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February News: Develop Your Happy Healthy Heart

February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.               The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage […]

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January News: Don’t Stumble and Tumble! Fall Prevention for Seniors

Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent a fall, especially for seniors. A fall can have very bad effects on your health and land you squarely in the hospital. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of seniors age 65 and older suffer a fall every year. Annually, slip, trip […]

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December News: Medicine Safety At Home

What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet? Communication! Taking medicine is often an important part of your care plan. Good communication with your prescriber will help you to have fewer problems with your medicine. Be sure to tell your doctor about any allergies to medications. Let him know what medicines you are taking including over-the-counter, vitamins and […]

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November News: Dementia vs. Depression

Dementia vs. Depression Dementia is marked by a slow mental decline with confusion and inability to recognize familiar people and locations. Writing, speaking and motor skills are impaired. People with dementia often do not think they have a memory problem. Depression is marked by a quicker mental decline, but memory of time, date and awareness […]

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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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