Covid-19 and Real Treatments that Work

Covid-19 and Real Treatments that Work

  In nearly two years since the first cases appeared in the U.S., we have learned a lot about the effects Covid-19 may have on our bodies. Symptoms of the virus may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The most common of these symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. A lot of this sounds familiar because many symptoms of Coronavirus are no different than those of a cold or flu. If you are asymptomatic or experience minor symptoms. You may choose to self-care in quarantine. The CDC recommends the treatments: Don’t exert yourself. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. Drinking water throughout the day is important, and there are plenty of other fluids you can find (low-sodium and low-sugar) that replenish nutrients you may have lost because of a decreased appetite. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to...
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These are all the ways God’s word is binding

These are all the ways God’s word is binding

| Written by Andrew Wommack | When God speaks, His words are binding—they’re like an unbreakable contract. He always says exactly what He means, He never lies, and He never says, “Whoops, I’ve changed My mind.” This entire universe is held together by the power of God’s words. It was His word that created the earth and every living thing on it, and by His words, He created Adam and Eve. He didn’t make them or any part of this world with His hands; He spoke it all into existence.  Then, after creating all of this, He said, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:28 He gave absolute dominion to Adam and Eve. He took His power—His right to rule and control the earth—and gave it to physical human beings. In a sense, He excluded...
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December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

As you may know, today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is a reminder of the tragedy that happened this day in 1941. Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was “a date which will live in infamy” as the surprise attack by the Japanese Imperial Army caused more than 2,000 people to be killed. Four very important U.S. Navy battleships sank, and four others were damaged along with hundreds of aircraft destroyed or damaged. We would like to remember those who lost their lives, their families, and those who lived through the tragedy....
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There are more Medicare Enrollment Periods than you might think

There are more Medicare Enrollment Periods than you might think

Medicare’s Enrollment Periods Unlike the health insurance you may have had before turning 65, Medicare has multiple “enrollment periods.” Each of these windows is designed for people in a specific situation. You may be new to Medicare, changing residences or trying out an Advantage plan to see how you like it. There is likely to be a defined window, an “Enrollment Period,” for every situation that you encounter. Well-intended as they are, Medicare’s various enrollment periods can confuse many people. This can lead to missed deadlines, late-enrollment penalties, periods without any insurance coverage or paying higher premium rates to buy the policy you want. You can avoid Medicare snags by understanding the enrollment periods and knowing if you qualify for them. Below is a summary of the Medicare enrollment periods you may encounter.   The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) Seniors who are enrolling in Medicare for the first time usually do so during their Initial Enrollment Period (see below for the exceptions). This seven-month window includes...
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The Dangers of Dehydration in the Fall Months

The Dangers of Dehydration in the Fall Months

When it comes to proper hydration in people, most believe that we should be concerned with the summer months when temperatures can spike to over 100 degrees. The risks of dehydration are particularly high for infants and seniors. Each year there are warnings from several resources encouraging people to stay hydrated during the summer to avoid some serious health problems. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware that the fall months of September, October and November, when temperatures can still reach the upper 80s, can be just as dangerous for anyone that does not maintain proper hydration. This is especially true for seniors. As we age, our bodies' ability to retain fluid decreases. Our bodies require more fluid intake to function properly but the ability to conserve water is greatly reduced. Many seniors also experience a lessened ability to sense thirst, which means we need to be more aware of the amount of water we intake each day. Health Risks Caused by Dehydration There can...
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What You Need to Consider Before rejoining Community Events

What You Need to Consider Before rejoining Community Events

Seniors that stay socially active experience several benefits that enrich their lives, including better cognitive function, boosted immune system, and improved mental and physical health. Social activities, however, have been a challenge in the last year and a half because of Covid-19 quarantine protocols. This has time has been particularly difficult for seniors because quarantine has brought feelings of isolation, frustration, and stress among thousands. As more people are vaccinated and local rules and regulations regarding social distancing and group gatherings are lifted, seniors are encouraged to re-enter their communities and ways that are healthy to them and others. Restarting community events such as group exercise classes, walking clubs, book clubs, gardening clubs and art classes are all fun ways to reunite with neighbors and safely boost mental and physical health. What You Need to Consider Before Restarting Community Events Consider the level of risk when preparing for or attending a community event. While many people have been fully vaccinated, there are still...
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Balance and flexibility are A Great Tool for Every Golfer

Balance and flexibility are A Great Tool for Every Golfer

The average golfer will roll up to the course just before tee time. Hit some golf balls. Play 18 holes. And then is perplexed they feel tight during and after the round. Does this routine sound familiar? If you’re like most golfers, you probably know how important flexibility is to the swing. Even tour players from Adam Scott to Tiger Woods have pre-round stretching routines to get their bodies ready to play. It’s not just your flexibility but also your posture that makes a difference. Posture is how your body is balanced from left to right, anterior and posterior. In all great machines for perfect performance, you must keep the machine balanced. The same goes for your body! If you weren’t born with fantastic flexibility or happen to be a weekend warrior who sits from 9-5 every day, you probably could use an exercise and stretch routine to help you improve your flexibility both before a round and on a regular basis. Enter Fitworks Perfect Posture® Natural Pain Solutions, a personalized program...
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A great option for short term care

A great option for short term care

Being a caregiver can be hard.  In fact, we all burn out at some point and will need a break.  When a primary caregiver needs a break, respite care can provide short-term relief.  Respite care is basically time off so that the primary caregivers can get away from their responsibilities for physical and emotional relief.  Respite can be arranged for a few hours, several days, or even weeks.  Respite care can be done in different settings:  at home, in a nursing home, or at an assisted living facility. How much does respite care cost? Respite services charge by the hour or by the number of days that services are provided. Most insurance plans do not cover these costs.  You must pay all costs yourself that are not covered by insurance or other funding sources.  If you choose respite in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility, a nursing home,  then Medicare will pay only five days in a row. Majestic Gardens Living provides...
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This is why we are unapologetically thankful

This is why we are unapologetically thankful

| Written by Andrew Wommack | This Thanksgiving, I am proclaiming to the world that I am unapologetically thankful to God for this great nation of the United States of America. Woke culture, cancel culture, and Critical Race Theory says America is “systemically racist.” I say just the opposite. America is systemically anti-racist. Human nature is “systemically” racist, not only on the basis of ethnicity but on many levels. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Racism is not American or even black on white. To quote my good friend, E.W. Jackson, “It’s not the skin; it’s sin.” Sin knows no national boundaries nor is it limited to any one ethnic group. When the American colonies sought their independence from Great Britain, there was not a nation on the earth that did not practice slavery. The whole world had fallen so far from what God intended us to be that slavery was universal....
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How to help a loved one affected by COVID-19

How to help a loved one affected by COVID-19

Covid-19 affected everyone in the new United States. Feelings of uncertainty regarding the effects of being infected, transmission to others, quarantine and isolation recommendations, and vaccines affected us all. But no group may have been impacted more than seniors. And as pandemic restrictions begin to ease in the U.S., many seniors will likely have new questions about what is and isn’t allowed. Many would like to revisit with friends and family and lend a helping hand in any way possible, especially when it comes to helping those that have been affected by Covid-19. Know the Difference Between Quarantine and Isolation The CDC recommends people quarantine if they have been within 6 feet of someone who has Covid-19 unless they have been fully vaccinated. Despite being fully vaccinated you may still contract the disease and will need to quarantine if you have any symptoms or test positive within 5 to 7 days after exposure. If you are not fully vaccinated and have been...
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