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October News: Vitamins & Supplements

Vitamins – Do I Really Need These? A new recent study on the nutritional needs of seniors reveals that only a few seniors really need to take vitamins and supplements. The bulk of one’s nutrition can be gotten by improving diet. Donald B. McCormick, PhD, and Emory professor emeritus of biochemistry and the graduate program […]

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September News: It’s Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month!! Make this month the time to get healthy. Schedule your annual physical and other health screenings. Go to these appointments and then, hopefully, you can stop worrying about ailments for a while. Solutions to Seniors Biggest Health Concerns Memory Loss It’s frightening to think about the devastating effects of memory loss. […]

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Getting the flu can be a big problem! Protect yourself. Get your flu shot early!

September News: Flu Can Be a BIG PROBLEM

The Flu Bug is Coming Getting the flu can be a big problem, especially for seniors whose immune system may be weaker due to age. That is why people, 65 years and older, are more susceptible to the flu. Flu symptoms like fever or feverish feeling, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, […]

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More August News: Are You Feeling Hot?

Are You Hot? Heat-related Concerns             Wow! It’s Hot! A healthy body temperature is maintained by sweating. Older adults do not sweat easily and usually have other health conditions that affect their ability to lose heat. This is why older adults are high at risk for heat-related illnesses such as: […]

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August News: Be “AW”ake to High Blood Pressure!

 Do I Have High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure really doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms. A health professional can check your blood pressure. Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. While blood pressure can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, […]

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June News 2015: It’s Painful…Itchy…and Red!

Painful Shingles Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It can occur anywhere on your body but most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around your torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you’ve had chicken pox, the virus […]

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Aging Well Journal Newsletter – February 2014 – AW Health Care

February is Heart Health Month   Heart disease is a big problem. It is the leading cause of death in Americans. What is heart disease? Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is when a substance called “plaque” builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. […]

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Aging Well Health Journal Newsletter July 2013

Health Literacy: What It Means For You Health Literacy is the ability of the individual to understand basic health information and make good health decisions. Most health information comes from the doctor or other health provider. It is very important to understand personal health information. People who understand and act on the information they receive […]

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