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Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month. Is it ironic or intentional that this recognition should fall at the beginning of the holiday season, when temptations abound, and travel disrupts our care routine? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that having diabetes shouldn’t stop you from enjoying holiday celebrations and travel. With some planning and a little work, you can stay healthy on the road and at holiday gatherings with friends and family. […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Elder Care, health|Comments Off on Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes

Five Food Myths That May Be Harming Your Health

We’ve all heard the conventional wisdom, either from our doctors or some random studies – fat is bad for you, fish is good, and eggs raise your cholesterol. Unfortunately, some of these food myths are not only inaccurate, but could be causing harm, as well as robbing you of high-quality nutrients. It could also be keeping you from enjoying some really delicious and satisfying meals. […]

By |August 24th, 2016|health|Comments Off on Five Food Myths That May Be Harming Your Health

To Older Women, Blueberries Are More Than Just a Delicious Treat

Thinking about topping your morning cereal with a cup of blueberries? Do it! Just one cup of blueberries per day could be the key to reducing blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with cardiovascular disease, said a recent study from Florida State University, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. […]

By |August 10th, 2016|health|Comments Off on To Older Women, Blueberries Are More Than Just a Delicious Treat

A Positive Attitude Can Change Your World

Norman Vincent Peale, author of the book The Power of Positive Thinking, once said, “Change your thoughts and you can change your world.” Repetitive thoughts – such as “Life is hard,” “I’m a failure,” or “I’m not good enough” – form neural pathways in the brain. The more you think them, the more ingrained they become in your psyche, and your unconscious mind will continue playing these thoughts over and over until they become who you are. Fortunately, you can “rewire” your brain by actively thinking positive thoughts and focusing your attention on the good things in your life. Positive thinking doesn’t mean you are necessarily constantly happy or that you ignore life’s unpleasantness – it simply means you approach life’s challenges in a more positive and productive way. […]

By |May 11th, 2016|health|Comments Off on A Positive Attitude Can Change Your World
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Heart Health: More Good News About Coffee

The American Heart Association says regular consumption of the beloved beverage is linked to longevity, including heart health. Drinking a second or third cup of coffee may do more than get you through a long day—it may also reduce your risk of death from heart disease and other illnesses, says a study in the American [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|health, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Heart Health: More Good News About Coffee
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Celiac Disease: Gluten-Free is Not Just a Fad

Once thought of as a childhood disorder, celiac disease now is recognized as common in older adults. Celiac disease is an inherited digestive disorder that occurs in people who cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Most people easily digest gluten, the substance that gives elasticity to breads and other doughs. But when people with celiac disease consume foods containing gluten, their immune systems react by attacking the lining of the small intestine. This can lead to malnutrition, anemia, brittle bones and other health problems. When a person with gluten intolerance continues to eat foods containing the protein, their intestines can sustain further damage. […]

By |March 30th, 2016|health|Comments Off on Celiac Disease: Gluten-Free is Not Just a Fad
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Protect Seniors from Norovirus Illness

Gastrointestinal illnesses are most common during the cooler months of the year. Those suffering from the unpleasant symptoms sometimes report that they have a case of the “stomach flu,” but this term really isn’t accurate; “the flu” refers to respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The most likely culprit in these illnesses is a class [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|health|Comments Off on Protect Seniors from Norovirus Illness
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What Does a Thyroid Problem Look Like in Senior Adults?

A Thyroid problem like hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can severely damage quality of life. Learn the symptoms, treatments & tips for senior adults. 20 million Americans have a thyroid problem. As people age, they become more susceptive to developing a thyroid disorder, such as hyperthyroidism or thyroid cancer. The American Thyroid Association estimates that 1 in [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|health, Home Health Care|Comments Off on What Does a Thyroid Problem Look Like in Senior Adults?
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Six Great Ways to Lose Weight in the New Year

If you’re like many of us, you resolved to lose weight during 2015. But spending hours in a gym or depriving yourself of the foods you love probably seemed like an insurmountable obstacle. Here are some tips for 2016 to help you shed some pounds that won’t require too much exertion or deprivation. Be aware [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|health, Home Health Care|Comments Off on Six Great Ways to Lose Weight in the New Year
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Target Your Healthy Weight This Fall

Many of us go on a diet as summer approaches. Swimsuits alone are a good motivator to shed some fat. On the other hand, there are all those picnics, barbecues and vacation fare … many of us step on the scale come September only to find that we didn’t lose an ounce, and perhaps picked [...]

By |September 30th, 2015|health|Comments Off on Target Your Healthy Weight This Fall