Posts Tagged ‘Putnam Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’

Dehydration a Serious Health Issue For Seniors During Summer Heat

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Dehydration and heat exhaustion is a very serious health issue for senior citizens during the hot summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   Indeed, this past week end, the eastern two-thirds of the United States suffered through broiling temperatures that reached 110 degrees. The blazing hot temperatures affected more than 185…

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Lifestyle Improvements Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk In Senior Citizens

Lifestyle improvements such as healthy diets, scheduled exercising and no smoking, significantly reduces Alzheimer’s disease risk in seniors, recent studies show.   Right now, almost 6 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s.  This number is expected to grow rapidly over the next 30 years as the senior citizen…

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Prescription Drug Battle Continues At The State Level

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The prescription drug battle continues at the State level. This comes after drug manufacturers recently won a lawsuit to block a Trump administration rule, requiring them to include their drugs list price on their TV ads.   The lawsuit was brought by Pharma giants —  Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen, who filed a lawsuit against…

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Triclosan, The Active Ingredient in Toothpaste Linked To Osteoporosis

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Triclosan, an active ingredient in toothpaste and soaps could increase your risk of developing osteoporosis, according to a study published last week. The new research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggests that triclosan might be harmful for your bones.   Triclosan reduces or prevents bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial…

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Good Nutrition Is One Of The Keys To Great Health

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Good nutrition is one of the keys to great health, according to many health care providers. Indeed this advice is unanimous and accepted by all age groups, including senior citizens who have their own specific health challenges. The question is, however, what are the best foods for me to include in my diet? Indeed, many…

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Exercise Sessions By Seniors Increases Life Span Regardless Of History

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Exercise sessions for senior citizens is critically important for maintaining their health. Seniors can thereby increase their life span even though they may have never exercised before, a recent study shows.  Researchers at the University of Cambridge, England, report that even for seniors who have never exercised before, exercising consistently increases their life span. It’s…

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Fiber In Your Diet Improves Your Health, Quality of Life, And Longevity

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Fiber in your diet is extremely important to maintain your health. Among other things, fiber-rich diets reduce the risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and, most important, heart disease. The growing awareness of fiber in your diet has spurred consumers to improve their health and well being.           Fiber: Why It’s…

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Texas Drug Prices Reduced By New Bill To Lower Prescription Prices

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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 three years. This bipartisan measure is…

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Can Vitamins Prevent You From Getting Dementia, Alzheimer’s?

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Vitamins have long been promoted as an excellent way to prevent seniors from getting dementia and alzheimer’s disease. Consequently, billions of dollars are spent each year on vitamin supplements to ward off these fatal diseases. The question, however, is, do these supplements actually work?   The answer is an emphatic no as reported by the…

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Walking With The Right Technique Is The Best Exercise

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Walking, if done with the correct technique, is the best exercise and brings your fitness to the highest level.   There are many people, including senior citizens, that love to walk, but don’t see positive results. Believe it or not there are things you can do to insure that your walking sessions will max out…

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