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Alcohol Abstinence For One Month Dramatically Improves Your Health

Alcohol abstinence for just one month will dramatically improve your health, a recent study shows. Hard to believe a dramatic improvement can occur in just one short month, but the data says, it happened. And it can happen for you as well. All you need is just a little bit…...

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Safety Concerns In Elder Care Addressed By SNF Administrators

Safety concerns for seniors living in skilled nursing homes and assisted living communities is the top priority for their administrators. This is based on a just released survey done by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.   The Association identified are four major security and safety concerns: resident…...

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Brain Exercises, Problem Solving Wards Off Mental Decline

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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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.        …...

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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…...

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