Diabetes Management Made Easy With New Technologies

Diabetes is a serious disease that happens when your body has trouble managing and using blood glucose, a sugar that your body uses as fuel. When you have diabetes, you must constantly monitor your blood sugar levels. And now, fortunately, new technologies are being tested to make it easier for you to control diabetes and…

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Flu Arriving Earlier, Worse Than Last Year, CDC Warns

The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but early data collections suggest that it will ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual. So warns the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu activity increased in November, a month earlier than usual. As of season Week 47 (ending November 25), the most…

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Split Rock Awarded SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of Senior Living of 2018!

For communities and care providers, SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2018 Care Provider Award is a declaration of excellence in healthcare and a distinction earned directly from the families and residents we help every day. Our co-workers, families and residents can be proud of the fact that they have chosen one of the best of the best when it…

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Liver Disease In The Elderly: Causes And Treatments

Liver function decreases with age as its size and blood flow decrease.The prevalence of chronic liver disease is increasing in the elderly population.  Investigating the older person with abnormal liver function is important; even with mild abnormalities. For example, metabolism decreases and some drugs are not inactivated as quickly in older people as they are…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms inside a vein, usually deep within your leg. As many as 900,000 Americans a year get one, and up to 100,000 die because of it. Part of the clot can break, travel through your bloodstream, get stuck in your lungs and block blood flow, thus…

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Sweeter Than Gold!

Receiving a heartfelt, 5-Star review online, is as sweet as gold! Today we received one such a review:

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Many Seniors Don’t Know Risks Of Multiple Medications

Too few seniors know of the risks in taking multiple medications. Some drug interactions can result in negative outcomes such as high blood sugar, kidney disease, and accidents caused by drowsiness. Moreover, drug interaction can prevent the drugs from properly absorbing.       Seniors: Ignorance of Drug Interactions A poll done by the University…

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The Trachea: Function, Diseases, And Respiratory Health

The trachea, little known and appreciated, is a large membranous tube reinforced by about 20 rings of cartilage. The back part of each ring is made of muscle and connective tissue. In addition, moist, smooth tissue called mucosa lines the inside of the trachea. The trachea, starting just under the throat, measures 4 inches long…

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