Author Archives: Hope Health

DASH diet – what is it?

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low fat or nonfat dairy. It also includes whole grains; lean meats, fish and poultry; nuts and beans. It is high fiber and low … Continue reading

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Know Your ABCDE’s of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Your risk of getting skin … Continue reading

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Insomnia and Anxiety

Sleeping pills are not always the best solution. More information on Insomnia Nearly one third of older people in the U.S. take sleeping pills. These drugs are called “sedative- hypnotics” or “tranquilizers.” They affect the brain and spinal cord. Doctors … Continue reading

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Nine moves for strength training

Here are the best recommended body weight strength training moves that combine for a complete body workout.  Do each exercise for desired time until you complete the set, take a one minute break and then move on to the next … Continue reading

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How to identify ticks and avoid tick bites

Tick season in Maine becomes more of a concern each year as tick borne illnesses are on the rise.  Here are some tips on prevention and tick removal. Prevention Wear light colored clothing to find ticks easily Wear EPA-approved insect … Continue reading

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