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Blog Posts in 2017

  • 5 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

    As people age, new health concerns emerge, presenting different challenges. Being aware of the potential changes you may begin to face as a senior can help you take an active role in your health, and allow you to take the right steps to minimize your risk for disease as you age. Given that the life expectancy for those living in the United States today is longer than ever before, you will want to ...
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  • Tips to Stay Sharp as You Age

    As people age, change begins to occur throughout the body, including the brain, which gradually shrinks. This shrinkage causes nerve cells to lose connections with other cells, resulting in instances of forgetfulness. These changes are generally normal, but for some, it might indicate the early signs of a serious condition, such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease. These conditions are severe and ...
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  • Improving Heart Health

    Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? This couldn’t be further from the truth. Many foods nowadays, particularly convenience foods, are processed and loaded with preservatives and chemicals that tend to have long-lasting detrimental effects on our bodies. One particular system it affects is our cardiovascular system (heart and blood vessels). Those who are over-weight, have high blood ...
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  • Caring for your Emotional Health

    An accident, injury or illness can be a very stressful event, both for the patient and their loved ones. It is often met with uncertainty and fear leading to sadness, disappointment, guilt, hopelessness, helplessness, discouragement, anxiety, nervousness and a myriad of other negative thoughts and ideas about what is to come. Most patients report that the loss of their independence elicits or ...
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  • Preventing Falls

    Everyone understands how devastating a fall can be. So, it is not only important, but essential that we understand measures we can take to prevent them. We all know the importance of exercising and keeping our muscles strong. But did you know that the most important muscle to use to prevent falls is your BRAIN! The best way to prevent falls is to think about what you're doing. Athletes concentrate ...
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