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Coronavirus Hits Senior Citizens The Hardest, Say Doctors

Coronavirus hits senior citizens the hardest, says the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The coronavirus is the latest virus scourge hitting the world — and comes from the family of respiratory viruses that includes SARS and MERS. For example, during the SARS outbreak, the overall death rate was over 50 percent for people over the…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation A Key Component To Full Recovery

Cardiac rehabilitation is a very important component to help with a full recovery. Cardiac rehab can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help build heart-healthy habits.   Heart attack statistics are grim. Nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a heart attack every year. Cardiac rehabilitation not only helps a…

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care.

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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Lifestyle Changes Can Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Lifestyle changes can help lower your high blood pressure (HBP), according to a recent report. If you’re diagnosed with stage 1 hypertension (a top number between 130 and 139, you may think you need to start medication. But, there be no reason to so, right away. In fact, a 2017 Johns Hopkins study of more…

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Airplanes Are Full Of Germs, How To Prevent From Getting Sick

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Airplanes are full of germs. Don’t be surprised. The fact is that airplanes are the perfect venue for germs to thrive: They have close quarters, frequent passenger turnaround and recirculated air. In addition, you should be aware of the hot spots that harbor the most germs. According to Travelmath, they are your tray table, overhead…

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Colorectal Screenings Urged For Seniors, For Early Detection

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Colorectal screenings done for senior citizens are being urged by the American College of Physicians (ACP), in their latest report. They urge that early detection is very important.   They stress the need for millions of aged Americans to get tested, even if they have no symptoms or family history of the disease.   In…

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Hypertension Increases Your Risk For Dementia And Memory Loss

It is well known and accepted that hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. But, did you know that it also can increase your risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re surprised, right? That’s because few long-term studies have examined the effect of high blood pressure with memory loss and cognitive decline.  …

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Can You Get The Flu In August? Yes, You Sure Can

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Can you get the flu in August? Sounds far-fetched, right — but the answer is — definitely yes!   Of course, you should be surprised, since the flu season goes from October through May. But, nevertheless, flu-like symptoms (sore throat, cough) can creep up literally whenever they feel like it.   The CDC also confirms that…

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