Health Tips

Getting Your Loved One the Care They Need 

Helping a loved one navigate the world of Medicare or Medicaid involves becoming familiar with a variety of acronyms, including ADL and IADL. While these two may sound similar, knowing the difference determine what type of care your loved one can get — and whether it’s covered. ADLs ADL stands for Activities of Daily Living.…

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The Best Shoes and Socks for Diabetics

Diabetes affects the body from head to toe, but diabetics need to be aware that those toes, as well as the rest of their feet, are particularly prone to problems. Proper foot care, including washing, drying, and inspecting your feet is crucial. So is what you wear on your feet. Diabetics should follow these 6…

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4 Tips for Staying Healthy and Happy as You Age   

The American population is aging, and as it does, scientists are looking for ways to keep it healthy. Here are 4 research-based tips for living a healthy old age. Go Mediterranean. If you want to live longer and protect yourself against age-related diseases, you should cut down on processed foods, and increase your intake of…

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The Flu Vaccine: Just the FAQs

The weather is getting brisker. The leaves are starting to turn. We know what that means: it’s time to get a flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people get the flu each year. Of those millions, hundreds of thousands will require hospitalization, and tens of thousands will…

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Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s the Difference?

Fifty million people in the US suffer from some form of arthritis. The two most common types are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Both cause joint pain, stiffness, and swelling; however, they are two very different diseases. Here are the major differences between OA and RA: OA is more common, affecting 27 million people…

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Inactivity Helps Prediabetes Progress into Diabetes

Prediabetes was identified as a condition by the American Diabetes Association in 2002. It refers to an impairment in the body’s ability to maintain blood proper glucose levels. Because it is not as severe as diabetes, prediabetes offers clinicians and their patients an opportunity to halt the process of impairment before it worsens and becomes…

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How to Know It’s Time to Consider Nursing Home Care

The love and responsibility family members feel for their older or disabled loved ones lead them to try to care for their family member at home for as long as possible. But when does it become impossible? The question is hard — and often painful — to answer. Look out for the following 10 signs…

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Calcium: Just the FAQs

The benefits of calcium extend beyond strong bones. Heart, muscles, and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Some studies even suggest that calcium, together with Vitamin D, protect the body against high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. How Much Calcium Do I Need? The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of calcium for men up to…

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Feeling Busy is Good for Your Health

Recently, a simple yet fascinating study was conducted at the global business school INSEAD, which has campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, along with the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Pennsylvania, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of…

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Do Probiotics Work? Sometimes.

Among the hottest trends in health foods today is probiotics. The live organisms contained in various probiotic pills and powders are thought to promote a healthy bacterial presence in the gastrointestinal tract. The importance of healthy gut flora has been well-studied and well-documented, but a question that has never been accurately answered is whether probiotics…

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