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Stress Influences Behavior Due to Brain Chemistry

In the early work done on stress by Walter Cannon and Hans Selye they were looking at the positive benefits of the condition. Dr. Cannon worked on the flight or fight response caused when an [...]

Life After a Stroke

A stroke can come on suddenly to anyone at almost any time. Its effects can be very debilitating and each person suffering from a stroke can have varying problems after the event. Strokes are caused [...]

Flu Shots Come with a Choice

The cold and flu season is upon us and this fact has many seniors scheduling appointments for a flu shot. Physicians are, of course, the primary place to get a shot to help prevent influenza. [...]

November 14 is World Diabetes Day

The month of November is very busy for all of us. Thanksgiving is on the horizon and many of us will be getting together for that great day of eating and family camaraderie. The gathering [...]

Senior Health

Calling All Germs

If you thought watching too much TV was unhealthy for you, wait until you hear about cell phones.  Think about it. A cell phone’s proximity to your ears, nose and mouth is simultaneous.  The amount of germs on cell phones [...]

Your Boss Can Make You Sick

The biggest health problem in the workplace is managers who have unrealistic expectations or who are constantly critical of their employees. Workers who are bullied by their bosses are at higher risk of heart disease. And [...]

Which Diet Works Best?

Researchers looked at three types of popular diets — low-fat, very-low-carb and low-glycemic — to see which one helped the best to keep off the pounds. 21 overweight adults followed each of the diets for one month [...]

Stress: A Major Health Problem

According to the American Psychological Association, (APA), one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress and nearly half of Americans say their stress has increased over the past five years. Stress is a major factor [...]

Memory Lapse or “Senior Moment”?

 Many people experience memory lapses.  When they occur as part of the aging process, they are often referred to as “Senior Moments”.  Even experienced public speakers have moments when a word or term they use daily simply [...]

Medical Tests You Can Do At Home

Here are some easy medical tests you can do at home: Cardiovascular and bowel diseases: Hold both index fingers so the nails are facing each other. Press the nails together; you should see a tiny, [...]

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July 19, 2010

Another Reason to Go for a Walk

People over the age of sixty five are at a higher risk of atrial fibrillation, the common abnormality that can lead to clots which may be […]
July 16, 2010

Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients Just Got Tougher

As if providing in home care for an elderly loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease wasn’t tough enough, new research has potentially linked having […]
July 14, 2010

Back Pain Sufferers Still Suffering

Glucosamine, the readily available and inexpensive treatment used by many for joint pain, may not have quite the effects on lower back pain that doctors and […]
July 12, 2010

Beating Stress with Exercise and Assistance

As you and your loved ones age, there comes a point and time where you may become responsible for providing care for a parent, a spouse […]
July 2, 2010

Knowing What to Look For

There may or may not be a monumental event that let’s you know exactly when an elderly loved one is in need of or could benefit […]
June 25, 2010

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease by Cleaning Up Your Diet

It’s never too late to start feeling, looking and living healthier and a great place to start is by adopting a more heart healthy diet.  By […]
June 23, 2010

Keeping Sacrifice to a Minimum

Just because an elderly loved one may require medication reminders and help with meal preparation, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are at a point in […]
June 21, 2010

Making an Informed Decision

When your elderly loved one’s health starts to decline, it can be a very scary situation.  The first thought that comes to some people’s mind following […]
June 18, 2010

It’s Never Too Late to Start Losing Weight

Being overweight can contribute to a number of serious health issues; heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke to name a few – but carrying […]