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Four Corners Press Release

The brain is an important part of your body! June is a good month to be thinking about your brain! It’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It is also Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. 

How do you take care of your brain? Often, we may not think about this until suddenly our head hurts, and we don’t know why. Did you know that there are things you can do to avoid a headache or migraine? 

Here’s a list of some common things to keep in mind:

  • Sleep: Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. 
  • Eat: Do not skip meals. 
  • Stress: Find things to do that you enjoy to ease feelings of pressure or worry. 
  • Exercise: Do this regularly. 

Other causes of a headache could be head injuries, medication, certain smells, weather changes, or bright lights. More information can be found here: https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/resource-library/what-is-headache-hygiene/ Another possible cause of a headache could be a brain tumor. To find out more about brain tumors, go here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/brain-tumor/symptoms-causes/syc-20350084

Talk to your doctor if you struggle with headaches or migraines.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that destroys memory and other important mental roles. There are things you can do each day to help your brain stay healthy! The Alzheimer’s Association shares “10 Healthy Habits for Your Brain”. 

  1. Challenge your mind
  2. Stay in school
  3. Get moving
  4. Protect your head
  5. Be smoke-free
  6. Control your blood pressure
  7. Manage diabetes
  8. Eat right 
  9. Maintain a healthy weight
  10. Sleep well

Take care of your brain; you wouldn’t be the same without it! 

For questions or to learn more, call Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or 877-337-3573. You can also email us at info@fourcorners.ne.gov. Visit the Four Corners website at https://fourcorners.ne.gov. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel @fc_healthdept!