Category Archives: Regency Health Tips

How Seniors Can Prepare for Emergencies

Hurricane Florence is making the news as the first major hurricane of the 2018 season. Its winds have been battering North Carolina all Thursday, and devastating storm surges and destructive winds are expected when it makes landfall early this morning. … Continue reading

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September: National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

America observes AFib Awareness Month in September. Many people are not aware of this relatively common condition that makes strokes five times more likely. Today we’ll talk about Atrial fibrillation, its symptoms, and how to catch it early. What is … Continue reading

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Adults and Seniors: Are You Up To Date With This Booster?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a project of the CDC and National Public Health Information Coalition. Immunizations are a public health concern because un-immunized people can spread diseases to their loved ones, neighbors, and co-workers. Vaccines are especially important … Continue reading

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All About the Shingles Vaccine

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a project of the CDC and National Public Health Information Coalition. Immunizations are a public health concern because un-immunized people can spread diseases to their loved ones, neighbors, and co-workers. Vaccines are especially important … Continue reading

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All About Dysphagia

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing food, is a common condition among seniors. The culprits are usually either nerve or muscle problems that make it hard to get the food down to the stomach. How Swallowing Works You probably don’t give swallowing … Continue reading

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How Palliative Care Can Smooth Your Cancer Journey

We’ve written a lot about palliative care in the past here on the Regency Blog. As an example, here is a detailed post about the difference between palliative care and hospice care. As a quick recap, palliative care is an area … Continue reading

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Losing Weight the Healthy Way When You Are A Senior

Good evening to all of you, my beloved Regency family! Our good friend of Regency, Hazel Bridges of www.agingwellness.org, wrote this exclusive healthcare article, just for all of you! Diet and exercise, the two pillars of weight loss, tend to … Continue reading

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Tracheostomy Care Information

When someone can’t breathe on their own, due to illness or injury, many times doctors will perform a tracheotomy. This is a medical procedure that temporarily or permanently opens a hole in the neck for a tube to pass through … Continue reading

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All about Cataract

Blurred objects. Faded colors. Double vision. If you have or had a cataract, you’re probably familiar with these symptoms. You’re also in good company. More than half of all Americans experience a cataract by the time they reach 80 years … Continue reading

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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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