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Benefits of Wearing a Cloth Face Covering

The CDC has recommended wearing a face mask or a cloth face covering in public settings, especially in settings were social distancing is difficult, such as grocery stores. While everyone should always try to maintain a proper six feet from people to create social distance, read below about the benefits of wearing a cloth face…

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Raising Awareness About Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Approximately 53,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people are diagnosed with oral cancer in the United States every day. National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week raises awareness for oral, head, and neck cancer and the need for early detection in order to save…

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Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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National Nutrition Month

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite!” March is National Nutrition Month! We encourage everyone to focus on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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Dehydration A Serious Health Threat For Senior Citizens

Dehydration is a serious health issue for senior citizens — and if not treated, can lead to serious chronic illness. According to a 2015 study in the Journal of Gerontology Nursing, between 20 to 30 percent of senior citizens are chronically dehydrated. That means seniors are not taking in enough fluids.   According to health care experts,…

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Elderly Citizens Fearful of United States 2020 Census

Elderly citizens, aged 50 and older are afraid of participating in the 2020 Census. In this age group, 66 percent are afraid that they will be the target of fraud. This finding comes from the new national survey, “The Impostors: Stealing Money, Damaging Lives,” which was released Feb. 19.   As the Census Bureau prepares to…

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Life Expectancy For Seniors Will Be At All Time High By 2060

Life expectancy for senior citizens is expected to reach an average of 85 years of age by the year 2060, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indeed, by 2060, 25 percent of all U.S. residents will be over age 65.   But, overall, the growth in life expectancy in the U.S. over the next four…

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Handgrip Strength Can Predict Cognitive Decline In Seniors

Handgrip strength can accurately predict a cognitive decline in senior citizens, according to a recent National Institute of Aging study. Results were published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip. These findings suggest that handgrip strength…

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Age Discrimination Still Hurting Seniors In The Workplace

Age discrimination against senior citizens in the workplace still exists in the year 2020, according to a recent survey.   At this time, about 35 percent of the U.S. population is now age 50 or older. Yet, in 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — the nation’s workforce watchdog — issued a damning report…

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