Top Three Reasons People Contract Frequent Colds

It is well-known that elderly people are more susceptible to colds and illnesses, and that colds tend to last longer as we age. Getting a cold now and then is, of course, quite common and nothing to be concerned about. However, if an individual gets colds frequently, it is important to look for factors that…

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The Emotional Costs of Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not strong enough to pump as much blood as the body needs. The heart is a muscle, but unlike other muscles, it doesn’t get stronger the harder it works. Instead, as it works harder to pump blood, it gets weaker, not stronger. As the heart…

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2 Expert Tips for Getting the Best Nursing Home Care

Mom can no longer take care of herself, and everyone agrees it’s time for her to move into a facility that will take better care of her. But how can you make sure she gets the attention she needs? Dr. Naushira Pandya, president of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has spent years…

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How to Ease the Transfer of Your Loved One to a Nursing Home  

Who can give you advice when you are admitting a loved one to a nursing home? Most people turn to the doctor in charge of their loved one’s care. But a study published in The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine suggests that this trusted source may not have the answers you need. The…

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Are Highly Cushioned Shoes Good for You?

It is extremely common nowadays to see people with highly cushioned footwear, whether running shoes with thick protective soles, specialized walking shoes, or orthopedic shoes. Though more expensive, these shoes are generally considered more comfortable, able to provide better protection for the feet, and to make better balance, posture, and stability easier to achieve. Consequently,…

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How to Travel Safely with Alzheimer’s

Summertime is vacation time for many families. But if your family includes someone who has Alzheimer’s, you’ll need to do a little extra planning. These 6 tips will help you make your vacation both fun and safe for everyone. Be realistic. This is not the time to plan a 7-day 10-country trip to Europe. Your…

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