Don’t Let Iron Deficiency go Unrecognized

Affecting over 20% of women and 3% of men, iron-deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia. Iron is important for overall function. It helps blood cells carry oxygen. It also helps maintain healthy cells, nails, skin, and hair. We get iron through...

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Care Package Ideas for Seniors

Most people like unexpected gifts. This is especially true for seniors who may live far away. Part of what makes a care package special is the thought that’s put into it. They can be as personal as you want. Here are some ideas to...

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Kidney Stones on The Rise in Women: What To Know

Kidney stones are deposits of minerals and acid salts that have stuck together to form a mass. It’s usually found in concentrated urine. The most common symptom is severe abdominal pain. Research is finding that kidney stones are becoming more common, especially women. A...

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Depression in Seniors: A Pressing Issue

Depression affects around six million Americans ages 65 and older. It can lead to increased risk of cardiac disease and raises the risk of mortality from illnesses. It can also lead to suicide. In fact, suicide rates for people 80-84 are double that of...

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Alzheimer’s: Ways to Stay Connected to A Loved One

Alzheimer’s by its nature presents major obstacles in communication. The decline in cognitive function makes normal conversations impossible.  The difficulties in communication can cause family and friends to no longer be able to connect as effectively with loved ones and so they often avoid...

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Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Current research is very clear that adequate sleep is the single most important thing we can do to sustain good health.  A great diet and exercise rest on a good night’s sleep. . Prolonged periods of sleep deprivation can lead to serious health issues....

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