Hypertension Kills, Several Tips For You To Stay Healthy

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Hypertension kills. If left untreated, it can lead to a heart attack or stroke. According to Centers For Disease Control (CDC), hypertension is among the leading causes of death in the United States. Statistically, about 75 million American adults (32%) suffer have high blood pressure. That’s an astounding 1 in every 3 adults. Only 54% of people with…

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Flu Activity Is On The Rise This Winter, Get Vaccinated

Flu activity is on the rise this winter here in the United States. To date, an estimated 6 to 7 million people have come down with the flu. Last year, according to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), a total of  80,000 people died of the flu, the highest total in 40 years.   This…

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Phosphate Might Be The Reason You’re Too Tired To Exercise

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Phosphate in the form of inorganic phosphate is a food additive found in many of our foods. It is a particle derived from phosphorus, a mineral that the body needs to build and repair bones and teeth, help nerves function, and make muscles contract. Manufacturers add phosphate to food in order to keep it fresh for longer…

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Alcohol Abstinence For One Month Dramatically Improves Your Health

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Alcohol abstinence for just one month will dramatically improve your health, a recent study shows. Hard to believe a dramatic improvement can occur in just one short month, but the data says, it happened. And it can happen for you as well. All you need is just a little bit of will power. January 2019…

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A New Brain Implant Possible Cure For Parkinson’e Disease

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A new brain implant may lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological illnesses.  Currently, Doctors electrically stimulate various areas of the brain to treat conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, and depression. The treatment sends electrical impulses to control the activity of the brain and central nervous system. Doctors sometimes also use this technique to improve…

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Fingernail Sensor From IBM Tracks Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Functions

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A fingernail sensor manufactured by IBM can now constantly track and measure finger motion. The data are analyzed by artificial intelligence (AI) and provides accurate tracking of a persons motor abilities. The IBM focus was to create a device that can help monitor Parkinson’s patients. This is very important, especially in senior citizens, as medication dosages…

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Conversation Nurses Helping Chronically Ill Seniors Age Gracefully

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Conversation nurses are helping chronically ill seniors age as gracefully as possible, just by talking to them.   The conversation nurse model trains providers to discuss serious illnesses and care goals with patients. These nurses are available to the patient, from the hospital to skilled nursing facility and back to their home.   To date,…

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Safety Concerns In Elder Care Addressed By SNF Administrators

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Safety concerns for seniors living in skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities is the top priority for their administrators. This is based on a just released survey done by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.   The Association identified are four major security and safety concerns: resident aggression public aggression theft from…

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Exercising Strengthens Bones, May Lead To Osteoporosis Cure

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Exercising has been shown to yield many benefits, such as weight control, improved moods, and sharper memory. Now comes exciting news from a National Institute of Health study, (NIH), that exercising can also build strong bones.   The new study data suggests that a new approach to treating osteoporosis, a disease that increases the risk…

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