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Putnam Ridge Health Tips

Internet Affects On The Human Brain, Destructive Or Helpful?

The internet has been around for less than 30 years — so you might think that it’s still an infant with hardly any influence on us. But, think again — the internet has had, and continues to have a profound affect on our lives. The question is, how does it…...

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Texas Drug Prices Reduced By New Bill To Lower Prescription Prices

Texas drug prices are coming down. The Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, signed a bill earlier this week that provides price transparency for prescription drugs.   Texas consumers will learn when the price of a prescription drug is increased by more than 15 percent in one year or 40 percent over…...

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

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…...

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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…...

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Heart Tips You Can Use To Stay Healthy As You Age

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.…...

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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…...

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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.  …...

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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…...

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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…...

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Kidney Disease Preventable With Current Diabetes Drug

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.  …...

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