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A family caregiver

Caregivers are an essential part of our health and elder care system. They put in long hours to provide the support, attention, and assistance many seniors need to continue living independent lives. Caring for a family member isn’t always easy, but it can be an enriching and powerful experience. This November, National Family Caregivers Month […]

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An older women concerned about UTI prevention

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common illnesses that tend to affect seniors with surprising symptoms. These infections occur when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra, which is the tube that passes urine from the bladder to outside the body. This bacteria then moves through the urinary system potentially infecting the bladder, or cystitis. […]

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Arthritis pain in the hands

Aching joints are a common complaint as we get older, but did you know that over 20 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with arthritis? Afflicting over 50 million adults, it’s currently the leading cause of disability in America. “Arthritis” is actually a catch-all term for joint pain spanning over 100 different conditions. All […]

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a senior couple enjoying healthy aging month

Twenty years ago, Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine, designated September as Healthy Aging Month . The purpose of Healthy Aging Month is to focus attention on the positive aspects of aging. Healthy Aging aims to encourage everybody over the age of 45 to let go of the negative expectations of aging and embrace […]

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A woman admiring a plant while gardening

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said that “Nature itself is the best physician.” While science has advanced significantly since the renowned father of medicine made that proclamation, the sentiment still rings true. Getting out in nature provides several health benefits for your mind and body that combine powerfully with modern medicine. These advantages are […]

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An EKG machine used to monitor the heart's electrical energy and prevent sudden cardiac arrest

Most seniors are well aware of the dangers that heart problems pose. After all, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, amounting to 659,000 deaths each year. But when it comes to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), the facts are not as commonly known. Despite the lack of general knowledge, SCA is responsible […]

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Several blister packets filled with medicine.

Keeping track of more than one prescription is hard. But what about keeping track of more than five? For over half of seniors, juggling that many medications or more is a daily reality. By the time we reach our later years, we often end up with pill bottles crowding our bathroom cabinets. Whether they’re active […]

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Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Week happens every year in early October. President Calvin Coolidge initiated the observance in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It’s now our country’s longest running public health observance and the perfect time to review your personal fire safety knowledge, whether you are a senior or the caretaker of an elderly […]

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A Primary Care Doctor

Going to the doctor for a routine check-up can sometimes feel like a pointless chore. But if National Primary Care Week has anything to teach us, it’s not to discount this essential medical service. Primary care visits are a crucial factor in long-term health and wellbeing, especially for seniors. A primary care doctor is your […]

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A homebound senior being cared for by a caregiver

It’s difficult to define what being a homebound senior means as there are varying levels due to social, clinical, and cultural limitations. Often people think the inability to drive defines a person as homebound, but it is so much more than that. A homebound senior faces extreme difficulty with the functions of daily living. Older […]

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