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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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National Rx Day Is Tomorrow, October 27, 2018, Be There

National Rx Day is tomorrow, October 27, 2018. This day is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in partnership with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The focus is to get all of us, and specifically senior citizens, to throw out any medications that they no longer need or have expired. To this…

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Aging Healthy And Gracefully By Eating Seafood Rich In Omega 3’s

Aging healthy and gracefully is possible by eating food rich in Omega 3’s, a recent study reports. These scientists define healthy aging as a  “meaningful lifespan without chronic diseases and with intact physical and mental function”. I’m sure all of us would sign up for that in a heartbeat. In fact, the problem of healthy aging…

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Which Moderate Exercise Is Best For Maxing Your Memory?

Moderate exercise is very beneficial for your health, especially for keeping your memory sharp, several studies have shown. The question then; what is the best moderate exercise to do?   For example, previous research showed that aerobic exercise preserves brain health and reduces the risk of getting dementia. Another study reported that walking 4,000 steps each day can boost…

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Caregiving Your Parent At Home, Can You Handle It?

Caregiving your parents at their home is no doubt rewarding, but understandably difficult. It’s a positive in that you can spend quality time with them, while they continue to enjoy the familiarity of their home. However, there may come a time when chronic illness may require more intensive hands on care in a skilled nursing…

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