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An older woman in front of a mirror doing her skin care regimen
Once the oily breakouts of our teenage years are over, it’s easy to think that the worst of our skin care troubles are behind us. However, proper skin care is just as important for seniors. As we get older, our skin needs even more special attention to stay healthy. With a few easy changes, your […]
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a doctor examines a sample to diagnose colorectal cancer
March ushers in the arrival of spring and often an urge to “spring clean,” by organizing, cleaning, and putting things in order in preparation for the lighthearted feel of sun, flowers, family, and fun coming our way. There’s a sense of renewal and refreshment that’s hard to resist. The arrival of spring is the perfect […]
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Eating disorders affect people of all ages
When many people hear the term “eating disorder,” they think of young women struggling to meet unrealistic beauty standards. But however prevalent that image has become, the truth is that these conditions are far more widespread. People of all genders and ages can have an eating disorder–even seniors. And when it comes to eating disorders, […]
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An emergency kit filled with medical supplies
Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. If you care for an older person, you understand the importance of preparing them for any situation. An emergency home kit is a valuable resource for anyone living through a disaster, whether a  hurricane or a power outage during a snowstorm. No amount of planning can ever truly […]
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A bathtub for bathing in a clean, well-lit bathroom
The loss of independence is one of the hardest things aging people have to deal with as their bodies change. As caregivers, we see the slow decline and the need for assistance, but often we neglect what it must feel like to require help with so many simple tasks. The need for bathing support, a […]
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space heaters are a common source of CO
We’re lucky enough to have mild winters here in sunny Arizona. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t need some extra warmth during the year’s cooler weather. As we run our heaters more often, the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning increases exponentially. This colorless, odorless gas is difficult to detect but can severely impact your […]
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A wooden figure sitting on the edge of toilet illustrating incontinence
The bladder’s main function is to do two simple things: store and release urine. However, in order to do these two similar and very important tasks, all the parts need to be working together. The bladder muscles need to contract to force urine into the urethra. The muscles around the urethra then need to relax […]
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quit smoking
We’ve come a long way from the cigarette-puffing Mad Men era, when the health detriments of smoking were not yet widely understood. Consistent awareness efforts over the decades have ensured that virtually anyone who buys a pack of cigarettes knows the risks. However, despite knowing the serious health effects of smoking, nearly one in ten […]
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A pair of seniors walking a paved path in the early morning
Time and time again, we hear about the benefits of walking. For decades it’s been touted as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle built on a balanced diet and moderate exercise. But by some accounts, walking starts to sound like a miracle cure that can treat anything from arthritis to dementia. So what’s the […]
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a phoropter used to diagnose diabetic eye disease
It can be shocking to learn what wide-reaching impacts diabetes has on the body. While diabetes mainly affects insulin production and blood sugar processing, the effects of that imbalance can affect the body from head to toe. In the past, we’ve discussed how diabetes can impact foot health through peripheral neuropathy and the importance of […]
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