer-associated pathogens. Adopting healthy lifestyles that eliminate or reduce the risk of recognized causes … Read More

National Blood Donor Month: What you Need to Know

January 10, 2020By Rachel ClarkGIVING, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, News, Uncategorized, Volunteer, Wellness

According to the American Red Cross, winter is “one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.” That’s because of busy holiday schedules, bad weather which leads to canceled blood drives, and other things. Plus, seasonal illnesses such as the flu can cause regular donors miss a … Read More