Asthma sufferers: Put a stop to summer wheezing

For people with asthma, the arrival of summer can coincide with a worsening of symptoms—the wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and breathlessness that make their lives miserable. Not only does summer’s hot, humid weather aggravate this chronic pulmonary condition, but so does the higher presence of airborne allergens and irritants. For those with exercise-induced asthma, the otherwise healthy act of becoming more active in summertime can even trigger symptoms.

Is there a secret to development?

Parents look to coaches to assist in the development of their child, whatever the point of focus may be. It seems today that people are hiring coaches in the worlds of academics, athletics, and music. All of this is being done to help their child develop and reach their full potential. What I would like to share this month are a few tips for parents of younger athletes as they start their athletic developmental journey:

Athletes: Are you drinking the right fluids?

If you are a runner or other type of athlete, you have probably heard the saying “Drink up” a thousand times—and with good reason. “Drink up” is the most important instruction that athletes of all ages should remember when participating in activities that sap their bodies of important fluids and electrolytes. (Electrolytes are minerals in your blood and other body fluids that affect the amount of water in your body, blood pH, muscle action, and other important processes.) You should drink fluids before you become thirsty. If you wait until you are thirsty, then it’s too late.

Single parents, follow these steps to help protect your children

As a parent, your primary concern is the well-being of your children, both in the present and future. When planning for the eventual distribution of your estate to benefit your children while also minimizing estate taxes, it’s important to recognize that some of the benefits afforded to married couples will not apply to single individuals. So, what aspects of estate planning might require additional attention on your part?

Grilling safety | Don’t let your summer fun go up in smoke

Summertime and barbecuing go hand in hand. Picnics, holidays, and weekend get-togethers are perfect occasions to fire up the grill and do a little cooking in the great outdoors. Even mid-week family mealtimes offer a good excuse to do some grilling. After all, meals cooked on the grill are generally fast and easy to prepare and require a lot less kitchen cleanup afterward—not to mention, they’re delicious! However, whenever your summer fun involves the combustion of gas or charcoal, there’s an element of danger that should not be underestimated.

Sunset’s new rehab center now in full swing

After many months of growing anticipation and excitement, the new cutting-edge rehab center at Sunset Village, Sunset Retirement Communities’ Sylvania campus, is now open and serving clients’ diverse rehabilitation needs, including orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, disease management of diabetes, congestive heart failure, cardiopulmonary disease, post-surgical pain management, and fall prevention.

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