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October News: Dangerous Diabetes

Diabetes – It’s A Scary Thing It’s very important to control your diabetes because if you don’t, scary things may happen. You may risk health to your vision, heart, kidneys, nerves and skin. Follow the treatment plan that your doctor gives you especially in regard to medication that you should take. Diabetics must receive the […]

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September News: Aging Well…Healthy & Strong

September is Healthy Aging Month!! Are You Aging Well? Nutrition for Healthy Aging As people age, they need fewer calories. Their metabolism slows and they are less active. Choose your foods wisely. In an effort to get proper nutrition, you might gain extra pounds you don’t want! The USDA provides a guide to healthy eating […]

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August News: What’s In Your Flu Kit? Learn More.

It’s August and Flu Season is Almost Here! What’s in Your Flu Kit? A flu shot is the best way to avoid the flu. Many people ask, “Will I get sick from the flu shot?” Serious reactions to the flu shot are rare. The most common reaction in adults is soreness, redness or swelling at the […]

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July News: Eating and Drinking for Health

Healthy Summer Fare Keep your elderly loved one connected to summer eating traditions with popular warm weather fare. Many summer foods are nutritionally dense and help your senior get the vitamins and nutrients he/she needs to remain healthy. Watermelon Try eating watermelon. Watermelon is low in fat and contains more lycopene than any other fresh […]

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June News: The Skinny on Skin Cancer

TLC For Aging Skin As we age, our skin needs extra care. Skin gets thin and becomes dry over the years. It injures easier and heals slowly making it more susceptible to infection and disease. Avoid hot baths and frequent showers. Use mild soaps, and gently apply thick moisturizers or creams while skin is still […]

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May News: Keep Your Lungs Healthy To Breathe Easy

Aging Puts Stress on the Health of Your Lungs Your lungs have two important jobs. One is to take in needed oxygen. The other is to expel unnecessary carbon dioxide. As we age our lungs have to work a little harder due to changes in the nervous and the immune systems. In older persons the […]

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April News: Keep Your Feet Healthy

My Feet Hurt! Even if you are a senior, foot pain is not normal. Check with your doctor because the health of your feet can be a clue to your overall health. For example, joint stiffness in your feet could mean arthritis. Tingling or numbness could be a sign of diabetes. Swelling might indicate kidney disease, heart disease, […]

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March News: The UPS & DOWNS of Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure and Stroke Risk Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause your brain’s blood vessels to become damaged and weakened. As a result they narrow, rupture or leak resulting in stroke. Blood clots can also result from high blood pressure potentially blocking blood flow to the brain. When blood flow to an area of brain […]

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February News: Heart Healthy Living

Cardiovascular Health Though any aerobic exercise is good for your heart, these five physical activities are top-notch for heart health. Be sure to warm up before aerobic exercise by stretching and allow some “cool-down” time after. Brisk walking Running Swimming Cycling Interval or circuit training Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease includes numerous problems of the heart […]

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January News: Stay Healthy with Fall Prevention

Prevent Falls! Don’t Stumble and Tumble. Falling is a BIG problem. One out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling one time doubles your chances of falling again. Falls Are Serious Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in the ER for fall injuries, and 700,000 […]

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