5 Myths about Flu Vaccines

Flu season is upon us, and with it comes a variety of myths about flu vaccines. Be sure you know the truth about this deadly disease — and what you can do to prevent it! Myth #1. Only people at “high risk” need to be vaccinated. MYTH: While it is crucial that people at high…

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Drinking More Water Can Prevent Bladder Infections

Drinking enough water is known to be important for good health. It makes it easier for your heart to work, keeps your temperature regulated, helps your muscles perform better, and cleanses your body of toxins. But new research published in the Journal of Internal Medicine reveals a new benefit to boosting hydration: prevention of bladder…

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What is Ejection Fraction?

Medicare and most other insurers cover cardiac rehabilitation for people with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) — but only if they have a “compromised ejection fraction.” What is “ejection fraction,” and why is it important? Types of Congestive Heart Failure Congestive Heart Failure is a condition in which the heart has a decreased ability to pump…

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If Your Loved One Has a Heart Attack

Surprisingly, it is sometimes hard to know if a person is having a heart attack. While some people have the classic “elephant standing on my chest”–type of chest pain, heart attack symptoms can sometimes be mistaken for minor conditions, such as indigestion. However, a heart attack requires immediate medical intervention, so if you or a…

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Medicare’s Alphabet Soup: A Glossary of Plans

Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period starts Monday, October 15. As you prepare for the barrage of information that will be hitting your physical and email mailboxes, it is worth reviewing some of the plan terminology you will be seeing. Original Medicare consists of insurance for hospital stays (now known as Part A) and insurance for…

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Congestive Heart Failure: Just the FAQs

What Is Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive heart failure is a serious condition in which the heart has become too weak to adequately supply the body with blood. What Causes Congestive Heart Failure? Any condition that overworks the heart can damage it enough to cause congestive heart failure. This condition might be as sudden as a…

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Breakthrough Study Identifies Genetic Underpinnings of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is known as “the silent killer” for good reason. It has no symptoms, and is the leading cardiovascular cause of death worldwide. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that nearly one-half of all adults in the US suffers from high blood pressure. This means more than 100 million…

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“Don’t Ever Put Me in a Nursing Home!”

If there is one thing Mom said as she got older, it was, “Whatever happens, don’t ever put me in a nursing home!” But as the years have gone by — and Mom’s health has continued to deteriorate — you feel as though you cannot keep up with the increasing demands of caring for her.…

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation — An Antidote to Depression?

Never heard of the vagus nerve? You’re not alone. The vagus nerve is the tenth cranial nerve, and connects the brain to the neck, chest, and abdomen. It gets little press because it controls the autonomic nervous system, the functions your body does without thinking about it, like breathing and pumping your blood. But the…

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