World Antibiotics Awareness Week and Seniors: Use Antibiotics with Awareness

It is World Antibiotics Awareness Week and seniors and professionals are taking a refresher. The topic is antibiotic resistance. Let’s begin with a quiz question. What is the connection between “30%” and “use of antibiotics”? The answer is: the CDC says that at least thirty percent of the antibiotics prescribed for patient outside of hospitals…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

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Healthy Eating for Seniors to Avoid Reflux – GERD Awareness Week

Healthy eating for seniors is a fun project. You get to eat carrots and broccoli. But the difference is that now you are choosing to be healthful, and you are making the healthier food choices.  Healthy eating for seniors to avoid reflux takes you one step further.   When you were younger, eating healthy might…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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Senior Activities for Veterans Day – Saluting the Veterans

Veterans Day, soon coming on November 11, is a day set aside for honoring all veterans. Senior activities for Veterans Day are meaningful to seniors, many of whom may have lost relatives in wars, which are now history. Remembering what the veterans did for America is not only obligatory, it is also wise. However, the…

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Senior Health Tips for the Winter Season: Decongestants and Alternatives

Winter is really here, with cooler weather and risk of respiratory infections. Choosing a good decongestant is, for many seniors, one of the first health purchases of the winter season. Senior health tips for the winter season abound, as every person wants to go through the winter in good health. Curing infectious disease often becomes…

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Senior Living: Can Fashion-Loving Senior Ladies Wear Heels?

To write about wearing high-heeled shoes for senior ladies, really does feel like playing the devil’s advocate. However, ladies who love to wear high-heeled shoes, and who are seniors do exist! Raise your hands, fashion-loving senior ladies! Three cheers for fashion-loving senior ladies! Here’s to ladies who are proud of their age, yet take the…

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Senior Living – Can Following the News Depress Seniors?

Can following the news depress seniors? In healthy senior living, there is equilibrium. People focus on making good food choices, exercising regularly, schedule medical checks and so on. So, should a senior allow an unrestrained, external source of information access to their emotional state? In different words: When seniors follow the news on a regular…

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