Deadly Staph Infections are Still a Danger to the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls for increased prevention to protect patients from deadly staph infections from Staphylococcus aureus. Deadly staph infections are still a danger to the United States. Vital Signs Report According to a new Vital Signs report issued March 5, 2019 by the CDC, in 2017 more than 119,000…

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Vaccines that can Save Seniors from Dangerous Infections

Seniors need to be vaccinated against certain infectious diseases. Not all vaccines are only for children. As a matter of fact, some vaccines that are very important for seniors to take are the tetanus diphtheria (TD) vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine, the shingles vaccine, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and annual flu shots. Tetanus…

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Cataracts and Seniors

Aging affects our eyes and the older we get the greater is the chance to develop eye conditions that can lead to vision loss like cataracts. In fact, the National Eye Institute (NEI) estimates that by age 80 more than half of all American seniors have cataracts or have had surgery for cataracts. Cataracts that…

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Plan for Long-term Care before you Need it

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) gives several reasons why you should plan for long-term care before you need it. Even if you are in good health and follow a healthy lifestyle, an unexpected accident, injury or illness can strike without any warning. While most people prefer to remain at home – aging-in-place, there are…

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Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) and Dementia

According to the National Institute on Aging, frontotemporal disorders and dementia (FTD) is caused by a family of neurodegenerative brain diseases called frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Frontotemporal dementia occurs when neurons (nerve cells) are damaged in the parts of the brain called the frontal and temporal lobes. When the neurons die in these parts of…

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