Category Archives: Health News

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Source: Medical Daily Health Benefits Of Blueberries: 5 Reasons To Eat More Blueberries Jun 12, 2013 12:00 PM By Amy Boulanger Blueberries may be small, but the fruit offers huge health benefits, from boosting brain health to battling UTIs. Daniella Segura, CC BY 2.0 Blueberries contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals linked to … Continue reading

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How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally

Source: Living Traditionally How to Repair Your Kidneys Naturally Using Baking Soda (and why you should) Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a chemical compound that is a white solid crystalline, but often appears as a fine powder. It has an alkaline and salty taste. The ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of sodium bicarbonate creating a … Continue reading

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The Growing Importance of Home Health Care Services

Source: Assisted 1 News The home healthcare industry is comprised of many different medical services that are available to you in your home or facility. There is home health, hospice care, caregiver services, palliative care, and many others. These services are administered by an even more increasing and diverse set of medical professionals. Although, there may … Continue reading

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First Aid for Seniors

Source: Healthline News Written by Linda Hepler, RN Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA on July 17, 2014 In an emergency situation, you do not need special first aid skills beyond standard first aid treatment and CPR to care for people aged 65 and older. First Aid for Seniors In an emergency situation, you … Continue reading

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Elder Wisdom: Staying Connected to the Older Generation

Source: Healthline Written by The Healthline Editorial Team Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA on June 18, 2013 The older generation has wisdom to share and may be able to give us insight into how to handle adversity in our lives. In the hustle and bustle of life, it’s easy to let the connection we … Continue reading

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Gout Information

Source: EMedicine Health What Is Gout? Gout is one of the most frequently referenced medical disorders in the history of mankind. Gout is the result of an abnormality of the body’s ability to process uric acid. Uric acid builds up either because of too much uric acid intake (from rich foods such as chocolate, seafood, or … Continue reading

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Singing and music benefit memory, emotional well-being in dementia

Source: Medical News Today Written by Catharine Paddock PhD Published: Friday 11 December 2015 Memory and mood in people with dementia improve when their caregivers encourage and help them take part in regular musical leisure pursuits such as singing or listening to music. As well as singing, listening to music appears to benefit mood in people … Continue reading

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Surprising Secrets of ‘Super-Agers’

Source: WebMD By Sonya Collins WebMD Health NewsClaudia Kawas, MD, and her colleagues at University of California, Irvine, have studied the oldest of the old for more than a decade. The 90+ Study asks the question, “What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?” More than 1,600 people have enrolled in the study. Kawas … Continue reading

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Source: Assisted Living Facilities News Resources Assisted living serves those that need assistance with ADLs. What are activities of daily living? Activities of daily living (ADLs) refer to the common, everyday tasks people learn to do to become self-sufficient. The simple term for daily activities include bathing, eating and dressing. Every person must learn them … Continue reading

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What is Home Care?

Source: Home Healthcare Agencies News Guide to Understand Home Health Care & Non-Medical Home Care Home care is a popular option for long-term care. Most seniors want to age in place at home, which contributes to familiarity and comfort, yet in order to keep a loved one safe at home, it requires planning and evaluation. This … Continue reading

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