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March is DVT Awareness Month

March is DVT Awareness Month. Deep Vein Thrombsis (DVT) also called venous thromboembolism can cause serious illness, disability and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DVT occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein. The most common sites for DVT is in the lower leg, pelvis or thigh.…

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March 3 is World Hearing Day

Today, March 3 is World Hearing Day. Every year on March 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) promotes World Hearing Day to raise awareness about disabling hearing loss. This year’s theme is: Hearing for life: Don’t let hearing loss limit you Hearing Loss that is not Treated Costs about 750 billion Dollars Worldwide every Year…

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Air Pollution Linked to Chronic and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Research has shown that air pollution is a major risk for chronic lung diseases and cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and stroke. Recent studies show that air pollution is also a major risk for contracting chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Scientists are often puzzled why a…

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Heart Transplant

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. One of the consequences of heart disease is congestive heart failure (CHF). End-stage congestive heart failure can lead to a need for a heart transplant. Causes of End-stage Heart Failure End-stage…

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A Happy Optimistic Partner Promotes Better Health for their Spouse

Here is an Appropriate Study for Valentine’s Day! A study by researchers at Michigan State University found that a happy optimistic partner promotes better health for their spouse as they grow old together. This lowers the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), dementia and cognitive decline. The study was published November 29, 2019 in the Journal…

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Walkable Neighborhoods may Lower the Risk for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month February is American Heart Month and today February 7 women all over the United States are wearing red to raise awareness among millions of people of the need to eradicate heart disease and stroke. Research shows that living a healthy lifestyle that includes getting enough physical exercise can prevent heart…

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AGEISM is Prejudice against the Elderly

Age-related prejudice (AGEISM) is a major problem for seniors. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines AGEISM: “AGEISM is the stereotyping and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age; AGEISM can take many forms, including prejudicial attitudes, discriminatory practices or institutional policies and practices that perpetuate stereotypical beliefs.” AGEISM has Harmful Effect…

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Tips for Handling Sundowning in Alzheimer’s Disease

Some of you may remember these lyrics of a song made famous by that great African-American blues singer, Bessie Smith: “I hate to see that evening sun go down” Today millions of caregivers and loved ones of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia also hate to see that evening sun go down because of a…

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Hearing Loss may be the Reason for some Kinds of Memory Loss

Is your loved one forgetting things? This may be because they do not properly hear a lot of what is said to them. A study published June, 2019 in the Canadian Journal on Aging suggests that hearing loss may be the reason for some kinds of memory loss. Thus, if a person does not hear…

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