Adult Vaccines: Protect Yourself Against Serious Illness

Adult vaccines, especially for seniors is an important part of a health regimen.  For example, The CDC (Centers For Disease Control) and flu experts recommend that just about everyone get a flu vaccination every year. Why? Each year’s vaccine is based on the three or four strains of influenza virus that are expected to be widespread…

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Surgeons Preparing Seniors For Surgery With Diet And Exercise

Surgeons are now preparing seniors for surgery by first putting them a diet and exercise regimen for several weeks prior to surgery.       Surgeons: Preparing Seniors For Surgery Surgery can be hard on older adults, resulting in serious complications and death far more often than in younger patients. But many seniors aren’t adequately…

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Vitamin C Facts To Help Boost Your Immune System

Vitamin C is an important vitamin to take daily in order to maintain your health. Your immune system needs vitamin C to work right. Here are several benefits of  taking it daily.       Vitamin C: Prevents Cell Damage Vitamin C helps you get rid of chemicals that damage your cells and DNA. It’s considered…

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CDC Data Show How Large, Small Assisted Living Facilities Differ

The CDC earlier this week released data showing differences between small versus large assisted living communities. Small assisted living communities, have more residents who need assistance with activities of daily living, more residents with Alzheimer’s disease, and more residents who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The smaller communities, those with four to 25 beds, have fewer residents…

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Flu Season Continues With Mounting Hospitalizations, Deaths

Flu season in the United States is in its 10th week, but Centers For Disease Control (CDC) officials can’t say if it has peaked yet.”We aren’t out of the woods yet,” Anne Schuchat, MD, acting director of the CDC, said at a Friday morning briefing.Parents should be aware that the flu epidemic is taking a fatal toll on children:…

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Salt In Excess Can Mess Up Your Brain And Memory

Salt can really perk up that special food you love. Sprinkle it on a hot corn on the cob smeared with butter and experience pure heaven. But too much salt has for years been cited as a cause of high blood pressure. New research now suggests high-salt diets may also harm your brain   Salt: New Studies…

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Apple Launching Personal Health Records App For Its IOS 11.3

Apple announced that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched Wednesday to users in Apple’s iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will collate existing patient-generated data in the Health app with data from a user’s electronic medical record. At launch, Apple is working…

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Hernias: Know The Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Hernias occur when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Most hernias…

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