Health

American Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to evaluate your risk factors for heart disease and to make healthy changes to your lifestyle. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In America, one in every 4 deaths is the...

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Stay Safe in the Heat

This coming week our region is going to experience triple digit temperatures.  It is imperative that older adults be careful during this heat wave.  People over the age of 65 are less efficient in regulating body temperature because they don’t sweat as much as younger...

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Know Abuse. Report Abuse.

      June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  For every case of elder abuse reported, an estimated four cases go unreported.  It is up to us as caring professionals, community members, and neighbors to be on the lookout for the older adults and younger vulnerable...

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke and every four minutes someone dies from a stroke.  This makes strokes the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blockage stops...

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Older Adults and Dental Care

October is National Dental Hygiene Month.  Before October ends, I want to mention a few things about older adults and dental care.  For the first time in our history older adults are aging with their own teeth.  75% of Americans still have their natural teeth...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  As a breast cancer survivor, I cannot stress the importance of early detection.  This is especially true for older women.  Of the 200,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in this country annually, 40% occur in women over the age...

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Flu Season

  It is time to think about getting a flu shot.  The flu can make existing health conditions worse and is especially dangerous for people with chronic health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes, which often effect older adults.  Older adults with these conditions are more...

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