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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Today is the 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day!! Today over 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., as we celebrate the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. This event is always the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness D ..

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What Your Eyes Say about Senior Health

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What Your Eyes Say about Senior Health May is Healthy Vision Month and making sure you have regular checkups is important at every age, but as a senior there are numerous complications that can arise if you do not get your eyes checked frequently. Senior eye health depends on awareness and early diagnosis of potential problems. Elderly vision loss, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are among the most common issues affecting se ..

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Arthritis Awareness

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Arthritis Awareness The number one cause of disability in the United States is arthritis, which is a disease that affects more than 50 million Americans. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. Statistics from The Arthritis Foundation: Nearly 53 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis; that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. Almost 300,000 babie ..

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May is American Stroke Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May is American Stroke Awareness Month May is American Stroke Awareness month and it is a good time to make sure you know how to keep yourself healthy and a few steps you can take to try to avoid having a stroke. It is also important to know the signs of a stroke, and what to do if you or a loved one is having a stroke. People of all age, race, creed, and color can be affected by a stroke. It is important to know how to safeguard you ..

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National Kidney Month

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

­­­­­­National Kidney Month March is National Kidney Month and it is a great time to think about your kidneys and see your doctor for a well-deserved checkup. Facts about your Kidneys: - Kidneys filter 200 liters of blood a day - Kidneys help regulate blood pressure, the body’s salt, potassium and acid content and direct red bloodc cell production - Removes drugs from the body - Balances the body’s fluids  ..

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Patient Safety Awareness

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Patient Safety Awareness Patient safety is a public health issue. One in 10 patients develops a health care acquired condition during hospitalization. Medical error causes the death of 44,000 to 98,000 hospital patients a year. Work is being done at the federal, state and local levels to address these issues but it takes all of us within the care continuum to stand united. According to United for Patients Safety &ldq ..

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Eating Disorders and the Elderly

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Eating Disorders and the Elderly Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating, these are all forms of eating disorders. Previously associated primarily with the younger set—preteens and teens—such eating disorders have unfortunately expanded to affect more individuals in midlife and beyond, as older age proves to be no barrier for disordered eating practices. When we think of eating disorders you picture a young woman, as t ..

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Aging and your skin

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Aging and your skin Everyone ages differently. Your skins age can depend on many different factors, such as, your time in the sun, your diet, and your environment, but it also depends on your skin color. Dermatologists say there are six types of skin color, with type I being the lightest and type VI being very dark. The reason for the difference in skin tone is due to the level of melanin in their skin, which protects them from the sun. P ..

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February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects over 15 million adults over the age of 50. Macular degeneration is a progressive, usually painless disease that affects the macula, the spot on the retina at the back of the eye responsible for central vision, causing central vision to blur, but leaving peripheral vision intact. To understand how AMD affects your vision. Take your left hand and cover ..

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February Newsletter

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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