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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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February News: Heart Healthy Living

Be Heart Healthy You cannot change some risk factors for heart disease you may have — such as family history, sex or age — but there are some heart disease prevention steps you can take.   Eat Right Include 5 to 10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some delicious ideas that […]

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January News: Don’t Stumble and Tumble…Avoid A Fall

Have You Had a Recent Fall? Falling Can Be Serious. In older people, one out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. Each year, 2.8 million older people go to the Emergency Room because of a fall. Over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year because […]

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Still awake?

December News: Sleep Smarts

Sleep Smarts! Does the need for sleep decline with age? No. Research shows sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood. So, what’s keeping seniors awake? Changes in the patterns of our sleep, called “sleep architecture” occur with age and this may contribute to sleep problems. Older adults, also report being less satisfied with sleep and more […]

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November News: Depression & Mental Health

Depression at the Holidays Although the holidays can bring much joy and cheer, for some older adults holiday time means depression. In the elderly, often it is not the holiday itself that causes sadness but the memories of earlier, perhaps happier, times. Depression can be caused by a minor or serious medical problem; chronic pain […]

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Which vitamins and supplements do I need?

October News: Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamins – Do I Really Need These? A new recent study on the nutritional needs of seniors reveals that only a few seniors really need to take vitamins and supplements. The bulk of one’s nutrition can be gotten by improving diet. Donald B. McCormick, PhD, and Emory professor emeritus of biochemistry and the graduate program […]

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