It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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National Blood Donor Month - bring light to someones life this January

National Blood Donor Month: Can Seniors be on the Giving End?

Since it is the first month of the year, many people are still trying to keep their New Year resolutions. Some people decided that this year they are really going to do something to help others. One way, perhaps, is by donating blood during National Blood Donor Month. For those of us who are allowed…

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Honoring National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its…

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a visually impaired or blind senior in short-term rehab

A Visually Impaired or Blind Senior in Short-Term Rehab

World Braille Day occurs on January 4th each year. In honor of this, let’s examine short-term rehab from the angle of a blind person. A  visually impaired or blind senior in short-term rehab would experience everything differently to a seeing person. Diseases that can cause blindness  often affect seniors. Of course, there are actions a…

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promote healing of wounds in seniors

Promote Healing of Wounds in Seniors – Putting 7 Ideas ‘On Stage’

How do we promote healing of wounds in seniors? In senior patients, a chronic wound can become very serious if it is not treated in time. Wounds that do not heal within 3 months are called ‘chronic wounds.’ Seniors can acquire chronic wounds from illnesses such as diabetes, traumatic skin injury, burns, and ulcers due…

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Safe Holiday Travel with Alzheimer’s

Holiday time is vacation time for many families. But if your family includes someone who has Alzheimer’s, you’ll need to do a little extra planning. These 6 tips will help you make your vacation both fun and safe for everyone. Be realistic. Your loved one with Alzheimer’s needs extra downtime, so plan your travel and…

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Happy Holidays !!!

May your holidays sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

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Guidelines Updated for Colon Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. It recommends screening start at age 45 for people with an average risk of the disease, five years earlier than the previous recommendation of age 50. If someone is at high risk of colorectal…

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