Putnam Ridge Health Tips

Brain Exercises, Problem Solving Wards Off Mental Decline

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Brain exercises, and problem solving tasks are activities that both scientists and laymen believe can help minimize any mental decline as we age. But, is this really true? Is this idea actually based on any scientific evidence? In fact, as we age, our minds do lose their ability to maximally process information and retain memories.…

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Flu Shot Vaccine, This Week Last Call, Get Your Shot

Flu shot vaccines are being heavily promoted this week to the public by the CDC (Centers For Disease Control). The CDC has dedicated this week as the National Influenza Vaccination Week.  It is a way to promote and highlight the importance of everyone getting their flu shots now before winter arrives. The 2017 flu was…

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Green Tea For Seniors Is Their Best Drink Ever

Green tea is a beverage that should be more popular than Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade, or Mountain Dew. Why? Because aside from its great taste, its health benefits, especially for senior citizens, is phenomenal! Indeed, green tea has been called the anti-aging drink. It has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in…

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Alzheimer’s Three Stages: Can You Recognize Them?

Alzheimer’s three stages of disease were formulated by clinicians based on detailed questionnaires over many years. While there are variances within each stage, the symptoms are distinctive enough to warrant separation. Indeed, staging this terrible disease helps both clinicians and caregivers tailor specific therapies to fit the patient.   Alzheimer’s statistics are devastating with an…

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Future Flu Vaccines Will Come From Llama Antibodies

Future Flu vaccines will be manufactured from llama antibodies. Yes, llama antibodies. The llama is  long-necked South American animal related to the camel but smaller and without a hump. They are used especially in the Andes as a pack animal and as a source of wool. Researchers are now making great progress toward developing better…

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Weight Reduction In Seniors Achievable By Eating Nuts

Weight reduction by senior citizens can be achieved by eating nuts. That’s right, two recent studies show that replacing red meat, processed meat, French fries, and soda in your diet with nuts, will keep your weight down. This indeed, is great news for seniors. Two new studies suggest that a small daily serving of nuts…

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Activity Guidelines For Seniors Revised By Health Human Services

Activity guidelines for seniors and all other age groups have just been revised by the Department of Health & Human Services.   The new revised second edition is based on the latest research that clearly shows that physical activity brings more health benefits than previously identified.         Activity Guidelines: What You Should…

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Smoking Damage Still Hazardous 16 Years After You Quit

Smoking can do terrible damage to your lungs, heart, and blood circulation. The dangers signs and warning are everywhere. Of course, to quit smoking is very difficult and the first question a smoker asks is: How soon will I recover? How long will it take for the damage to become undone? A study just released…

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Antibiotics Resistance Reversed With Simple Molecular Alteration

Antibiotics resistance is a serious problem in treating illnesses. Drug resistance develops every time someone uses an antibiotic drug, as a small population of resistant microbes still survives. As more antibiotics are taken, this resistance increases as the resistant germs dominate and connect themselves to other microbes. Indeed, a global review published in 2016 reports…

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Flu Vaccine In One Single Dose Approved By FDA This Season

A new flu vaccine that works in just one dosage was approved today by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The vaccine called Xofluza, consists of one or two pills, depending on the patients’ weight.  This FDA approval comes in just in time for the new flu season.   The drugs works fast and is…

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