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October News: Managing Your Diabetes

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? When you eat, your food is broken down into a sugar called glucose. Glucose gives your body the energy it needs to work. But to use glucose as energy, your body makes insulin, which “unlocks” your body’s cells so they can receive the glucose they need. When you have type […]

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September News: Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month Aging has frustrations. Don’t compound your aging problems by tolerating a poor memory. If you don’t have Alzheimer’s, then you can improve your memory. Avoid more problems by keeping good bone health and reducing stress in every day living. Here are some ways to boost your memory. Get better organized! […]

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August News: Flu Vaccine and Immunization Awareness

Vaccine and Immunization Awareness Each year, many adults become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of disease. Many of these diseases can be prevented with vaccinations. Vaccination rates are generally low in the United States partly because many seniors are not aware that they need a vaccine. Health conditions like asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease […]

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July News: Summer Heat Problems Solved

Summer Heat is Here! Keep Cool. A healthy body temperature is maintained by sweating. Older adults do not sweat easily due to some health conditions. So they are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses like these when the temperatures rise: Heat rash or muscle cramps Swelling in the legs and hands Hyperventilation, heat stress and fainting […]

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June News: You Can Be…Pain Free!

What Is Pain? Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong. It can be steady, throbbing, stabbing, aching, pinching or described in many other ways. Sometimes it’s just a nuisance like a mild headache. Other times it can be debilitating. Pain can bring about other physical symptoms, like nausea, dizziness, weakness […]

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May News: Eating & Drinking for Health

Nutrition and Fluid Needs Change with Age Eating right and staying hydrated becomes more important 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 […]

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April News: Arthritis Pain

Arthritis Pain – YOU CAN MANAGE IT! Good Everyday Ideas to Help Lessen Arthritis Pain 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 […]

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March News: Memory Care

Let’s Focus on Memory Care As we get older, changes occur in all parts of your body. That includes your brain. Here are the primary changes: Certain parts of the brain shrink. This is especially true of those parts that are important to learning. Communication between neurons diminishes. Blow flow to the brain slows. Inflammation […]

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February News: Heart Healthy Living

February is American Heart Month Heart disease is a big problem. It is the leading cause of death in Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 655,000 Americans die each year from heart disease. About one in four deaths is due to heart disease due in part to some of peoples’ lifestyle […]

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January News: Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Is Serious Business Each year about 2.2 million older Americans go to the emergency room with fall-related injuries. Besides getting bumped and bruised, a fall can result in bone fractures and even death. A fall is very serious. Remember, just one fall can permanently rob you of your independence and dramatically reduce your […]

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