January 2023

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Understanding the Impact of Addiction

• Addiction affects multiple aspects of life, including physical, psychological, and social health. • It can cause a person to feel isolated from family and friends and lead to anxiety and depression. • There are various treatments available for addiction, such as behavioral therapy, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), support groups, and outpatient programs. • With the

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The Importance of Protecting and Preserving Healthy Ears

Loud noises over 85 decibels can damage hearing, so it’s essential to avoid them as much as possible. Hearing protection devices like earplugs, foam inserts, and headphones/earmuffs can help reduce noise-induced hearing loss. Cleaning our ears should be done with a warm, damp washcloth to prevent damage. Regular hearing exams are essential for detecting and

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Ways to Manage Physical Disabilities

Approximately 11.9 percent of the population had a disability in 2021, with 50 percent being 65 and above. Accessible technology, assistive devices, apps, and adaptive strategies can help those with physical disabilities manage their daily lives. Special diets, exercise, support groups, and government assistance are also available to those with physical disabilities. Professional help should

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease

• Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder caused by the lack of dopamine in the brain. It can lead to difficulty with movement, tremors, muscle stiffness, and impaired balance or coordination. • Common PD symptoms include shaking or tremors, stiff muscles, slow movement, fatigue, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, memory problems, and cognitive impairment.

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