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Oct
08

Breast Cancer Risks & Warning Signs for Seniors

In recent years, the prevalence of the color pink during October has become a nationwide symbol of the fight to end breast cancer. In the 1950s, the NY Times refused to print an ad for a breast cancer support group. They did not want to print the words, "breast" or "cancer". The fight to bring this disease into the spotlight has made huge strides s...
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Sep
26

Regulating Body Temperature in the Elderly

The official onset of fall has brought with it daily fluctuations in temperature. The mornings are cool but the day warms up to summer-like temps by the afternoon. It's a time when the windows being open invite in crisp fall air, until it gets too hot, then we crank the AC back on. The ebb and flow of Mother Nature's temperature can make it difficu...
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Sep
14

Hypertension & High Blood Pressure

There are many different kinds of heart disease, but hypertension (long-term high blood pressure) is one of the most common heart issues. According to the American Heart Association , one out of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure. Twenty percent of adults with hypertension don't know they have it. Because it has no obvi...
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Aug
29

Here’s Why You Should Consider Assisted Living Now

For many seniors, living in the home where they raised their children holds years of wonderful memories. It can be a tough decision to move into an assisted living apartment, but the right choice for lots of older Americans. There are lots of reasons why older people move to smaller living spaces. They may not have the energy, desire or physical ab...
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Aug
15

What is the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

Our society is very fortunate that we have multiple living options for people as they age. As children move out and the upkeep of a large home, garage and lawn become too much trouble for older adults, they have many choices. It may also be that seniors want more freedom to travel, or simply want to downsize to save expenses. Independent living, su...
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