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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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September News: It’s Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month!! Make this month the time to get healthy. Schedule your annual physical and other health screenings. Go to these appointments and then, hopefully, you can stop worrying about ailments for a while. Solutions to Seniors Biggest Health Concerns Memory Loss It’s frightening to think about the devastating effects of memory loss. […]

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August News: Do You See Things Clearly?

Tips to See Things Clearly Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam and see better! Your eye care professional can help you see things clearly by detecting common eye diseases such as diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract, age-related macular degeneration. These diseases often have no warning signs, so a comprehensive exam periodically is a […]

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July News: Be AWake to Stroke and High Blood Pressure

Stroke is a leading cause of death and adult disability! A stroke occurs when a clogged or burst artery interrupts blood flow to the brain. This deprives the brain of needed oxygen. Consequently, affected brain cells die and brain damage occurs. When brain cells dies, body functions are impaired or lost all together! A stroke […]

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June News: Skin Care and Cancer Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. It is one of the few types of cancer that affects people regardless of age, gender, or race. There are three different types of skin cancer: basal-cell carcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma, and perhaps the most widely-known type, melanoma. The first two types are, […]

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May News: Exercise is Good.

Exercise is a Good Thing If you have osteoarthritis (OA), you may be thinking that exercise would harm your joints and cause more pain. This is not true. Research has shown that people can and should exercise when they have osteoarthritis. Exercise is the best and most effective non-drug treatment for pain reduction and improved […]

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