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Stroke Rehabilitation Methods, Durations, And Goals

Stroke rehabilitation is an important part of recovery after stroke.The goal is to help the patient relearn skills lost or damaged by the stroke incident.The rehabilitation goal is regain independence and improve the quality of life. The challenge stroke health care practitioners face is that each patient’s time to recover…...

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Liquid Diets, Can They Really Help Seniors Lose Weight?

Liquid diets are popular among many age groups, including senior citizens. The reasoning  is because beverages account for nearly 20 percent of the daily calories in American adults diets. But is this reasoning accurate? According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most popular drinks contribute more added sugar to…...

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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…...

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Protect Your Knees, Tips On How To Keep Them Healthy

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…...

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

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 —…...

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Trem2 Brain Protein Slows Memory, Cognition Loss In Alzheimer’s Patients

The Trem2 brain protein slows the loss of memory and cognitive skills in Alzheimer’s patients. Both scientists and caregivers have long noted that some Alzheimer’s patients lose their memory and cognitive skills more slowly than others. But until now, they couldn’t figure out why.         What exactly…...

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2020 Census Important For Gauging Senior Citizens Concerns

The 2020 Census is very important for senior citizens. And that’s because unlike the previous Census’, the 2020 version will be completed largely online. You ask — why should that be a problem? The answer is simple. Seniors prefer responding one-to-one with a live person, not a faceless computer. They…...

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Diabetes Patients Can Now Get Medicare Nutrition Benefit

Diabetes and kidney patients can now get a valuable Medicare nutrition benefit as part of their Medicare coverage.   The estimated 15 million Medicare enrollees with diabetes or chronic kidney disease are eligible for the benefit. But Medicare for seniors aged 65 and older, only paid for 100,000 recipients to get…...

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E Cigarette Smoking Is As Dangerous As Regular Cigarettes

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…...

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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…...

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