November News: Take The Challenge

Take the Challenge It’s a challenge at the holidays to make healthy food choices when so many delicious, rich foods are being served. Remember, the holidays are a time for family and fun. Don’t focus just on food. Offer to bring your favorite diabetes-friendly dish to the dinner. The hostess will appreciate that. Drink in […]

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October News: A Lack of Vitamin D May Contribute to Osteoporosis, Muscle Weakness, Hip Fractures, and Other Problems

Vitamin D and Seniors A lack of Vitamin D may contribute to osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hip fractures, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and overall poor health for seniors. But not many foods contain Vitamin D. The best food sources of Vitamin D are cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, tuna, beef liver cheese and egg yolks. […]

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Getting the flu can be a big problem! Protect yourself. Get your flu shot early!

September 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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