Putnam Ridge Health Tips

Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

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Kidney disease, a severe debilitating illness, may be preventable with a current diabetes drug, a new study reports. A drug, called Invokana, is currently prescribed to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. Researchers now report that Invokana can also help to slow and even prevent kidney disease.   Kidney disease, causes millions of…

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Oral Health For Seniors Suffering From Dementia Is Important

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Oral health for seniors is very important and especially for those seniors suffering from Dementia. In many cases, progression of dementia prevents the senior from taking care of himself. It then becomes necessary for the family to hire a caregiver.   The National Institute of Aging (NIA) has published the following oral health recommendations for…

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Sugar Drinks Are Bad For You: What You Need To Know

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Sugar drinks are bad for you. Indeed, too much sugar in any kind of food is a recipe for weight gain, diabetes, chronic obesity and heart problems. And, high sugar levels can also ruin your teeth. Let’s focus on the effects of sugar drinks on your health.   Recently, the journal of the American Heart…

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Hearing Loss Can Be Avoided, Here’s What You Need To Know

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Hearing loss can occur naturally as part of the aging process. We all have senior citizen relatives and acquaintances that have some amount of hearing loss. Hearing loss in general is extremely common as we age: Roughly 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 65 and 74 has such loss, and nearly half of…

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Vascepa, New Heart Medication Proving Its Effectiveness

Vascepa, is the hot new heart drug on the market that has grabbed everyone’s attention. The reason: Vascepa cuts the risk of a patient’s first major heart attack or stroke, by 25%.   In addition, this wonder drug reduces the risk of a second heart attack or stroke by 32%, a third cardiovascular event by…

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Alzheimer’s Association Recommends Seniors Get Cognitive Abilities Test


The Alzheimer’s Association has come out with a strong recommendation to senior citizens; get a cognitive assessment test. The best time, of course, is when a senior goes to the doctor for a physical check up. But the statistics on this are abysmal. Only 28% of older adults have ever been assessed for cognitive problems.…

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Cognitive Decline In Senior Citizens Linked To Hearing Loss, Dementia

Cognitive decline in senior citizens is linked to hearing loss and dementia, a new study reports. Early intervention may reverse some of the decline and improve the quality of life. Researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital were the lead investigators on this study.    These scientists analyzed eight years of data of…

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Sleeping Well For 7-8 Hours A Night Can Reduce Your Chronic Pain

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Sleeping well consistently can reduce chronic pain, a new study shows. New research by scientists at the University of California, Berkley, shows that sleep deprivation blocks the brain’s natural ability to relieve pain. Indeed, there may be a link between sleep deprivation, chronic pain, and opioid addiction. The statistics are not encouraging as 35% of…

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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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