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Managing Thin Skin in the Elderly 

Skin care rules that apply when we’re young —  such as using sunscreen and moisturizers  and avoiding smoking —  are just as important as we get older. However, senior skin care requires special attention because of the way our skin changes as it ages. Over the years, our skin becomes thinner, more fragile, and the…

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Testosterone and Aging

As we age, our hormonal levels drop. Although this has classically been noted in women, who undergo menopause, it occurs in both sexes. Testosterone, best known as a male hormone though both sexes have it, also drops with age. Declining testosterone levels can cause a variety of symptoms, including night sweats, fatigue and low energy,…

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5 Tips for Healthy Living with Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25% of US seniors have diabetes, and a whopping 50% have prediabetes. In seniors, diabetes is associated with higher mortality rates, higher risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced function, and decreased ability to live independently. However, it is possible to live a healthy life with diabetes. Follow these…

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Tackling the COPD-Anxiety Feedback Loop

According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.5 million people worldwide died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2015. Moreover, experts predict that this number will continue to rise in the coming decades. In the United States alone, there are currently more than 16 million Americans suffering from COPD. Worldwide, this number is…

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5 Myths about the Flu Vaccine

Flu season is upon us, and with it comes a variety of myths about flu vaccines. Be sure you know the truth about this deadly disease — and what you can do to prevent it! Myth #1. Only people at “high risk” need to be vaccinated. While it is crucial that people at high risk…

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Machine Learning Finds New Risk Factors for Dementia

Machine learning, a hot field in computer programming, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to “teach” computers how to analyze data on their own — without additional human intervention. AI is currently being used in every field, from cybersecurity to the development of self-driving cars. So it should come as no surprise that machine learning is also…

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5 Serious Food-Medicine Interactions

We all know that some medications interact with other medications, but what is less known is that some medicines interact with specific foods and drinks. Whenever you start a new medication, be sure ask your doctor and pharmacist about all potential interactions. The computer databases used by physicians and pharmacists quickly reveal drug interactions, but…

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5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Nursing Home

It has become clear that Mom can no longer live alone. But what sort of facility would be the best choice for her? Assisted-living? A nursing home? It depends on her needs. The best way to begin this decision is for family members to conduct an objective needs assessment for Mom. Is she no longer…

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10 Things You Need to Know about Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus refers to a group of diseases in which the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. In type 1 diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, the pancreas does not produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. In type 2 diabetes, previously known as adult-onset diabetes, the pancreas produces…

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