Putnam Ridge Health Tips

Gift Cards Can Be A Trojan Horse, Buyer Beware Of Fraud

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Gift cards have become one of Americans’ favorite ways to mark birthdays and holidays. They make a great gift. Everyone loves them, from teenagers to senior citizens. But, their popularity also attracts scammers, and honest people can lose money.           Gift Cards: Popularity Attracts Scammers, Fraud A 2018 Deloitte survey found…

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June Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Get Informed And Involved


June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, get out there and get informed about this very serious disease. Indeed, Alzheimer’s is a major public health issue, not only here in the United States, but also world wide.   The fact is, that dementia and Alzheimer’s can hit anyone as they approach old age. The most…

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Heart Tips You Can Use To Stay Healthy As You Age

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We present several heart tips you can use use to keep your heart in top shape as you enter your senior years.   It’s important for you to know because right now heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death and disability in the 50 + age group. Heart disease becomes a serious…

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Healthiest Cooking Oil For You, Is It Olive Or Canola?

The healthiest cooking oil depends on which food experts you ask. Some food experts choose canola oil, while other food experts insist that it’s olive oil.   The fact is that both canola oil and olive oil are two of the most popular cooking oils worldwide.   They are both promoted as heart-healthy and share…

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Sunglasses Key To Your Vision Health: Tips For You


Sunglasses are an important part of our outdoors wardrobe during the Spring and Summer months.   Well, Spring is here and the sunshiny Summer is just around the corner. Just as sunscreen is necessary to protect our skin, a good pair of sunglasses is important to protect our vision.   Unfortunately, many people buy sunglasses…

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Caffeine Is Good, Too Much Caffeine Is Bad For You


Caffeine in moderation is good for you as it has many health benefits. However, too much intake will give you serious health issues. We all love our coffee and tea — the problem is that many of us overdo it and run into health problems.   Coffee and tea are incredibly healthy beverages. Drunk in…

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Telementoring Significantly Improves Skilled Nursing Home Care


Telementoring significantly improves skilled nursing care, a recent study reports.   Educating skilled nursing facility (SNF) staff members through virtual shadowing improves their geriatric expertise. This hands-on mentoring saves time and provides immediate positive feedback in real-time situations. The bottom line is that it’s a win-win situation for both staffers and aged residents.    …

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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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