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August News: Flu Can Be a BIG PROBLEM

The Flu Bug is Coming Getting the flu can be a big problem, especially for seniors whose immune system may be weaker due to age. That is why people, 65 years and older, are more susceptible to the flu. Flu symptoms like fever or feverish feeling, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, […]

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More August News: Are You Feeling Hot?

Are You Hot? Heat-related Concerns             Wow! It’s Hot! A healthy body temperature is maintained by sweating. Older adults do not sweat easily and usually have other health conditions that affect their ability to lose heat. This is why older adults are high at risk for heat-related illnesses such as: […]

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August Special News Flash: 2015 Flu Shots Soon Available!

Don’t wait! Call (314) 726-5600 to speak with a Senior Care Consultant who can schedule a flu clinic in your facility for the safety and convenience of your residents. …And keep watch for a future post on “walk-in” days and times  for individual flu shots that will be given at AW Health Care, conveniently located in University […]

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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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