Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Relax and enjoy visits with family and friends.

Enjoy the food and drinks, but don’t overdo.

Don’t forget to get some daily exercise.

 

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Tips for Home Safety:

 While away during the Holidays.

Make sure all windows and doors are locked.

Do not let mail and newspapers pile up.

Do not announce on social media that you are taking a trip.

Close bedroom doors so if there is a fire, its spread will be inhibited.

Have a trustworthy neighbor keep an eye on your property.

 

Decline in Stroke Mortality

ANA SmartBrief
Report finds 30% decline in stroke mortality in U.S.
A new report shows that stroke deaths have dropped 30% in the U.S. in the past 11 years, following a century-long decline. The downward trend may be attributed primarily to reducing blood pressure levels of Americans, co-author George Howard wrote in a statement scheduled to be published in the journal Stroke. The decline is “a big deal, so you could argue that our battle is won. But I think [there’s still] a lot to be accomplished in this area,” Howard said.  U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (12/3)