August News: Be “AW”ake to High Blood Pressure!

 Do I Have High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure really doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms. A health professional can check your blood pressure. Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. While blood pressure can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, […]

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June News 2015: It’s Painful…Itchy…and Red!

Painful Shingles Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It can occur anywhere on your body but most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around your torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you’ve had chicken pox, the virus […]

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May 2015 News: What Music is Best for Pain Relief?

Arthritis Pain – Manage It with Music and Yoga! Good Everyday Ideas During the day, if you’ve been sitting, adjust your position frequently. Periodically tilt your neck from side to side. Bend and stretch your legs. Pace yourself. Take breaks so that you don’t over use a single joint and cause more pain. Stand up and walk […]

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Aging Well Journal Newsletter – April 2015 Foot Health

Foot Health: A Step in the Right Direction Congratulations! You are a senior citizen! You are now entitled to retire, receive discounts and even play Bingo 5 nights a week if you want! But aging also has its downfalls. Now you have a responsibility to yourself to keep your feet healthy so you can still […]

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Aging Well Journal Newsletter – March 2015 Nutrition & Hydration

Nutrition & Hydration How Do Nutrition and Hydration Needs Change with Age? Older adults do not burn as many calories as do younger people. People’s appetite and digestive process slows down. But that does not mean that older adults do not need a good diet. Dietary needs become more important with age. Older people need vitamins, […]

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Aging Well Journal Newsletter – February 2015 Heart Health

  Heart Health and Coumadin What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin sodium is the generic), what is often called a blood thinner, is more accurately an “anticoagulant”. Coumadin reduces blood clots and is prescribed to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and clots in veins and arteries. Other conditions that increase the risk of blood clots are atrial […]

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Aging Well Journal January 2015 – Glaucoma

Are You at risk for Glaucoma?  As we age, vision and eye health deteriorate. By tackling your eye health problems now, you can prevent or slow the progression of vision loss in the future. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage the eye’s optic nerve and, over time, results in blindness. It’s […]

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Aging Well Journal Newsletter – December 2014 Holidays

The Holidays Are Here! Holidays are a time of joyful celebration. But for too many, the holidays can be a stress overload! Get rid of the stress by calling AW Health Care. We can send a caregiver to help you with baking, shopping and decorating. If you like to send cards or gifts, AW Health […]

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Aging Well Journal Newsletter – November 2014 Diabetes Awareness

  Diabetes: What is it? Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there is too much sugar in the blood. When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. The pancreas, then releases insulin which opens the cells to allow glucose to enter and provide energy. With diabetes, this system does not work! […]

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Aging Well Journal Newsletter – October 2014 Mental Health Awareness

  Good Health Includes Good Mental Health Good health includes both physical and mental health and well-being. And the two go hand in hand. There are many good lifestyle choices we can make to keep our minds healthy.  Be physically active! It helps prevent dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, and helps alleviate depression too. Be mentally […]

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