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Low Blood Sodium: A Risk for Cognitive Decline

Cognitive degeneration in the elderly is a growing concern, which is why research continues to explore the causes and possible treatments. As we learn more about the condition, it’s becoming clear that some of our own choices and lifestyle habits may be contributing to mental decline in our later years. New studies suggest that one…

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Aging on a Budget: Care Options for the Elderly

Caring for an aging parent or family member can be a difficult, stressful situation. It can also be a very expensive process. Planning your own care after retirement can also be a difficult and daunting process. There are so many different options and a wealth of information to try to sort through. You want the…

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Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter safety is important for everyone, but seniors have a higher risk of injury and illness when cold weather arrives. Planning ahead can help you avoid some common issues that seniors face during snowy weather. You can use these tips to learn more about how to enjoy the season safely. Dress For the Weather Seniors over 65…

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Why Does My Doctor Do That? Check-up Questions You Never Thought To Ask

At any visit to the doctor, he’ll start by taking you through some standard tests. If he doesn’t spot anything wrong during a test, he moves on to the next one, usually without a word. It’s natural to wonder what exactly your doctor is looking for during this procedure. Here are the most common tests…

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The Connection Between Sleeping and Learning

In many cases, people who do not sleep well tend to struggle with learning. After all, a good night’s sleep is the key to success as far as happiness and productivity are concerned. To have a good night’s sleep is the perfect way to avoid negativity the next day. A new study has found, though,…

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How Green Spaces Can Help Your Mental Health

What are Green Spaces? Green spaces are areas of land outdoors that allow people to get a break from their indoor environment and technology. Parks, walkways, lawns and patios are a few of the many examples of green space. What are the benefits of having a green space around your building, workplace or school? Benefits of a…

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The Importance In Speaking To Your Doctor

While patients used to passively follow their doctor’s orders, people now often create a partnership with their doctors and their multidisciplinary health care team. In order to play an active role in your health care, you should proactively talk to your doctor during an appointment. Whether you are seeing your doctor for a specific reason or…

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Healthy Aging: What Is In Your Control

For most people, there comes a time when the carefree invincibility of youth is replaced by a more pressing concern about your healthcare and mortality. It is no secret that we become more susceptible to disease and injury as we get older. Thanks to increased knowledge and medical advancements, however, it is easier to be…

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Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp Throughout the Years

Our cognitive abilities slow down as we age. Even though this progression is natural, it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. There are, however, ways that you can keep your mind sharp at any age. These brain stimulating activities will allow you to stave off the effects of aging and enjoy an agile…

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Arthritis and The Benefits of Physical Activity

Arthritis pain makes it hard to get motivated for exercise. However, getting those joints moving is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain naturally. This is because regular exercise provides a wealth of benefits that include strengthening the muscles and ligaments that surround your joints while increasing flexibility. When you struggle with symptoms…

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