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The Benefits of Elderly Persons Owning a Pet

For elderly persons who live at home alone or even in a group facility, owning a pet can provide stress reduction, result in lower blood pressure, encourage social interaction and physical activity, and prompt the desire to do research and learn about their pet. Studies have found a connection between cardiovascular health and pets. A […]
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The Importance in Informing Your Doctor About Any Fall or Injury

Falls and fall-related injuries amongst seniors are undoubtedly an area of concern. Despite this, a recent study shows that approximately half of seniors who have suffered a fall do not discuss the fall with their doctor. When someone has suffered a fall, it is very important to discuss it with the doctor for a variety […]
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The Importance of a Local Primary Doctor for Seasonal Residents

Southwest Florida enjoys a substantial inflow during the winter and early spring months especially. When seasonal residents experience an injury or become ill, they are often unsure as to whom to go to for medical care, since many seasonal residents do not have a local primary physician. Often times, their only primary care doctor is […]
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Diabetes and Fall Prevention

Diabetes is a condition that has been established as a risk factor for falls. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which is nerve damage affecting sensation, movement and balance, is a common complication of diabetes that puts aging persons at a higher risk of falling. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by increased blood sugar levels, which damage the nerves […]
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Natural Herbs and More to Help Safeguard Your Eyesight

Increased blood pressure and increased blood glucose levels can harm the blood vessels in your eyes. There are things you can do to protect your vision from eye conditions, including macular degeneration and cataracts, including eating a well-balanced diet and including certain natural herbs and supplements in your daily regimen. A few medicinal herbs that […]
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Aging Women and Osteoporosis

According to recent studies, only 17 percent of women are tested for osteoporosis or receive any type of treatment for it. When women who are more advanced in age fracture a bone, it is not standard to give them a bone density test to see if they need any type of treatment to help prevent […]
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Life Care Services

Did you know that Moorings Park has a Community Health Department? It has been brought to our attention that there are many questions regarding our Life Care Management Program. The Life Care Management Program is a growing sector within Moorings Park and Collier County. Our aging life care managers are trained healthcare professionals and will […]
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The Importance of Proper Hydration

The body needs water to eliminate toxins, produce digestive enzymes, maintain healthy skin, hair and organs, and to help your body absorb essential vitamins, minerals and natural sugars. Water also helps the body to regulate its temperature, stimulates metabolism and helps to promote regularity. Fluids other than pure water do not act in the same […]
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2017 Hurricane Season Safety and Preparedness Checklist

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an active hurricane season. It estimates there will be five to nine hurricanes, with two to four of them being major storms. A weak El Niño could make for a more active hurricane season this year. The NOAA just recently said there is a 45 percent […]
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Health Fair and Mammogram Screening Event this Weekend

PANIRA Clinic is hosting a “Health Fair” this Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM in “The Village Falls” Plaza. The theme of the Health Fair is: “Keep Our Community Healthy and Informed.”  We cordially invite you to be part of this health fair to inform the community of the services that you have available […]
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