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Neighborhood Support May Help Stroke Survival for Seniors

When someone has a stroke, it often alters the way that they walk and talk. They sometimes lose the ability to provide the care for themselves that they need in order to stay at home alone. This is when the neighborhood can step in to help. If everyone in the community helps to clean the…

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How to Ease The Transition to Assisted Living

When you have to make the decision to take an elderly family member to an assisted living facility, you might have concerns about whether the person will adjust well or if it will take some time. With most people, it does take a while to adjust to being in new surroundings and around new people.…

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5 Unexpected Signs of Dementia

If it seems like you forget things easily or you aren’t sure where you place something in the home, then you might be experiencing early signs of dementia. There are some people who think that leaving items laying around the home and not remembering where they are is something that is done because of being…

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Rehabilitation Plan Post Heart Attack

A heart attack is not the death sentence it once was. While it is a life-threatening and life-changing, medical condition, many survive a heart attack and go on to live healthy and long lives. The chances are higher than ever that one can survive a heart attack and undergo a complete rehabilitation, though factors such…

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Everything You Need To Know About Vitamins

There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about vitamins–especially when it comes to taking supplements. While it’s possible to get the recommended daily dose of most vitamins through diet alone, the fact of the matter is that most people can benefit from adding at least a few vitamin supplements to their diets. At the same…

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Sun Damage – What You Need To Know

Many people lay out in the sun for long periods of time in order to get a tan. They prefer the appearance of darker skin. It improves their confidence and self-esteem. You will pay a very high price if you decide to tan your skin on a regular basis. It is important to understand why…

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Medications: How To Make Smart Choices

Despite common belief, you can play a tremendous role in creating your treatment plan. By knowing your medical history, allergies, and budget, you will be able to work with the doctor to determine the necessary medicine to properly treat your condition. Asking the right questions about your prescribed medications will also help you make smart…

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Blood Clot Prevention

You Can Prevent Harmful Blood Clots A blood clot in a vein located inside a muscle, also known as deep vein thrombosis, can cause a number of symptoms like swelling, pain and tenderness. However, many people with these blood clots experience no symptoms at all. As a preventable condition, it is important to understand the risk…

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The Role Diet Plays in Senior Health

Having a healthy diet can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses and ensure a better quality of life. Chronic diseases like cardiovascular issues, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, diabetes, memory issues, strokes, visual problems and certain cancers are actually impacted by the diet that people eat. Due to this, it is important to eat a balanced diet…

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What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Many people are deprived of sleep because of their busy work or school schedules. These people will eventually start to experience serious health problems if they do not allow their body to get the amount of sleep that it needs. Our bodies repair themselves during the time we are sleeping. It is impossible for a…

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