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Health Hazards of Snoring. Picture of a caucasian male and female sleeping in bed, with the female having the pillow pulled up around her ears.

Health Hazards of Snoring

Snoring is a common sleep-related issue that can have various health hazards, both for the snorers and their sleep partners. Here are some potential health risks associated with snoring: Snoring often leads to fragmented and poor-quality sleep, both for the snorer and their bed partner. The frequent interruptions in breathing can cause the snorer to […]




Timing Your Water Intake for Best Effects. Picture of an older black female drinking from a bottle of water while at the beach.

Timing Your Water Intake for Best Effects

Timing your water intake can have various effects on your body and overall well-being. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, here are some considerations for optimizing the timing of your water intake: Morning hydration: Start your day by drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up. This helps to replenish the fluids […]




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Loss of Appetite in Seniors

Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies, and associated poor healthcare outcomes, including increased mortality. Understanding the causes of reduced appetite will enable nurses and other clinical staff working in a range […]




Which Medical Alert System is Right for Me? Picture of an older caucasian female having her medical alert pendant checked by a younger caucasian female nurse.

Which Medical Alert System is Right for Me?

With so many medical alert systems (MAS) on the market today, it is hard to know just what to buy.  Medical alert systems have developed by leaps and bounds from the basic device with a button that contacts EMS.  You can get devices not with GPS, cellular connectivity, fall detection, activity trackers, movement sensors and […]




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Health Benefits of Blueberries

With summer now upon us, it’s time for blueberry season. Blueberries have long been a favorite summertime snack. However, what you might not know is just how good for you those little blueberries really are. Here are some of the health benefits that they can bring to the table. Blueberries have many vitamins and minerals […]




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Your Brain and Cholesterol

A study led by Dr. Roelof Smit, a researcher at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, found that changes in LDL cholesterol levels may be especially damaging to cognitive functions—your memory, attention, language, and ability to reason.1 His study, published in the peer-review journal Circulation, followed more than 4,000 people between the ages of […]




Caregivers Need Care. Picture of 4 young caregivers, one caucasian male, one black female, and 2 caucasian females.

Caregivers Need Care

Every day, millions of people across the United States give care to people with mental and physical challenges. They range from family members to trained aides to nurses. No matter which category they are in there is always the risk for mental and physical exhaustion. Fortunately, there are steps and strategies one can use to […]




Falls in Older Persons: Risk Factors and Prevention. Picture of a young black female aide assisting an older black female getting up after a fall.

Falls in Older Persons: Risk Factors and Prevention

Falls are a marker of frailty, immobility, and acute and chronic health impairment in older persons. Falls in turn diminish function by causing injury, activity limitations, fear of falling, and loss of mobility. Most injuries in the elderly are the result of falls; fractures of the hip, forearm, humerus, and pelvis usually result from the […]




Diabetes and Nerve Damage. Picture of an older caucasian female holding a meter used to check blood sugar levels.

Diabetes and Nerve Damage

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage that can occur in people with diabetes. Different types of nerve damage cause different symptoms. Symptoms can range from pain and numbness in your feet to problems with the functions of your internal organs. Over time, high blood glucose levels, also called blood sugar, and high levels of fats, such […]




Social Isolation Causes Health Effects for Seniors. Picture of an older caucasian male holding onto his head as if in frustration or sadness.

Social Isolation Causes Health Effects for Seniors

Social isolation and loneliness are common problems among older adults, and are linked to several health conditions, such as depression and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), social isolation is a lack of social connection, and loneliness is the feeling of being alone, regardless of the amount of social […]






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