Cholesterol: Making these Mistakes Will Get You Sick

Cholesterol levels tell your doctor about the fats in your blood. Unhealthy levels are linked to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Your numbers include “bad” (LDL) and “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, a common fat in your body. If you understand where your numbers are and what…

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Does Sleep Deprivation Really Increase Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s?

Sleep deprivation can increase your risk in getting Alzheimer’s disease according to scientists at Washington University in St. Louis. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and affects more than 5 million Americans. Eight participants, ages 30-60 were put through a variety of tests over 36 hours. They either received a…

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Dementia Care Best Practices For Seniors In Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities

Dementia care best practices should be implemented for seniors living in assisted facilities to enhance their quality of life. This best practices dementia program includes innovative activities, good communication, and excellent staff training.     Dementia Care: Socialization Is Key Dementia patients respond to new stimuli. Socializing keeps them engaged. Activities that fill the days of…

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Seniors Can Stick To Their New Exercise Plan With These Tips

Seniors who set a 2018 resolution to stick with their new exercise plan can be successful if they follow these tips. You will be motivated, successful, and most importantly, healthy.       Seniors: Enjoy Your Exercise The best type of physical activity is the one you’ll keep doing. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends senior adults…

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Silent Epidemic: Aging Seniors Taking Too Many Medications?

A silent epidemic is going on now in America, according to researchers. They warn that older Americans are taking too many unnecessary drugs, often prescribed by multiple doctors, for dubious or unknown reasons.     For example, estimates are that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat…

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Huntington’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal hereditary and progressive brain disorder. Although symptoms may first show up in midlife, Huntington’s can strike anyone from childhood to advanced age. Over 10 to 25 years, the disease gradually kills nerve cells in the brain. This affects the body, mind, and emotions. Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person. And stress or…

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Over-The -Counter Pain Relievers Better Than Opioids

Pain relievers such as Advil and Tylenol are as effective at relieving pain as opioids, but without the addiction, according to a recent study.  Results published in the journal JAMA explored which combination of four oral analgesics provided more effective reduction of moderate to severe acute extremity pain.       Pain: Study Protocol Researchers conducted a…

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Glucose Monitoring Now Available Inside Your Smartphone Case

A glucose meter monitor developed by researchers at the University of California San Diego, can now be installed into your smartphone, and may soon become an actual part of a production phone.  Currently, checking blood sugar levels can be a hassle for people with diabetes, especially when they have to pack their monitoring kits around with them…

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