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Safety and Awareness Issues in Home Health Care

Home health care is a growing industry and, as such, is a common target for scammers. Some pose as health aides or nurses in order to gain access to a patients home or to collect information for identity theft. To prevent these kind of scams, always know your health care provider and if you have […]

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7 Warning Signs of Health Problems in Aging Parents

Here are seven signs of potential health problems in aging parents of friends. 1. Are they taking care of themselves, i.e. clean clothes, good personal hygiene, and well kept yard and home? 2. Are they experiencing memory loss, beyond misplaced glasses or occasional missed appointments? 3. Are they safe in their home? Does their home […]

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ObamaCare is Coming

October 1st is the opening date of the insurance marketplace which is part of Obama’s health care reform plan. It is also the beginning of open enrollment. Now is the time to look into your health care options and see which plan will be the best for you. For help in sorting out all the […]

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Is Skinnier really Healthier?

For many years now, the health community has told us that being overweight was a health risk and everyone should work hard to obtain a fit and trim body with  no more than 20 percent body fat. If we did not achieve these goals, we were putting our health at risk. New research shows that […]

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Does ObamaCare Affect You

With the new health care laws going into effect next year, now is the time to start looking at your options and how the new guidelines may effect you or your loved ones. October 1 is the beginning of open enrollment for the new federal marketplace. Part of the new law makes is possible to […]

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Depression in Seniors

Depression is an often overlooked and under-diagnosed problem for senior citizens. Though everyone feels sad at times, if this feeling persists for more than a couple of days and interferes with daily life and normal functioning than it may be a condition that doctors call “depressive disorder” or “clinical depression”.  As we age, we go […]

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Health and Exercise

The National Institute of Health has stated that “people of all ages and physical conditions benefit from exercise and physical activity.” When we are younger, we all know that we should exercise regularly, though our reasons are usually things like looking better in our clothes, having muscles to show off, or being able to eat […]

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects one in three adults over the age of 65. It can be a debilitating disease characterized by joint stiffness and pain. Osteoarthritis is caused when the cartilage between the bones of a joint becomes damaged or degenerates. Though arthritis can occur in any joint it usually occurs in the hands or spinal column […]

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Eating Healthy as You Age

As we age, the nutritional needs of our bodies change and therefore our eating habits should change also. When we are over 50, we do not need as many calories as we did when we were younger, but we need just as many nutrients. Because we need the same amount of nutrients with fewer calories, […]

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Vision and Aging

Vision can change as you age. You may notice that you have to hold your books further away from your eyes than you used to or that it is harder to read the street signs. Some changes to your eyesight are more serious than others, but for many problems there are things you can do […]

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