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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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Fighting Hypertension: Nutrition Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Fighting Hypertension: Nutrition Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, is something that should be taken seriously no matter your age. Hypertension is most often associated with those who are older or obese, but the truth is that high blood pressure can affect anybody. While it may seem counterintuitive, the best way…

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Social Issues and Their Affect on the Health of Seniors

Social health issues are always a concern, but few realize the significant impact it can have on both the mental and physical health of senior citizens. These issues often have a largely negative effect on seniors, and many treatment centers are planning on options to make it easier for seniors to receive treatment for such…

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Laughter, One of the Best Medicines

While there are many medications that people may take for a variety of different conditions, one of the most important things that all people must do is keep their bodies healthy with a stress-free lifestyle. Many people already known that some of the best ways to lead such a lifestyle is to exercise regularly, limit…

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Managing Insomnia for Those With Chronic Pain

Insomnia is one of the worst experiences to have. When you are suffering from chronic pain, all you want to do is get to sleep and escape the pain for a few hours. Unfortunately, chronic pain from conditions like fibromyalgia and cancer is one of the reasons why you cannot sleep. It is estimated that…

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The Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

As people age, certain physiological changes occur in the body. Hair becomes gray and may thin. Skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles form. Some people have difficulty sleeping, and some find it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Blood vessels may narrow or become stiffer, and the heart rate may slow. Because bone density decreases,…

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Aging: Secrets for a Longer Life

People tend to think that they will live forever when they are young. However, as individuals age, they often become more concerned about living longer and ensuring that they are healthy and happy during their time on Earth. While there’s no Fountain of Youth that will allow someone to stay young forever, there’s a lot…

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