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Aging Gracefully: National Celebration of Life Week

National Celebration of Life Week

Well, the new year has rolled in. To some of us, it means facing new obligations that we put off dealing with last year. To others the start of a new year is typified by trying to remember to write the correct year when writing a check! And then, there is National Celebration of Life…

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Wound Care Rehab for Seniors: Wounds and Tears in Delicate Skin

Wound care rehab for seniors can be caused by band aids

When discussing wound care rehab for seniors we need to look at it from several angles. Firstly, what caused the wound? Secondly, if the wound was caused by a disease, is the disease being taken care of effectively? Thirdly, what can we do to prevent similar wounds in the future? Causes of Wounds in Seniors…

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Enjoy the Holidays but Stay Safe and Healthy

The holiday season is about to open with Hanukah, Christmas and the New Year. This is a great time to enjoy the festivities with family and friends. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued safety warnings to watch out for too much snacking, gaining weight, overeating and binge drinking. Tips to…

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Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs) Associated with Faster Life-saving Treatment

Mobile stroke units (MSUs) are vehicles that can provide faster life-saving stroke treatment before the patient reaches a hospital. MSUs have neurologists on board as well as portable CT scanners. According to a recent study published December 4, 2019 in JAHA Journal of the American Heart Association, mobile stroke units (MSUs) provided life-saving treatment about…

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What is Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)

According to the Cleveland Clinic, sudden cardiac death (SCD) occurs when there is a sudden, unexpected death from a loss of heart function (sudden cardiac arrest). Sudden cardiac death results from an electrical malfunction in the rhythm of the heart. This is called an arrhythmia and it causes the heart to beat extremely fast so…

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Celebrating Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.  

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The Great American Smokeout can Help you Quit Smoking

Trying to Quit Smoking? Join the Great American Smokeout On Thursday, November 21, 2019 the American Cancer Society will hold the Great American Smokeout event. The main purpose of this 44th annual event is to encourage Americans to quit smoking or to make a plan for quitting moking. Joining thousands of other people all over…

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Government Sponsored Paid Time-off for Caregiving

November is National Family Caregivers Month to honor the heroic caregivers across America who take care of ill loved ones at home. This year’s theme is BeCareCurious. According to the AARP, more than 40 million voluntary family caregivers receive no pay, but provide about 37 billion dollars of free care. Nearly half of family caregivers…

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