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The Best Diet in the World

As November draws to a close, I wanted to talk about a way of eating that has been touted as the healthiest diet in the world. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and we’ve been covering the topic extensively … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving—And National Family History Day!

Today, November 22, 2018, is Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving has its roots deep in American history, when the pilgrims held a festival to thank God and their generous native neighbors who helped them survive the first year in their new colony. … Continue reading

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National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and today we’d like to raise awareness about family caregiving. Check out these astounding family caregiving statistics from caregiver.org: About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older … Continue reading

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All About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. The disease impacts people in different ways, but it all centers on affecting movement. In this article, we’ll talk about the signs and symptoms, possible interventions, and risk factors. Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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When Was Your Last Mammogram?

Breast cancer is an ongoing health concern for American women. About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and it kills women at a higher rate than any other cancer besides lung … Continue reading

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10 Warning Signs of Dementia

The risk of developing dementia goes up for every year we live. Humans are living longer than ever before, which naturally means more and more people develop dementia every year. Alzheimer’s disease is a specific subset of dementia, but there … Continue reading

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Dry Mouth: A Minor Aging Problem That’s Not So Minor

Around 20 percent of seniors experience dry mouth—a lack of saliva in the mouth. While this may sound like a minor annoyance that can be solved by drinking more, it’s not quite so simple. Dry mouth, most often a side … Continue reading

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First Day of Fall: Do You Know How to Prevent Falls?

The nights are turning cooler, the air is crisper, and the leaves are changing colors. Fall is definitely here. That means it’s time for Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Tomorrow is the Fall Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of … Continue reading

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Long-Term Care Hospitals: Wonderful or Waste?

Among the alphabet soup of medical abbreviations, you may have heard of an LTACH and wondered what that was. Long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH), also known as Long-term Care Hospitals (LTCH) are hospitals specializing in patients who require extended hospitalization. … 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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