Monthly Archives: December 2021

Chocolate And Your Mood

It’s a universal truth that chocolate will improve your mood. Have you ever wondered why it makes you feel better, though? Why is it that this is the first snack food you want when you feel sad or upset? The answers all lie in the power of the delicious cocoa bean and the many different chemicals it contains. A Look at Chocolate There are over 300 naturally occurring chemicals in the cocoa bean – many of which help improve your mood. Phenylethylamine affects your brain’s Read More +

Surprising Reasons Why People Lose Their Hearing

There are many reasons someone may be suffering from hearing loss. While some of these reasons are understandable, others aren’t always obvious. Knowing what may be causing your hearing difficulties is important so take a few moments to check some of the more unexpected risk factors out for yourself. 6 Unexpected Reasons for Hearing Loss When you hear about someone losing their hearing, you probably think of some of the most common reasons for this to occur (e.g., aging, injury, excessive noise exposure, diabetes). However, Read More +

The Importance Of Fall Prevention For Seniors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common reason people over 65 get injured is due to a fall. These injuries range from moderate (e.g., scrapes, bruises) to severe (e.g., hip fracture, head trauma, death). However, all these things can be prevented. How to Prevent Falls in Seniors Although falls pose such a significant public health problem, it’s good to know that most of them are preventable. However, the CDC has taken the time to outline some fall prevention tips Read More +