Category Archives: Regency Health Tips

What You Should Know About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is associated most with heart attacks. High levels of cholesterol are a major risk factor for heart attack. But do you know what causes those high levels of cholesterol? In this article, we’ll discuss what cholesterol is, why it’s … Continue reading

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July 4th Safety Tips for Seniors

Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate our beautiful country with our family, friends, and loved ones. Maybe you’re going out for a picnic with the family, or an evening barbecue. If you’re planning to take your elderly parent, grandparent, or … Continue reading

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Terminal Illness: How to Talk About It

He’s the 90-year-old patriarch of a large family spread across the world. He’s sharp and witty, blood-transfusion dependent, and dying. She’s been battling cancer for 3 years, her loved ones supporting her all the while. Her doctor just told here … Continue reading

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Introduction to Wound Care

Nicked your finger on the edge of a paper or got a nasty bruise after bumping into a doorknob? Your body has the incredible ability to heal itself. Clotting cells in your blood, called platelets, mobilize at the scene of … Continue reading

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Strokes: Here’s What You Need to Know

In a stroke, every second counts. Do you feel confident you would recognize a stroke when it happens? It’s not hard to identify a stroke, if you know what to look for. In this article, we’ll cover the causes, symptoms, … Continue reading

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association has designated June as “Azheimer’s and Brain  Awareness Month.” They invite you to “go purple” to raise awareness about the debilitating brain disease known as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is caused by plaque buildup in the brain, … Continue reading

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Bruising in the Elderly: Causes and Prevention

If you suddenly see bruises on your elderly mom’s skin and she can’t tell you where they came from, don’t assume the worst. It’s actually quite normal for elderly people—especially women—to have unexplained bruises. The goal is to minimize their … Continue reading

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Lower your Blood Pressure with Doable Lifestyle Changes

Many seniors are in  prehypertension, that borderline stage where your blood pressure is at the highest end of normal. If your blood pressure is consistently 120/80 or higher, it’s a warning sign that you may develop full-blown hypertension. Chronic high … Continue reading

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Silent Heart Attacks: Know the Risks

Do you know the signs of a heart attack? I’m guessing you do; the American Heart Association has done an admirable job raising awareness about heart health. We all know heart attacks usually come with chest pain or discomfort that … Continue reading

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White Coat Hypertension: It’s Real

Does going to the doctor stress you out? Does it stress you out enough to cause your blood pressure to shoot up? If so, you have “white coat” hypertension—a real medical condition where your blood pressure is abnormally high at … Continue reading

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