Putnam Ridge Health Tips

Dementia Or Alzheimer’s? How To Tell The Difference

Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, which is it? And, how can you tell the difference. It’s important to know the difference as it can affect treatments.   These terms “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” are easy to mix up and there’s much confusion on which is which.   Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and…

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Saturated Fat Is Still Main Ingredient In Americans’ Diet

Saturated fat still makes up the majority of American’ diet, according results of a recent study. Overall, while there has been some improvement, the typical American diet still contains an overabundance of low quality carbohydrates, refined sugars and empty calories. Consequently, obesity levels among Americans has risen to epidemic proportions — resulting in more cases…

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Protect Your Knees, Tips On How To Keep Them Healthy

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Protect your knees is advice you seldom hear and a non-issue for most of us. We take our knees for granted — until they cry out to us with decibels of pain and discomfort. But, if you wait that long, it might already be too late. You should be pro-active and take good care of…

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Stiff Joints Part Of Aging Process, Learn How To Control It

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Stiff  joints are something most of us experience at some point in life — and certainly the risk increases as we hit old age.   But why does this happen so often? Is it part of the aging process. Well, one reason is that as we age, our cartilage — the spongy material that protects…

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Cuff Free Blood Pressure Monitor Approved By FDA

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The first ever cuff free blood pressure monitor won approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.   The FDA granted Biobeat, the green light to market the company’s wrist watch and patch that measure blood oxygenation, heart rate, and blood pressure. This a great advancement because it allows for long-term monitoring without…

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Eating Healthy: Plan Your Meals As If Your Life Depended On It

Eating healthy is serious business. But, serious as it is, planning your meals is easier than you think. And, indeed, your health and life depend on it. So, knowing that you make decisions every day, including big decisions, planning meals that are healthy and nutritious, is easy.   Research studies show that healthy food and…

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Eating Sugar In Moderation Is Healthy, Learn Why.

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Eating sugar can be healthy for you if done in moderation. That’s the key as most of us love sweet foods and drinks. The problem arises when we eat too much sugar. Excessive sugar consumption can lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension and heart disease.           Eating Sugar:…

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Prediabetes A Warning To Change Your Lifestyle Immediately

Prediabetes is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than they should be, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. Pre-diabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, a disease in which your body does not use insulin properly.   Statistics now show that 33 percent of  American adults has this condition.…

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E Cigarette Smoking Is As Dangerous As Regular Cigarettes

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E cigarette smoking is as dangerous as smoking regular tobacco cigarettes. Indeed, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) announced last week that fourteen people were hospitalized just this month alone with lung disease. The lung cancer came from vaping e cigarettes. In July of this year, eight cases of lung cancer from e cigarettes…

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Seniors Have Collected Tons Of Documents, Shred Or Keep Them?

Seniors have collected tons of documents through the years — documents such as tax, financial, banking and medical. That’s a lot of paper that needs storage space! The question is: what to do with these documents? Keep them or shred them? On the one hand, there’s no question that one needs to retain certain docs…

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