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Type II Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that involve problems with the body producing insulin, a hormone that helps your body store and use sugar and fat from the food you eat. Diabetes occurs when one of the following conditions is present: the pancreas does not produce any insulin the[…]

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Fall Prevention

Reducing Risk & Keeping Seniors Safe from Falls Facts Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 or over. Annually, falls are reported by one third of all people 65 and older and two-thirds of those will fall again within six months. Risk Factors Vision: Age-related[…]

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The Importance of a Healthy Weight in Seniors

It is important to maintain a healthy weight as we age. Weight has a big impact on the health and independence of seniors. Being overweight is the leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Obesity limits mobility an puts stress on our joints and worsens arthritis. Obesity[…]

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Cold Weather & Seniors

Staying Safe During the Winter Months Cold weather may bring many health hazards, but winter is especially dangerous for older adults. Seniors are at risk for developing a dangerous condition called “hypothermia,” which means is a lowering of the body temperature. With hypothermia, the body’s internal temperature cools to below[…]

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Senior Summer Safety Tips

Summertime is a season of fun, vacation and relaxation for most. However, for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous. Here are some precautions that aging adults, and their caregivers, can use to keep seniors safe in the summer. Stay Hydrated & Keep Cool Seniors are susceptible to dehydration[…]

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