Don't let the flu virus get you!

August News: Don’t Let The Flu Get You!

Get A Flu Shot For Your Best Protection. The Flu is Dangerous Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It causes mild to severe illness.  Flu can result in hospitalization or death. Older people, children and others with an immune system deficiency are high risk for serious complications. Even if you are […]

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July News: Keep Body Temperature Cool

Be Cool: Pay Attention to Your Body Temperature Your body’s heat combined with environmental heat results is called your “core temperature”. Your body needs to regulate the heat gain (and, in cold weather, heat loss) from the environment to maintain a core temperature that’s normal, approximately 98.6 F (37 C). Otherwise your body will dehydrate […]

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June News: Pain Affects Your Life

What Is Pain? Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pain has both physical and emotional components. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. Pain may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. It may be acute […]

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May News: Eating and Drinking for Health!

Nutrition & Hydration As we age, eating right can make a difference in our health and how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. All food and beverage choices matter. Focus on variety, amount and nutrition. Choose from all five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy. Dehydration is ranked in […]

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April News: Be AWake to Arthritis

Be AWake to Arthritis In the United States, 23% of all adults—over 54 million people—have arthritis. About 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain. Treating Arthritis Take action to ease arthritis pain. Here’s what you can do: Get enough rest, do the right […]

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March News – Memory Care

Are You Worried About Your Memory or Dementia? As we get older, we begin to get concerned about our memory and thinking abilities. We seem to take longer to learn new things. Or, we forget to pay a bill. It’s totally normal to misplace your wallet or forget the names of your kids’ friends every […]

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February News: Have A Healthy Heart?

How’s Your Heart? Heart disease is a big problem. It is the #1 health condition in older adults. Normal aging causes your heart and blood vessels to stiffen which can lead to heart problems. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. What is heart disease? Heart disease refers to several types of […]

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Symptoms Checker: Do I Have COVID or The Flu?

Do I have A Cold, The Flu or Covid? Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between […]

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January News: Fall Prevention Tips

Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent falls especially for seniors. A fall can spell big trouble. It can land you squarely in the hospital and reduce your independence. 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: Get More Sleep & Less Stress

Sleep Smarts It’s so important to get a good night’s sleep. With age, people get less restorative sleep due to sleep disruptions like these: Anxiety, stress and depression Medical conditions and diseases: asthma, allergies, Parkinson’s, hyperthyroidism, acid reflux, kidney disease, cancer and chronic pain. Medications: antidepressants, corticosteroids, thyroid, hormone, diuretics and BP meds and some […]

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