Celebrating National 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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Fear Of Falling Down Is Biggest Concern For Senior Citizens

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The fear of falling down is the biggest concern among senior citizens. And, they have good reason to be afraid as the statistics are alarming. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age. For older people, breaking a bone after a…

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Happy Thanksgiving

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sickle Cell Anemia May Finally Be Closer To A Cure

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects over 100,000 people, including senior citizens in the United States. It’s passed on from parents to children through genes. These genes start your body to make abnormal hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells.   Healthy red blood cells are round and…

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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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Skin Care and Aged Adults, What They Need To Know

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Skin care for aged adults is an important issue and November is a great time to discuss this topic. That’s because November is always designated as National Healthy Skin Month.   National Healthy Skin Month is sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. You may not realize it, but our skin reveals a lot about…

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Your Flu Risk Level Depends On Where You Actually Live

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Your flu risk really depends on where you live or work, according to the results of a recent study.   This is important information for you to know as the flu season has started in the United States. There already are reported cases from around the country. Technically everyone is at risk of developing the…

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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

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Gift Cards Most Effective Way Scam Artists Fleece Senior Citizens

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Gift cards have become the easiest and most effective way that scammers use to fleece seniors out of their money.   They pose as IRS agents, tech-support personnel, or as lawyers for a grandchild who is in jail and needs to be bailed out.  The best cards for scamming are iTunes, Google Play, Best Buy,…

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Older Adults Not Following Their Antibiotic Instructions

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Many older adults are not following the antibiotic instructions listed on their medications, a recent study reports.   The University of Michigan canvassed senior citizens between the ages of 50-80. The poll was based on a sample of more than 2,200 adults who were asked questions about several aspects of their antibiotic use.   The…

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