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National Heart Month: Know the Facts to Preventing this #1 Killer

February is National Heart Month, but don’t be confused by its name– it has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. Heart Month is the ideal time to promote heart health and learn the facts about the number one cause of death for people in the United States: heart...

Importance of Flu Vaccinations for Seniors

The flu virus is not something to be taken lightly, especially if you’re a senior. A simple vaccination can help prevent serious complications like high fevers, respiratory issues, bronchitis, pneumonia, inflammation of the heart, brain or muscle tissues, and...

What You May Not Know About Type 2 Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, and affects more than 30 million people in the U.S. (although only 25% of people actually know they have it). In addition, more than 84 million...

30 Warning Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

One in three seniors in America dies with Alzheimer’s, or some other form of dementia. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. In fact, it kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that an estimated 5.5...

16 Healthy Recipes for Senior Nutrition

Eating well at any age is important, but as we age, our bodies change making us require certain nutrients more than we did in our younger years. Malnutrition is common among older individuals. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that in the...

The Sooner You Know about Sleep Apnea, the Better

Being up all night with a newborn baby has its challenges, but so does sleep apnea. Getting a good night’s sleep becomes increasingly harder the older one gets, and is quite common among the elderly population. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that happens when...