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Reading Glasses: Tips On How To Choose The Right One

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Reading glasses can become more of a necessity as we age. As we age, a natural decline in visual acuity can complicate the simplest things. For example, reading street signs, ingredients on a food label, and of course, instructions on your medicine bottle.   Reading glasses have been around for a long time, and recently…

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Brain Health Improves With Light To Moderate Exercise

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Brain health can improve dramatically even with light to moderate exercise, recent studies show. These improvements in cognitive function occur in the short-term and can last over a longer period of time.  Light exercise improves not only overall cognitive function but more specifically short and long term memory. This is great news for senior citizens…

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Customized Diet Reduces Diabetes Risk Across All Age Groups

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A customized diet is effective in reducing diabetes, a recent study shows. Currently, the recommended diets for diabetics is to  lower calorie and carbohydrate intake. There is no consideration to see how a diabetic will respond to a customized diet.     The new research from the Mayo Clinic, shows that taking a more individualized approach can…

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Pain Relievers Can Be Dangerous And Deadly, Know The Risks

Pain killers that you buy over the counter such as Tylenol and ibuprofen, can help you overcome your headache and bone aches, but can also be dangerous. There are risks you need to know about.   For example, many people believe that acetaminophen and ibuprofen are safe. And, yes, if used correctly, they certainly are.…

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Eat Healthy This Holiday Season: It Can Definitely Be Done

Eat healthy this holiday season, it can be done, no joking.  None other than the National Institutes of Health has just published a set of eating guidelines that is healthy and delicious. Eating healthy is important for all age groups an especially for senior citizens, who may already be dealing with one or more chronic…

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Stomach Flu, What It Is, Why It Happens, How To Treat It

Stomach flu is not actually like the viral respiratory flu, which we are strongly advised to get vaccinated against every winter. But, it’s just as miserable, painful, and annoying.   Stomach flu causes diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The only thing respiratory flu and stomach flu have in common is that they come from viruses. But,…

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Seniors Hearing Loss: Treat It Or Ignore It, That Is The Question

Seniors hearing loss statistics are grim. According to the National Institute on Deafness (NIDCD), hearing loss in seniors is one of the most common conditions affecting elderly adults. Approximately 33% of seniors between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, and 50% of seniors aged 75+ have difficulty hearing. Hearing loss impairs…

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Diabetes Month Observance Is Now, November 2018

Diabetes observance month is right now, in November 2018. It is observed every November. It is very important to publicize what diabetes disease is and how it affects your health and quality of life.   Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve…

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Sugar Intake In The United States Is Way To High, Learn Why

Sugar intake in the United States is way too high and the health consequences are devastating. According to the American Diabetes Organization (ADA), 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes. And specifically, among senior citizens aged 65 and older, 25% or 12 million seniors suffer with diabetes. Also, 2 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every…

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Loneliness In Seniors Can Increase Dementia By 40 Per Cent

Loneliness in seniors can increase their risk for dementia by 40%, according to a recent study. In addition, this effect ranges across a diversity of people and is independent of how much social contact they have. While several studies have shown the disastrous effects of loneliness on mental health, this study by researchers at Florida State…

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