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February News: Heart Healthy Living

February is American Heart Month Heart disease is a big problem. It is the leading cause of death in Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 655,000 Americans die each year from heart disease. About one in four deaths is due to heart disease due in part to some of peoples’ lifestyle […]

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January News: Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Is Serious Business Each year about 2.2 million older Americans go to the emergency room with fall-related injuries. Besides getting bumped and bruised, a fall can result in bone fractures and even death. A fall is very serious. Remember, just one fall can permanently rob you of your independence and dramatically reduce your […]

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December News: Sleep Smarts

Handling Stress at the Holidays Holiday Time is Stressful. Are You Sleeping Well? As you age the body produces lower levels of growth hormones, so you may experience a decrease in “slow wave” or deep sleep.  Your sleep is more fragmented, waking you more frequently throughout the night. Frequent waking causes your circadian rhythm (that […]

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November News: Depression Is Not A Normal Part of Aging

Depression Is NOT A Normal Part of Aging Feeling Blue? Everyone feels blue or sad now and then but these feelings usually don’t last long and do not interfere with daily life and normal function. But with depression, symptoms continue over weeks, making daily activities very difficult. Symptoms Of Depression Feeling sad or “empty”, hopeless […]

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October News: Dangerous Diabetes

A Dangerous Disease…Don’t be scared. Aim for better health. There is no cure for diabetes. But it can be managed. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and can keep your blood glucose in the healthy range. What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a […]

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September News: In Home Care

Be Safe. Be Well-Cared For In Your Home. That’s where in-home care can help. September is Healthy Aging Month. This month is dedicated to learning more about in-home care resources that can help you enjoy your senior years. Getting Older Happens! All of us experience the aging process. It is something that you cannot avoid. […]

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August News: Don’t Let The Flu Get You!

Get A Flu Shot For Your Best Protection. The Flu is Dangerous Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It causes mild to severe illness.  Flu can result in hospitalization or death. Older people, children and others with an immune system deficiency are high risk for serious complications. Even if you are […]

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July News: Keep Body Temperature Cool

Be Cool: Pay Attention to Your Body Temperature Your body’s heat combined with environmental heat results is called your “core temperature”. Your body needs to regulate the heat gain (and, in cold weather, heat loss) from the environment to maintain a core temperature that’s normal, approximately 98.6 F (37 C). Otherwise your body will dehydrate […]

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June News: Pain Affects Your Life

What Is Pain? Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pain has both physical and emotional components. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. Pain may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. It may be acute […]

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May News: Eating and Drinking for Health!

Nutrition & Hydration As we age, eating right can make a difference in our health and how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. All food and beverage choices matter. Focus on variety, amount and nutrition. Choose from all five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy. Dehydration is ranked in […]

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