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Heart Health

World Heart Day was established at the beginning of the 21st century as a means or the World Heart Federation to increase awareness about heart health. Worldwide, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death each year, resulting in the lost of over 17.5 million lives. The World Heart Federation has the goal […]
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Pain Medications and Risk of Falling and Addiction for Elderly

Many elderly persons suffer from chronic pain due to musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, nerve damage due to diabetes or shingles, or various forms of cancer. Reports indicate that over 30 percent of people enrolled in Medicare Part D use opioid prescriptions in efforts to manage pain. Opioids (hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, etc.) are powerful pain medications […]
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Dementia Awareness and Care

Dementia is a brain disorder that diminishes memory, thinking and the ability to communicate, making daily self-care difficult and average daily activities challenging to perform. Many people have memory loss issues and this does not automatically mean that they have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of […]
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Hurricane Preparedness Checklist as Florida Braces for Irma

It is especially important to be prepared if there are babies, elderly, ill persons or special needs persons in the home, to ensure all needs are properly met in case a hurricane affects the area. Here is a hurricane safety checklist to help you in preparing: Water in plastic containers. One gallon of water per […]
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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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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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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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Bathing Challenges for Seniors and Tips to Prevent Falls

Getting in and out of the tub can be an arduous task for some older adults, even when their restrooms are equipped with safety equipment to assist them. University of Michigan’s Medical School’s Division of Geriatric Medicine completed a study of people aged 60 and older, to examine how they climbed in and out of […]
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Dental Health Connected With Your Overall Health

Experts indicate that sensory, cognitive and physiological aging can lead to complications with your dental health. It is important to make regular visits to your dentist to get cleanings and checkups, as there is a strong connection between your dental health and your overall health. Good Oral Care Habits that Can Support Your Health: Proper […]
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