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December News: Be Well…Infection Control and Medication Safety

Be Well! Infection control and medication safety are important for your good health so you can enjoy the holiday season. Germs Are Everywhere! Wash Your Hands! Did you know that 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch? By touch, we mean touching food or touching one’s own mouth, eyes and nose. Dirty hands spread […]

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November News: Depression… We Care About You.

Not a Normal Part of Aging. Everyone feels down or sad sometimes, but these feelings usually pass after a few days. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily activities for weeks at a time. Depression is a serious illness that needs treatment. If left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. Sometimes older adults […]

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October News: Dangerous Diabetes

Dangerous Diabetes People with diabetes have high blood sugar. This means the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective to control the level of sugar in the blood. Signs & Symptoms These include: frequent urination, excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue, frequent infections, slow wound healing. Sometimes no symptoms are present! […]

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September News: Pain Freedom Is Your Goal.

Pain Affects Your Life! Persistent pain saps energy and disrupts sleep. It can interfere with work and leisure activities and worsen other medical conditions. But you can be pain free. When Should I See A Pain Management Specialist? Pain is often under-reported because of fear of addiction. But if your pain isn’t being addressing successfully […]

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Don't let the flu get you!

August News: What’s In Your Flu Kit?

Our Favorite Flu Q & A Flu season is upon us. Flu bugs are starting to appear! It’s a good idea to start thinking about getting your flu shot. Here are some of our favorite patient questions, and the answers we give! Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease […]

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July News: Eating and Drinking for Health

Common Nutrition and Hydration Tips for Seniors Doctors give good advice regarding eating and drinking:  “Increase your hydration. Consume more protein.” But do seniors know how to make these changes in dietary habits? Increase Hydration Make It Happen! You become dehydrated if you take in less fluid than your body needs. Dehydration can cause confusion, fatigue, […]

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June News: The Skinny on Skin Care

Keep your Skin Healthy As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more vulnerable to sun damage. There are things you can do to give your skin the extra protection it needs. If you are taking medicines, check with your doctor to learn if any of those affect your body’s reaction to sun, heat and […]

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May News: Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy! Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) COPD is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common conditions that make up COPD. Damage to the lung from COPD can’t be reversed. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, or a chronic cough. […]

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April News: Take Care of Your Feet So You Can Keep Walking!

Keep Walking! People are spending more time indoors. While walking around a city center may be common in some countries, people in the United States are walking much less. The lack of movement is a major issue for the current generation of seniors. Seniors should be walking often. Why? Walking will help: Lessen the loss […]

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March News: Know the Ups & Downs of Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps. It is measured as “systolic” (when the heart is pumping) and “diastolic” (when the heart rests between pumps). This can lead to stroke and other serious medical problems like coronary heart disease and […]

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