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5 Health and Wellness New Year Resolutions for Seniors

A New Year arrived only a few days ago, bringing good wishes and goals to weave the best of 2021 with new 2022 opportunities. An excellent place to start is at the table. Holidays traditionally present Seniors and loved ones with an abundance of sweets and carb loaded dishes. Push those foods away and picture […]
Cold

What to Know About the Common Cold this Fall

Colds, contagious upper respiratory infections, are most common in the winter months. It is not unusual to have more than one cold during this season. Most colds are caused by a virus and are contagious. Fortunately they are not fatal, although suffering with a cold for seven or more days may have one feeling as […]
Lung cancer

Tips to Prevent Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, and November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer, and the risk increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes you’ve smoked. However, other risks include exposure to secondhand smoke, previous radiation therapy, exposure to […]
Shingles

Shingles: What You Need to Know

Those of us who have had chickenpox remember the pain, itching, seeping blisters and multitude of scabs. We survived, but wait… has everyone heard about shingles? Shingles is caused by the same virus-producing chickenpox… varicella-zoster. After chickenpox, this virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near the spinal cord and brain. When shingles occurs, it travels […]
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Cholesterol 101

High cholesterol raises the risk for heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, and other health issues which could drastically affect your life. It’s crucial for a person at any age to take care of their cholesterol levels, especially Seniors, who are more likely to have weakened immune systems or heart issues. There are numerous ways to […]
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