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Exhilarating (and Safe!) Exercise for Active Aging Week and Anytime

Active Aging Week It takes effort to make physical fitness a priority. Exercise takes time and can be tough, tiring work, especially when a person is first starting out. Furthermore, when aging or disease interferes with an individual’s strength and endurance, it can…

A Bestselling Surgeon’s Striking Vantage on Aging and Care Priorities

Book of the Month: September 2015 Dr. Atul Gawande has brought his insights as a surgeon, public health researcher, and professor of medicine to the literary world for many years. He has been recognized for his bestselling books and contributions to the…

Preventing and Treating a Common Eye Disorder: A Cataract Primer

The lens of the eye is made up of clear tissue that we see through, but this tissue can become damaged by injury or advanced age. These areas of damage get denser and change how light enters our eyes, forming what is…

Health News Round-Up: An ‘Ounce of Preemption’ Before Treatment

Preparing for Surgery or Treatment with ‘Prehab’ Patients who undergo surgeries, or other aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, are often guided in rehabilitation exercises afterward to build back lost strength and endurance. However, some specialists have begun to explore the…

Correct the Unexpected — Full Assistance for an Unfamiliar Condition

Residential Nurse Alert to the Rescue A new diagnosis or medical challenge is often a time of adjustments big and small. Added instructions, medications, information, and routines can be hard to grasp. During this adjustment period, it’s easy for something to fall…

Immunization for Seniors — Prevent Infection to Preserve Health

National Immunization Awareness Month A person’s health comes from a balance of many factors. Lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise can play a part, and management of chronic disease can also contribute. One vital component of health, especially for vulnerable populations,…

Health News Round-Up: Cracking Down on Added Sugars

The Skinny on Limiting Sugar We’ve been warned about the dangers of consuming too much sugar, but now the FDA is making a proposal that could make excess sugar harder to overlook. The organization has suggested two changes to nutrition labels: first,…

Compassionate Storytelling Uncovers the Value of Caregiver Self-Care

Book of the Month: August 2015 As seniors age or their health declines, caregivers juggle many emerging needs for their loved ones. Doctors might impart instructions for medications or post-operative care; therapists might demonstrate and teach safe practices to assist with activities…

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