Posts Tagged ‘Westchester Medical Center’

Eating Healthy: Plan Your Meals As If Your Life Depended On It

Eating healthy is serious business. But, serious as it is, planning your meals is easier than you think. And, indeed, your health and life depend on it. So, knowing that you make decisions every day, including big decisions, planning meals that are healthy and nutritious, is easy.   Research studies show that healthy food and…

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Exercising Strengthens Bones, May Lead To Osteoporosis Cure

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Exercising has been shown to yield many benefits, such as weight control, improved moods, and sharper memory. Now comes exciting news from a National Institute of Health study, (NIH), that exercising can also build strong bones.   The new study data suggests that a new approach to treating osteoporosis, a disease that increases the risk…

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Hospital Emergency Rooms Increasing Safety For Seniors

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Hospital emergency rooms (ER) are upgrading and renovating their facilities so as to increase the safety of their aged patients. Right now, many hospital emergency rooms are noisy, have glaring lights, slippery floors, and no privacy. Indeed, these conditions are dangerous even for younger patents. Many senior citizens are physically frail and have trouble walking.…

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Brain Exercises, Problem Solving Wards Off Mental Decline

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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 process information and retain memories.…

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Holiday Recommendations For Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Holiday recommendations for caregivers taking care of Alzheimer’s patients is long overdue. They have their hands full taking care of their Alzheimer’s patients throughout the year. But their responsibilities and stress levels really go up during the Holiday season. In this regard, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) has issued a list of recommendations to…

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Bronchitis Or Pneumonia: Is There An Obvious Difference?

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Bronchitis and pneumonia have several things in common but are also different. Most people can’t tell the difference, but the key is to take care of either one, before it gets worse. For example, one basic similarity is a cough that lasts for weeks. After that, there are some key differences. Let’s review them.  …

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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 arrives. The 2017 flu was…

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s; What You Need To Know

Early onset Alzheimer’s disease is not typically associated with older adults aged 65+. That age group is diagnosed with the full-blown version of this terrible illness. In facet, the early onset most often occurs in adults younger than 65 years of age. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease, which means it will only get worse over…

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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 great progress toward developing better…

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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 small daily serving of nuts…

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