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Kemps Introduces Flavored Shelf-Stable, On-the-Go Canned Milk – PerishableNews

MILWAUKEE Kemps, aMinnesota-based dairy, is introducing a shelf-stable, on-the-go canned milk product available atRoundys SupermarketsatPick n SaveandMetro Marketthroughout theMilwaukeeandMadisonarea. The new beverage,siips, offers delicious, indulgent and on-trend flavor combinations packed with protein that can be taken anywhere and enjoyed anytime.

Consumers are evolving and demanding more innovative ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, asking brands and products to meet them where they are, saidRachel Kyllo, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for Dairy Farmers of America. We created siips to help nourish kids, teens, adults and families wherever life might take them outside of the kitchen, without feeling like they have to sacrifice one of their staple refreshments.

siips is available in four varieties and was developed alongside consumers through deep insight work with tweens and teens. Milk has been around since the beginning of time and this portable solution brings it out of the refrigerator, into the 21stcentury and into the hands of anyone, anywhere. siips retails for$1.49per can.

Each siips flavor is low fat and made with 100% real milk. Every 8 oz can contains 8 grams of protein, is packed with vitamins A and D, and provides 25% of the recommended daily value of calcium. The line includes three indulgent flavors:

Since 1914, Kemps has been serving fresh, quality, delicious products across the Midwest. For more information, please Follow along onFacebookandInstagramand share your experience with siips with #siimplyperfect.

About KempsSince 1914, Kemps has been delighting families throughout the upper Midwest with wholesome and delicious dairy products. From our beginnings as a small creamery inSoutheastern Minnesota, Kemps has extended its roots to include the manufacture and marketing of fresh milk, premium ice cream and frozen yogurt, frozen novelties, sour cream and cottage cheese through retail supermarkets and food service channels. Headquartered today inSt. Paul, Minnesota, we operate six manufacturing facilities inMinnesota,WisconsinandNorth Dakotaand have over 1,200 employees. Kemps is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America. 100% of our profits go to dairy farmers and their families. For more,

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Hospital Hand Hygiene Market Size to Reach Revenues of $7.7 Billion by 2025 – Arizton – PRNewswire

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The global hospital hand hygiene market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% during the period 20192025.

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The demand for hospital hand hygiene post COVID-19 is likely to get a boost, especially in the year 2020 & 2021, due to a rise in patient footfall along with greater emphasis over hygiene maintenance. Health and hygiene are important aspects to maintain social dynamics. Developed nations have implemented a policy-driven architecture to maintain a healthy lifestyle in their societies. For instance, the WHO recommendation for preventing maternal infections is being adopted by numerous developed nations. This, in turn, creates a healthy market environment for hand hygiene products owing to its wide usage to retain hygiene in hospitals.

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North America's hospital hand hygiene solutions sector and is also likely to experience healthy growth during the forecast period. The growth in the region is mainly attributed to the increasing incidence of acute and chronic diseases such as CVDs, cancer, diabetes, and pneumonia as well as a surge in the volume of surgeries for treating such ailments. Also, the availability of advanced healthcare infrastructure and increasing concerns on safety and hygiene practices are contributing factors. A strong preference for advanced surgical procedures such as MI is one of the key reasons for this dominance.

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Rusk County to offer health and fitness program – Kilgore News Herald

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Rusk County, Texas Department of State Health Services-Rusk County, and Rusk County L.E.A.N. Coalition would like to announce the kick-off of the Step Up & Scale Down Program.

Classes will begin tomorrow, September 10th, at 6 p.m. in the Rusk County Extension Office Meeting Room, 115 East Fordall Street, in Henderson.

Classes will be held each Thursdays for 12 weeks (except for the week of Thanksgiving).

Step Up & Scale Down is a great program to do with a friend or family member as it is always easier to reach your goals when you have additional support.

The program consists of weekly one hour lessons featuring different speakers each week to help participants move toward healthier weight and includes a weekly weight check-in, weekly challenge to stay the course, Dinner Tonight! healthy recipes and tips, exercise resources, and a weight loss planner.

The 12 sessions include: Scale Down by Setting Goals; Step Up to a Healthy Plate; Scale Down by Label Reading; Step Up to Breakfast and Menu Planning; Scale Down with Moves to Lose; Step Up Your Hydration; Scale Down by Finding Your Motivational Mojo; Step Up to Healthy Snacking; Scale Down with a Colorful Plate; Step Up to Successful Socializing; Scale Down By Knowing Your Numbers; and Step Up and Celebrate.

The Step Up & Scale Down program is based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines, which are intended to help Americans choose a healthful eating plan. Step Up & Scale Down is a research-based program that has proven success in weight management and building healthy lifestyle habits.

For more information and to register for the free program, please contact the Liz at the Rusk County Extension Office (903) 657-0376 or Debbie McCoy-Rusk County Health Coordinator at (903) 655-0280.

Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

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5 Healthy Habits That Prevent Chronic Disease Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

From social media influencers to great aunt Bess, everyone has an opinions about the best habits for a healthy lifestyle. But whether youve gone all-in on apple cider vinegar or think the latest health fads are all hype, the choices you make can have long-term health consequences.

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Healthy lifestyle habits can slow or even reverse the damage from high cholesterol or high blood sugar, says lifestyle medicine specialist Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD. You can reverse diabetes, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease.

Here, he sifts through the noise to help you choose the best lifestyle habits to prevent chronic diseases.

The leading causes of death worldwide are chronic diseases, Dr. Golubic says. And they include the usual suspects:

But you can prevent many of these chronic conditions by addressing their root cause: daily habits. About 80% of chronic diseases are driven by lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise, he says.

To prevent chronic disease, Dr. Golubic recommends adjusting your habits in these five areas:

His advice is straightforward: Eat plants that are whole, unrefined and minimally processed. Eating plant-based foods helps reduce diabetes, heart disease and cancer risk.

There is evidence that the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases. This diet is rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains fish, olive oil and nuts.

Other evidence suggests that consuming a fully plant-based diet can even reverse chronic, diet-related conditions, including advanced heart disease. This diet eliminates meat, dairy and eggs and includes whole foods such as vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruits. It is the most compassionate and the most sustainable diet, Dr. Golubic says, and the one he recommends most.

I suggest you experiment. You dont have to go fully vegan tomorrow, he says.

Avoid refined and processed plant foods. Start by preparing one new plant-based meal a week.

Moving helps all your bodys systems. Experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week.

If that seems daunting, Dr. Golubic recommends starting small. Most of us can walk. So start with a 10-minute walk. Repeat this two or three times a day, he says. Then try to walk faster, have a minute of more intense walking or climb a flight of stairs. If walking is not an option, any physical activity will do. Simply move more and sit less.

Shoot for seven to nine hours of restful sleep each night. But if you just cant help burning the midnight oil, try to:

Chronic stress is not your immune systems friend. Try mindfulness, meditation and gratitude to relieve stress and improve your physical and mental health.

We tend to self-medicate with food, but there are healthier ways to relieve our stress, worries and concerns, Dr. Golubic says.

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the state of being more present and aware of what you sense, feel and experience. Its a great way to cope with stress and relax.

Dr. Golubic suggests two ways to master mindfulness:

Meditation: If youre new to the practice, 44 breathing, or box breathing, is a great place to start. Heres how it works:

Do this for five minutes three times a week, building up to 20 minutes a day.

Gratitude: Practicing gratitude is a good antidote for stress as well. In studies, burned-out healthcare workers who performed acts of gratitude such as remembering three good things or writing gratitude letters reported positive effects on their well-being after a few weeks.

Throughout our days we tend to notice more things that are not going well and pay little attention to positive moments, Dr. Golubic says. We are likely to feel better when, in the midst of a hectic day, we recognize and remind ourselves about all the gifts we have in life.

Social connectedness, or loving people, keeps you emotionally and physically healthy. Even when physical distancing is the norm, virtual connections can be transformative.

We have tremendous access to technology to help us avoid social isolation, Dr. Golubic says. Almost everybody has a cell phone, so you can be in touch with people and tell them how you feel about them. Even work emails signed, I hope youre OK, or, stay well, make a difference.

There are a few reasons it can be hard to get a handle on our habits, including:

To make healthy habits stick, Dr. Golubic suggests you:

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Juice Crafters gets a new name as it squeezes out the same ‘healthy good’ – La Jolla Light

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For La Jollans Carol and Jonathan Goldwasser, eating healthy isnt just a lifestyle, its a business model that enables them to share their passions with the community. And now the owners of Juice Crafters and Parakeet Cafe have decided to rebrand their juice bars this month with the name Joose Lab.

Its still Jonathan and me behind the brand, Carol Goldwasser said. We just wanted to renovate the image. Everything people love about Juice Crafters will stay the same; the essence is staying.

Juice Crafters is more than a juice bar, were a healthy lifestyle, Goldwasser said. We offer juices, smoothies, acai bowls and wellness shots.

The Goldwassers began opening their food businesses seven years ago with the first Juice Crafters in La Jolla. Seven years before that, the younger of the Goldwassers two daughters battled cancer as an infant, a struggle that shaped the familys desire to promote healthy eating.

She had to undergo chemotherapy when she was 6 months old, Goldwasser said of her daughter. So I became very aware of the health benefits of food and how much impact the food she ate had on her health.

Goldwasser said she could see, via weekly blood draws, how whatever we fed her would change her blood chemistry. I found a little pathway to help her through food, so I started learning whatever I could about food.

The Goldwassers daughter is now a healthy 14-year-old; their older daughter is 16.

Goldwasser said feeding her family became a passion of mine and drove her to share, to make this purposeful, to bring healthy options to the community.

The Goldwassers brought Juice Crafters to San Diego through a partnership with the originators of Juice Crafters, which is based in Los Angeles.

In every Juice Crafters product, Goldwasser said, the most important priority is the quality of the ingredients. The business sources the highest-quality ingredients we can get from local farms that use sustainable and organic practices.

Juice Crafters then uses the ingredients to make products that help your body function to its best ability, she said.

Joose Lab, formerly Juice Crafters, offers juices, smoothies, acai bowls and wellness shots.


You wouldnt want to drink a green juice made of conventional greens, Goldwasser said, because then you will be ingesting pesticides. Quality is very important when it comes to juicing. You want the nutrients; you dont want the pesticides.

Goldwasser and her husband opened three more Juice Crafters locations in Little Italy, Coronado and Carmel Valley.

It was our vision to go as big as we can, Goldwasser said. The motor behind everything is spreading healthy good around, to reach as many people as we can.

After the success of Juice Crafters, the Goldwassers opened Parakeet Cafe in La Jolla and expanded it to the same other neighborhoods as Juice Crafters.

Running the Juice Crafters and Parakeet Cafe locations is Goldwassers dream and my joy, she said.

Im not going anywhere. Were only improving and making things better for our customers while maintaining the same quality and awesome drinks they have always loved.

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Legendary Rock Drummer Simon Wright Joins the Life Pack Organics All Star Team – GlobeNewswire

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Simon Wright is an English drummer formally of legendary rock bands AC/DC, DIO, UFO, Rhino Bucket, and Geoff Tates Queensrche.

Los Angeles, California, Sept. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Legendary rock drummer Simon Wright has joined forces with Life Pack Organics as a Brand Ambassador for the Los Angeles based company specializing in premium CBD Health & Wellness products.The 57-year-old English drummer best known for his work in mega groups AC/DC, DIO and many others will help educate the music community with utilizing the amazing benefits of Hemp CBD products. Simon will be in great company with fellow all-star team members, Sinbad, Rudy Sarzo, and NFLs Glyn Milburn, Toi Cook and Chris Hayes.

James LaBrie, President and Co-Founder of Life Pack Organics, I am overwhelmed in the presence of such Rock & Roll greatness. I listened to Simon create memories with AC/DC and DIO growing up, and now I get to work side by side with one of the most talented drummers in the world. Truly Blessed. With his guidance and ambition, we will create products to help his generation of Rockers

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Life Pack Organicsestablished in 2017 is a next-level Los Angeles based, Health & Wellness nutraceutical company specializing in science based, organic products infused with Hemp non-THC CBD products for todays health conscious consumers. Life Pack Organics products can be beneficial in sports recovery, pain relief, reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and used in promoting an overall healthy lifestyle. Life Pack Organics is at the forefront of the CBD revolution with our high potency, 100% Vegan, Organic, Hemp CBD products.


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Meticore Reviews Everything You Need To Know – Spark Health MD

Meticore is a newly introduced, all-natural fat burner that promotes a healthy weight loss. It claims to identify the problems in weight loss, which usually are toxins, inflammation, and hormonal levels and works on them. The plant-based ingredients inside meticore are clinically proven to work on the root cause of these underlying factors, thus bring faster results.

Losing weight loss is a constant battle in which even if a person achieves his target weight, the struggle to maintain it is equally stressful as the actual weight loss plan. Interestingly, the journey to effective weight management is not a linear track; it involves turns and twists, each of which has an individual value.

Meticore is a supplement that helps people who are caught into a slow metabolism and weight plateau, which is why their weight loss progress is slowed down or completely stopped. But Meticore alone isnt a complete solution, one needs to adopt a healthy lifestyle with daily routine exercises to attain the desired results.

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Gaining more than a healthy limit adds people into a category called obesity. A Body Mass Index of 30 or higher recognizes a person at a high risk of certain medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, and even cancer. So, weight gain is not just added fat layers around the body; it is a direct threat to the health.

Fortunately, products like Meticore address the problems in conventional weight loss plans and try to fix the deficiencies. Using meticore results in the following.

The real question is, how does a fat burner help attain all these benefits? Is this even possible? How to know Meticore is a genuine help?

Thousands of meticore users share their experiences on how this supplement has helped them achieve their target weight. Surprisingly, there is no side effect reported, which implies that this product is safe for all users.

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Meticore is made with plant-based ingredients, each one of which has hidden benefits in weight loss. As a formula, it boosts metabolism, super loads the body with energy, and cleanses the body to initiate a self-controlled weight loss.

The benefit of this natural weight loss is that it doesnt damage or interfere in other body functions. When a user starts taking Meticore capsules, his body initiates the natural weight loss on its own. The amount of lost weight is different as per independent factors i.e., current weight, target weight, diet, activity level, height, etc.

How long can it be used?

Meticore doesnt come with a time limit. Every human body is different, which suggests weight loss to be different for everyone as well. Some people lose weight faster, while for others, it may take months.

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Meticore is designed to help maximum users, which is why it has no time-related limitations. The user can try it for as long as he wants or repeats using it after some time.

This is a non-prescription product that is generally safe for everyday use. It has no psychotic effect, which is why it doesnt affect the users cognitive abilities and work performance.

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Meticore side effects, if any?

The ingredients inside Meticore are selected based on their safety levels in humans. This is a premium quality supplement that is completely free from all side effects.

The only limitation to Meticore usage is that it is only recommended for adult users and not suitable for children. Other than that; this formula is

What are ingredients inside Meticore?

Meticore doesnt enlist all ingredients inside its formulation; it only explains that it uses selective herbal ingredients as per their efficacy and role in metabolism. The quantity of these ingredients is added after evaluating their safe dosage levels. Some of its ingredients are African mango, moringa oleifera, and ginger.

It uses no artificial ingredients, toxins, or fillers in its composition to make the Meticore experience risk-free.

The users are advised to read usage guidelines and follow them accordingly.

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The official information of the Meticore enlists the following benefits to expect from this supplement.

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Price and money-back guarantee

Meticore is available online for an affordable price. Those who want to shed 2-5 pounds may only need one bottle of it. But if someone wants to drop more than 5 pounds, the best is to buy Meticore bundle packs. These bundle packs give the same product at a much lower price.

All the orders of Meticore come with a 60-day money-back guarantee. This offer shows the companys trust in its product that it is willing to return every penny of a customers order if it fails to help him.

No refund requests are accepted after 60 days are passed. For more details, contact the customer care line at

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Weight loss is no secret, and everyone knows that reducing calories and exercising induces weight loss. But sometimes this weight is stuck when the metabolism is affected by any underlying condition. For this reason, a natural supplement like Meticore can help without causing any undesirable effect. Visit its website for more information!

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Back to School routine & other healthy habits – Clearwater Tribune

With COVID-19 ongoing, and it being fall, that typically heralds the end to summer carelessness and a back to school or the grindstone atmosphere, this doesnt feel like a typical seasonal transition. There are a few things that we should remember which are the cornerstones of most of our lives and these still need to be maintained. These include a sleep schedule, healthy eating habits, working on kicking ongoing habits and self-care.

I remember going back to school in the fall and my parents making me go to bed when it was still light out. Boy I hated that. But they were right, I did need my sleep. The amount of sleep a person needs is not set in stone; it varies by individual and even over the years.

babies need 12-16 hours a day

toddlers need 11-14 hours a day

preschoolers need 10-13 hours day

school aged kids need 9-12 hours each night

teens need 8-10 hours each night

adults generally need 7-8 hours on a regular schedule.

Its important to have not just adequate hours of sleep, but a good quality sleep. Quality sleep generally requires a set sleep schedule. Many people need a bedtime routine, and while that may be easily thought of as a bath, bottle, brushing teeth then bedtime story for the kids, this may be any routine that is calming to you.

The benefits of improved sleep are many. Getting enough sleep improves your immune system, helps you maintain a healthy weight and reduces your risk of diabetes and heart disease. It also keeps you in a better mood, helps you think more clearly and helps you get along with others better. Good sleep is part of a healthy daily routine. We know that having a daily routine reduces stress levels which everyone needs during a normal fall, let alone a pandemic.

Healthy eating is an ongoing goal for many. I hope that this is accomplished through a healthy lifestyle and not through a series of crash diets. If you would like help with finding available, affordable and tasty ingredients and recipes Clearwater Valley Clinic has two dieticians available for consultations. General recommendations include getting five servings of fruits and vegetables, generally eating less processed foods, and avoiding sugary beverages.

Improving yourself often means working on our unhealthy habits. Its not uncommon for us to have a habit we want to quit and its never too late to start making changes.

If you are a smoker Idaho has a program called ProjectFilter which can be found at This service offers quit lines, counseling and nicotine replacement.

If you drink excessive alcohol there are support systems. Dietary guidelines recommend moderation which is up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men for those who do drink but there is not compelling evidence that anyone has to drink alcohol. We dont recommend abrupt unmonitored stopping of alcohol in those who drink heavily because withdrawal can be life threatening. If you find that you are drinking more than you should please talk to your doctor or seek out a support system like AA.

There are many other things in life that can be addicting and if you find that there is an addiction interfering in your ability to enjoy your life or causing you harm as a way of coping please talk to your doctor.

So, while this back to school season certainly feels different than any year we have experienced, we need to remember that fall is a time for schedules and healthy habits. We hope that you keep a safe distance from anyone other than your household members and we have evidence to support that you should be doing it masked if outside of your home, but its back to somewhat familiar routines. If you or your loved one is having difficulty managing with the stressful impact of this pandemic please reach out for help.

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Taking A More Active Role In Your Personal Health – Escalon Times

The role individuals play in their own health care became more prominent in 2020. As a global pandemic forced people from all walks of life to prioritize their personal health each time they left their homes, many individuals sought ways to take a more active role in their health care.

Proactive health care has long been touted by medical professionals, though many people still dont take such recommendations to heart. In fact, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that as much as 75 percent of health care spending in the United States is reactive in nature, meaning that money is going toward treating conditions and diseases rather than preventing them from occurring in the first place.

Taking an active role in your own health care is easier than people may think. And the benefits of such a proactive approach are numerous, including a reduced risk for various diseases.

Schedule annual physicals. Annual physicals are one of the simplest and most effective ways for individuals to take active roles in their personal health. Many health insurance plans cover annual physical exams at no cost to policy holders, and these examinations can uncover issues even when individuals are not feeling any symptoms. Annual physicals also provide great opportunities for individuals to discuss diet and healthy lifestyle choices with their physicians in relaxed settings.

Learn about the preventive services that are right for you. Individuals should speak with their physicians about which services are recommended for individuals in their situations. Screening guidelines are often age-based, but they also take personal history and family history into account. For example, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends all adults between the ages of 50 and 75 be screened for colorectal cancer, but the frequency of those screenings will depend on each individuals personal risk and which screening test they choose.

Embrace physical activity. The DHHS notes that regular physical activity increases a persons chances of living a longer, healthier life. In addition, the CDC says regular physical activity reduces a persons risk for chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, various types of cancer, and even mood disorders like depression and anxiety. Access to fitness facilities may be limited or unavailable during the pandemic, but that should not deter people from exercising regularly. Walking, jogging, hiking, and cycling are great forms of cardiovascular exercise that have been linked to a host of health benefits.

A proactive approach to personal health is simple and effective, potentially helping people reduce their risk for a variety of diseases and conditions.

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Awareness, Action and Avert – The Tryon Daily Bulletin – Tryon Daily Bulletin

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month

On average, we lose 123 Americans to suicide every day, but it doesnt have to be. There are measures that we can take to save lives.

Our golden years are supposed to be a time of grandkids, fewer responsibilities and self-fulfillment. But this period is also one of significant life transitions; retirement, changes in finances, loss of independence and declining health all of which can lead to depression.

Identifying those at risk of suicide is often complicated. Mental health professionals and caregivers face many obstacles in reaching older adults. Our seniors are less likely to seek treatment for mental health challenges, and they tend not to display the more common warning signs. The barrier most frequently voiced is that they do not need help. Other common hurdles include practical deterrents such as cost, transportation, and not knowing where to turn for help. Older patients are also less likely to trust mental health providers and less likely to open up about personal problems.

Awareness of the risk factors is the first step. Lack of socialization, lingering illnesses and spouse loss are substantial factors to the risk of developing depression, increasing the risk of suicide in older Americans.

Timing is everything. Seniors can be very good at hiding the common warning signs of suicidal thinking, and they often are deliberate, determined and careful planners. If you believe an older family member or friend may harbor suicidal thoughts, taking action to help may save their life. Talk to them and listen without judgment.

Warning signs may include: preexisting mental disorders, substance abuse, drugs, alcohol, impulsive and aggressive tendencies, major physical illness, job or financial loss, loss of relationship, absence of social support and sense of isolation or access to lethal means.

If you recognize several of these symptoms in your loved one, seek a family therapist or another professional experienced with handling issues of the elderly. Studies show that therapy combined with antidepressant medication is very successful in more than 80% of geriatric patients.

Being engaged can help make a difference. Avert tragedy through prevention. We know that seniors with a healthy lifestyle most often have a healthy mindset. Get involve and show genuine interest. Offer help with daily needs and find opportunities for activity.

Developing a healthy environment include:

While these tips will tremendously help most people lead a fulfilling life, it is essential to note that if professional help becomes necessary, there are resources available.

Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient counseling program that addresses the emotional and behavioral health of adults over the age of 65. Through a combination of therapies, education, and wellness programs, Senior Life Solutions assists older adults who are experiencing depression and anxiety and have recently experienced a traumatic event and a host of many other symptoms.

To learn more about suicide prevention programs at St. Lukes Hospital, please call, 828-894-9890, or email Paula Hipp at, and visit our website at

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