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Diabetics Fighting To Reduce Skyrocketing Insulin Prices

DIABETICS

Diabetics are fighting hard to get drug companies to reduce their skyrocketing insulin prices.  These diabetics suffer from Type-1 diabetes. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, or glucose. Glucose is the fuel that…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is the leading cause of hospitalization in seniors. Although CHF is a serious condition, its name makes it sound even worse than it is. In CHF, which is sometimes called Chronic Heart Failure, the heart has not failed completely, but it is weakened and cannot pump blood effectively. CHF is not…

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Respite Care: When Caregivers Need Relief

It’s summer time. Your friends are planning their summer vacations, but you can’t get away because you’re taking care of Dad. You’re not alone. According to an AARP report, nearly 40 million Americans provide care for an older adult, usually a relative. Nearly half of family caregivers consider themselves “somewhat stressed,” and over one-third say they…

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Keeping Up the Pace after a Pacemaker

If you have been diagnosed with a slow heartbeat (bradycardia), muscle damage from a heart attack, or heart failure that results in insufficient blood flow through the heart, your doctor may recommend implantation of a pacemaker. Pacemakers are usually inserted under local anesthesia, and you will typically be able to go home within one or…

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Stroke Early Warning Signs And Symptoms In Men

Stroke happens when blood cannot flow properly to the brain and consequently brain cells die. Many signs and symptoms are the same for men and women, though some symptoms occur more often in men. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. They are more common and…

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Panic Disorder: Learn Coping Techniques And Thrive

Panic disorder affects 2 to 3 percent of people in the United States per year. It is twice as likely to occur in women than in men. Individuals with panic disorder tend to have spontaneous panic attacks. They become preoccupied with the fear that they may happen again, and at any time. The condition can interfere with many…

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Nickel Allergy, Management Brings To Better Health

Nickel allergy occurs when a person has an adverse reaction to a food or object containing nickel. Rashes often occur on the earlobes or wrists, because many earrings and watches contain nickel. The reaction may occur immediately after contact, or it may develop only after repeated exposure. But nickel can be found in many everyday items, such as…

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Muscle Mass Loss In Seniors Prevented With Protein

Muscle mass loss in seniors can be prevented by eating foods rich in protein. Foods such as beans, wild salmon, eggs, and greek yogurt are rich in protein and help prevent muscle loss.           Muscle Mass: How Much Protein To Reverse Losses The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein is…

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Aging Can Change Your Skin In Ways That Will Surprise You

Aging can change your skin in ways that can surprise you. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight…

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Family Fun Day At Tower Lodge Care Center!

And what a special day it was! We had an amazing day yesterday and were blessed with exceptional weather! Our families were delighted to participate in our day of fun and good cheer at Tower Lodge Care Center! The beaming and happy faces of our families, children and residents, made all of our hard work…

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