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A healthcare worker uses a cuff to screen an older patient for high blood pressure

Take a moment and remember back to that high school biology class when you learned about the hard-working, steadily beating heart pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through the body each day. By age 70, your heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. With all that work, it’s easy to see why taking care […]

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An older women wearing a white blouse and straw hat using a handheld fan to stay cool in the heat

Staying cool is a top priority during our hot Arizona summers. It’s a challenge to strike the right balance between getting outside and staying protected from the sun. However, it’s a matter of life and death for many older adults. Excessive heat can dramatically impact even the healthiest of seniors, making summer safety awareness all […]

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Use F.A.S.T to spot the early symptoms of stroke

It’s always a great time to learn the symptoms of a stroke because “time lost is brain lost.” When every second counts, people must act F.A.S.T when they spot the signs of stroke and summon help immediately.  Stroke, often known as a “brain attack,”  usually occurs when a blood clot gets stuck in a blood […]

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An older women sitting on a bed suffering from joint pain in her knee

Weekend warrior, home renovation, playing with the grandkids, we all overdo it sometimes and suffer joint pain for a day or two. However, for those dealing with arthritis, sore joints aren’t limiting activity for just a few days. Arthritis is one of the United States’ most widespread health conditions and impacts the lives of men, […]

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An older man using a walker receiving after-surgery care from a in-home cargiver

The road to recovery after surgery can be long and arduous. Depending on the procedure and the patient, it can take weeks or months to be fully independent after an operation. The key to a speedy and uncomplicated recovery is to practice good after-surgery care so your body can heal. By rearranging your home, preparing […]

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gout attacks are on the rise among seniors

Gout attacks, one of many forms of arthritis, used to be considered a “royal” disease, associated with kings like Henry VIII, who could afford rich diets full of meat, alcohol, and desserts. Nowadays, those three things are part of a typical American diet. So, while we may consider ourselves rich with food options, we also […]

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An in-home caregiver helps and older man read a book

When your loved one needs assistance with life’s daily tasks, a caregiver can help them stay in their own home and continue living an independent life. You might consider becoming a caregiver yourself or have already taken on many caregiving duties. But full-time family caregivers face a large amount of stress, especially when your loved […]

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Aphasia

Even though aphasia impacts nearly two million people across the country, many Americans aren’t well educated about the condition. In fact, The National Aphasia Association found that 84 percent of people polled had never even heard of the word “aphasia.” National Aphasia Awareness Month this June is a great time to raise awareness about what […]

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An eye surgery device that helps clear patient's vision

Does bright light cause you vision problems? Do vision problems make it difficult to drive, do your job, or read? June is Cataract Awareness Month highlighting the eye condition that is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans have cataracts, and experts believe that number will grow to approximately […]

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alzheimer's and dementia

As modern medicine helps keep our bodies healthy for longer, we have begun to understand how the brain ages. More people than ever have been affected by forms of dementia in recent decades. Between 1990 and 2016, dementia cases more than doubled from 20.2 million to 43.8 million. A third of older Americans now have […]

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