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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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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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Understanding and Coping with the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be devastating, for both for the patient and their loved one, who will now likely be taking the role of caregiver. While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, understanding what to expect at each stage can make things easier for everyone.   Upon Diagnosis Give yourselves time to adjust…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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3 Things that will Help You Recover from a Stroke

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the US, and the leading cause of serious disability. Stoke is also extremely common: every forty seconds, on average, someone in the US has a stroke. Despite these grim facts, there are ways to maximize recovery from stroke. Here are 3 ways to live your best…

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Indoor Temperature Affects Blood Pressure

In the coming days and months, Most of us will be turning up our thermostats. But according to British researchers, a warmer house does more than protect us from cold weather: It also protects us from hypertension (high blood pressure). A study published in the Journal of Hypertension, shows a strong link between a cooler…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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The Surprising Connection Between Sleep Deprivation and Diabetes

The epidemic of sleep deprivation in the United States is well-established: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that up to one-third of Americans do not get the minimum-required 7 hours of sleep each night. This sleep issue has a strong impact on general health. Studies show that people who do not get…

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November is COPD Awareness Month.

Now is the perfect time to share the facts about this disease, which is the fourth-leading cause of death in the US. What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema and bronchitis work differently: emphysema destroys the lungs’ air sacs, while bronchitis causes…

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