Foods Packed with Protein to Pump Up Your Diet

Protein brings many health benefits. It keeps us feeling full so we don’t consume as many calories. It also helps us to burn more fat. It helps to strengthen bones and maintain muscle. Studies have shown that protein consumption...

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Skin Cancer: The Rise of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is currently the second most common type of skin cancer comprising almost two in ten cases. It’s also becoming increasingly common with 700,000 new cases reported every year. Almost nine thousand people die from squamous cell...

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Lifestyle Risks That Can Increase Dementia Risk

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.  It is a degenerative neurological disorder affecting and estimated 47 million people globally. By 2050, that number may rise...

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Making a Home Safer for Alzheimer's Patient

With a diagnosis such as Alzheimer’s, families need to start planning. One of the biggest decisions is about where the Alzheimer’s Patient will live. Most prefer to stay in their own homes, if possible. However, staying at home does...

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Proposed Senior Housing Bill

A Senior Housing Bill currently exists in Congress that would go a long way to enabling seniors to age in place and save families and the government significant funds.  The bill is titled, The Senior Accessible Housing Act.  ...

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Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

A recent study finds that night owls are more at risk for health problems such as diabetes, sarcopenia (a condition where the body gradually loses muscle mass), and metabolic syndrome (a collection of health conditions that increases the risk...

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away. While the first recorded instance of the phrase was in the 1860s in Wales, this familiar saying still holds true today. But do you know why? Apples are packed with disease-fighting...

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Blueberries are good for blood pressure

A new study finds that a cup of blueberries a day can help reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women. Forty-eight women with pre- and stage 1- hypertension participated in the 8-week study. The participants were randomly placed into one...

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Dr. Steven DeKosky in "Concussion"

Dr. Steven DeKosky is a member of McKenney  Home Care Medical Advisory Board.  We were delighted to seem  him portrayed in the movie “Concussion”, though we know him to be of different character than portrayed in the movie.  Portrayed...

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Tracking down how dogs sniff out diabetes!

Dogs possess an amazing ability to sniff out changes in human physiology, even drawing attention to diseases such as cancer. Their ability to detect low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and alert humans in well established. People with type I diabetes...

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