Understanding Hepatitis Part 2

World Hepatitis Day was July 28th and we wanted to continue share with you some more information about this very misunderstood disease. Hepatitis C (HCV) Hepatitis C causes inflammation of the liver, with an estimated 80% of those infected developing chronic hepatitis. Many people infected with hepatitis C also can develop cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), and some may also develop liver cancer. Hepatitis C is spread primarily through contact with infected blood. Less commonly, it can spread through sexual contact and childbirth. There is NO vaccine to prevent HCV. The source of HCV infection remains a mystery in about 10% of the cases. That means preventive measures are your first line of

Understanding Hepatitis Part 1

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th and we wanted to share with you some information about this very misunderstood disease. What Is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a hepatitis virus. An estimated 4.4 million Americans are living with chronic hepatitis; most do not know they are infected. Most do not know HOW they were infected. About 80,000 new infections occur each year. There are several types of viral hepatitis infections. The most common types of viral hepatitis in the U. S. are hepatitis A, B, and C. In recent years, hepatitis D and E viruses also have been identified. Related health issues affecting the liver are cirrhosis and liver cancer. How do you get he

Keeping your Immune System Strong

With aging comes change in the body’s immunity. The body’s defense system doesn’t work as well as it did in its younger days. Fortunately, there are steps older adults can take to compensate for the immune system’s decline. It’s important to do so to protect yourself from viruses and other health conditions. Most people are hesitant to take medications or receive vaccinations that might not be necessary. That’s why seniors should first discuss natural immune system boosters with their physicians. Here are a few the doctor might recommend for a strong immune system: Consume a well-balanced diet: While this is important at every age, it is especially so for older adults. A healthy diet is the

Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and the Eye

The relationship between brain tissue and eye tissue is an area of intense interest for ophthalmologists and neurologists. The brain has a critical role in taking the visual information your eye gathers and putting it together into a picture that you can understand. And the optic nerve directly connects the brain to the back of the eye. Research shows that diseases and conditions of the brain can also affect the eyes because the optic nerve and retina are actually brain tissue that extends outside the brain case. Alzheimer's disease and dementia, which are caused by damage to brain cells, both appear to have effects on the retina. We don't yet have eye tests that can help us diagnose or unde

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

Happy Independence Day!

The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day or July 4th, has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. We’d love to share with you a little patri

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