Lung Cancer Awareness Month Is Now, November

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month is going on right now in November. Early detection and prevention are the keys to recovery.   Most lung cancer statistics include both small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In general, about 10% to 15% of all lung cancers are SCLC. Lung Cancer: Grim Statistics The…

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The Flu Shot Will Not Give You The Flu, It Really Won’t

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The flu shot most definitely cannot cause the flu—no matter how many times you’ve heard this longstanding myth.   Just the opposite is true, the flu vaccine is incredibly safe.  The proof is that’s it’s been given to millions of people and been around for a long time.   But, while the flu shot will not…

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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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Sepsis Infections Poses Great Danger For Senior Citizens

Sepsis infections pose a great danger to senior citizens. It spreads rapidly and shuts the body down quickly. If not caught and treated early, sepsis infections can be lethal.   Sepsis Infections: What Is it? Sepsis infections are a complication that happens when your body tries to fight off an infection, such as pneumonia, a…

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Low Grade Inflammation Plays Key Role In Making You Sick

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Low grade inflammation plays a key role in making you sick. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. The assumption, extant for a long time, has been that chronic illness happens through a major disease such as cancer, heart disease, dementia or diabetes. But recent research suggests that the common trigger is actually inflammation.  …

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Milken Institute Recommends New Strategies To Reduce Dementia’s Toll

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The Milken Institute has just released their report which contains several practical solutions to control dementia. It suggests ways to help the 13 million men and women currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   The authors also provide suggestions for caregivers who carry a heavy burden taking care of these incapacitated patients.   The report…

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November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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The month of November, every year, is designated as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. President Reagan proclaimed this back in 1983 and it has been observed every year since then.   According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Unfortunately, through the years that number has…

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Daily Alcoholic Drink Increases Your Risk For Atrial Fibrillation

Daily alcoholic drinks can increase your risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a recent new study.   Heretofore, it was considered that binge drinking was more likely to increase your risks for contracting AFib.   Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. Common symptoms include an irregular or fast pulse,…

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Red Eyes: Causes, Symptoms And Available Treatments

Red eyes are much more common than many people realize. Indeed, It can happen to people of all ages, but especially to senior citizens.   Eyes may turn red when the tiny blood vessels on the surface of the eyes expand and turn the whites of one or both eyes a pink or reddish tint.…

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