Archive for the Health Category

Cats & Seniors

Cats & Seniors

Cats & Seniors  Cats make great companions for people of all ages and walks of life. Whether you are a busy single professional living alone in a small apartment in the city, a family with children living in a house in the suburbs or a senior citizen […]

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DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE 7 SIGNS OF IMPENDING URINARY INCONTINENCE?

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE 7 SIGNS OF IMPENDING URINARY INCONTINENCE?

Do you recognize the 7 signs of impending urinary incontinence? Carlos Gabriel, M.D.   1. Nocturia: waking up to go to the bathroom at night. This is one of the first signs of an overactive bladder. In fact, it is so integral to the diagnosis that many […]

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Medicines: Understand How to Use Them Safely

When Jerry, age 71, came home from the drug store with his latest prescription, he placed all his pill bottles on the kitchen counter and counted them. “I take five different medications, and you take four,” he said to his wife. “We need a system. We need […]

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Helpful Hints About Your Hospital Stay: From the Admissions Process to Being Discharged

Has your doctor said you need a medical test that has to be done in the hospital? Do you need surgery? Most people worry when they have to stay overnight in the hospital. Learning more about what to expect and about people who work in hospitals can […]

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Sleep and Aging

Sleep and Aging

  Ever since he retired, Edward dreads going to bed at night. He’s afraid that when he turns off his light, he will just lie there with his eyes open and his mind racing. “How can I break this cycle?” he asks. “I’m so tired—I need to […]

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5 Tips for Healthy Eating as We Age

5 Tips for Healthy Eating as We Age

(NewsUSA) – Good nutrition plays an important role in how well you age. Eating a healthful diet helps keep your body strong and can help reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis. Studies even show a link between healthful eating and longevity. "As we […]

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Footcare Helps Keep Elderly Mobile

Footcare Helps Keep Elderly Mobile

  (NewsUSA) – Many people assume that it is a normal part of the aging process, but no one should resign themselves to foot pain. According to the The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), some foot problems are hereditary, but many others result from cumulative neglect and abuse. […]

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The Truth Behind 4 Food Myths

The Truth Behind 4 Food Myths

(NewsUSA) – Don't you just hate food scolds? Especially when they're as certain they're right as all those tech geniuses were about iPhones never replacing Blackberries. Well, in some cases, people are actually basing their assumptions on either pure myth or the latest diet fad. You know, as in: Gluten […]

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Heart Health

Heart Health

Elena keeps an eye on her husband Frank to make sure he is taking care of his heart. But she was surprised at a recent medical appointment when Dr. Reyes asked about her family’s history of heart disease. When Dr. Reyes heard that Elena’s mother had died […]

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Alcohol Use In Seniors

Alcohol Use In Seniors

Anyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Uncle George always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaler all her life—she started having a drink each night to help […]

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