Heart Attack Symptoms are Different in Women

Quick: Picture a person having a heart attack. Chances are the image that sprang to mind was of a middle-aged man clutching his chest. Yet cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, will kill six times as many women this year as it will men. Moreover, women, while less likely than…

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Senior Health Tips | Take Steps To Prevent Falls

One out of every four senior citizens will fall this year. And the consequences of that fall can be serious: the most common way for a senior citizen to lose their ability to live independently is through a fall. Awareness is key to preventing falls and preserving independence. By the Numbers #1: the ranking of…

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5 Things to Know about the New Medicare Card

With identity theft on the rise, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revamped its identification system, replacing Social Security number IDs with a unique Medicare ID number. Your new Medicare card will include your name, your new ID number, and the dates your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage began.  …

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Moderate Exercise May Offer Protection from Alzheimer’s

It’s long been known that keeping your mind active is healthy for your brain as you age, but a recent study shows that keeping your body active is important, too: moderate exercise may offer protection from Alzheimer’s. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that seniors who engaged in moderate exercise, the…

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Shingles: A Serious Risk in the Elderly

Shingles is a viral infection that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, better known as the chickenpox virus. It occurs when someone who has either had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine becomes reinfected with the virus. Shingles first presents as pain, followed by a red rash after a few days. However, shingles is no mere…

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Post Stroke Care: Skilled Rehabilitation Is Key To Recovery

Post stroke care is extremely important and skilled rehabilitation is the key that opens to a successful recovery. More than 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the United States. and approximately 67% survive and require rehabilitation. Post stroke care helps survivors become as independent as possible and to attain the best possible quality…

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Congress Calls For 50 Million Per Year To Increase Aging Services

Congress this week called for passage of a 50 million per year budget bill that will increase the number of geriatric health professionals.  The bill would help add more services and programs to support the increasing aging population in the United States. If passed, the Geriatrics Workforce Improvement Act (S. 2888), sponsored by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME)…

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Pansinusitis: What It Is, Symptoms, And Effective Treatments

Pansinusitis is when all of the sinuses in your head become infected or inflamed. Usually, a sinus infection, or sinusitis, affects only one or two sinus groups. It may feel like a severe sinus infection but often clears up over time without treatment. However, some cases benefit from medical treatment, such as antibiotics or antifungal medications.    …

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Skilled Nursing Home Celebration Week May 13-19 2018

This entire week, May 13-19, 2018 is National Skilled Nursing Home Week. It was formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. This years 2018 theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This acknowledgement and praise for the skilled nursing fraternity was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967 and always begins on Mother’s Day. National Nursing…

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