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Together let’s educate and increase awareness of breast cancer

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Breast cancer can be detected in its early stages by putting an emphasis on routine checks, forming a relationship with your primary care provider, and keeping up with regular recommended testing.  About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. In 2022, alone, more than […]

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What is self-care and how can you practice it?

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How can you improve your well-being by practicing self-care? The World Health Organization definition of self-care is “The ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”. It is about looking after yourself so that […]

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Understanding Menopause

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What happens and how does menopause feel? Menopause is a point in time 12 months after a woman’s last period. In the United States, approximately 1.3 million women become menopausal each year and it typically begins between the ages of 51 and 52. Though menopause is often associated with symptoms like hot flashes, these actually […]

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Communication with your primary care provider

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There is strong evidence that effective communication between you and your primary care provider (whether you see a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) is essential for healthy aging. When the doctor-patient relationship works, patients experience better health outcomes.  Why is good communication with important? Research shows when patients are happier and reassured, they understand […]

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Healthy Aging = Living Longer

Part 2: Implications of Aging

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The major implication of healthy aging is that we live longer. That is a good outcome, however, living longer means that we increase in age and older age brings with it an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases. We all know that aging causes wrinkles and gray hair but what else is considered […]

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Tips for Healthy Aging

Part 1: 6 Tips for Aging Well

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It is not just about living longer; it’s about staying healthy and continuing to be happy doing what you love. It is never too late to make changes that can help you live a longer healthier life. Follow our tips for aging well (and feeling great). 1. Be aware of your diet A balanced diet […]

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Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month

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Stay healthy as you age! It’s never to late to make changes which can improve your health, and your life. We have created this three part series to help you and those around you learn more about aging well: Part 1: 6 Tips for Aging Well Part 2: Implications of Aging Part 3: Healthy Aging […]

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Staying healthy and having fun at the Iowa State Fair

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The 2022 Iowa State Fair is right around the corner! The staff at Exemplar Care loves the Iowa State Fair  and here are five things that we do not want to miss this year: Record Setting Fun: There will be a Guinness World Record Attempt on Saturday, August 20th for the largest corn hole tournament. […]

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Take time to relax to improve your quality of life

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“Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is relax.” Mark Black Exploring relaxation can help you give yourself a mental break when you are stressed. Stress has been linked to many health conditions, from heart problems to dementia, so using relaxation techniques can boost your overall well-being and improve your quality of life.  How […]

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Woman with ear pain

How do you know if ear pain is serious enough to see a doctor?

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Earache is a common problem, particularly in children. It can be worrying, but it’s usually caused by a minor infection and will often get better in a few days without treatment.  What are the signs and symptoms of earache? Earache can be a sharp, dull, or burning pain in the ear that comes and goes […]

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