Even Kids can Save Lives with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

According to the CBC November 27, 2018, two Canadian boys aged 7 and 10 saved their grandmother’s life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her. Their grandmother went into sudden cardiac arrest, which progresses very rapidly to sudden cardiac death. The kids noticed she had stopped breathing and had no pulse. They tried to phone…

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Seniors and Fatigue

Difference between being Tired or Suffering from Fatigue Seniors sometimes suffer from fatigue. It is normal to be tired sometimes, but usually a good night’s sleep or a few days of rest is all that is needed to get going again. However, if this extreme fatigue persists for weeks, it is time to make an…

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Seniors age 85 and Older are Going Back to Work

Seniors age 85 and older are going back to the work force. Reasons given are rising health costs and a shrinking income. Also, more and more seniors are filing for bankruptcy because of reduced incomes, a decline in pensions and soaring health costs. As Long as you Have your Health you can Go Back to…

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Frailty is a Medical Condition

While frailty is most commonly associated with aging, results of a new study now define frailty as a medical condition rather than as a characteristic of aging. The study by researchers from Monash University in Australia was published August 3, 2019 in JAMA (the journal of the American Medical Association). The study was led by…

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Human Bones Grown in the Lab Outside of a Person’s Body

Bones are being grown in a lab by a unique technological process called BonoFill that was developed in the Bonus BioGroup in Haifa, Israel. This amazing technology, which allows bones to grow outside the human body from a patient’s own live bone tissue, was reported in an article in the Jerusalem Post, July 25, 2019.…

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A Good Mattress and a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know that we humans spend a third of our lives sleeping? When we have a good night’s sleep our waking hours are also good. However, if we toss and turn all night, we might wake up grumpy with sore muscles and an aching back. We will be tired without energy during the day…

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How to Stay Safe in Extreme Heat

Many parts of the world, including the US, are experiencing extremely hot weather this summer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year more than 600 people die from extreme heat. However, heat-related deaths are preventable if people take the right measures to stay cool. Of course, if you have air…

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How to Cope with Sundown Syndrome (Sundowning)

Sundown Syndrome (Sundowning) Many caregivers and family members of seniors with Alzheimer’s dread the setting of the sun. When that evening sun goes down, many people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease begin to show signs of sundowning or sundown syndrome. As the sun sets, they become more agitated, restless, confused, angry, sad, moody and even aggressive…

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How to Stay Safe While Exercising Outdoors

Going outdoors for physical exercise offers a lot of advantages like finding more interesting places to see, having more room to exercise and getting fresh air. However, it is important to stay safe while exercising outdoors. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has a Go4Life site that has some important tips to keep you safe…

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