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Financial Stress Alters Elderly Drinking and Smoking Habits New research indicates that financial stress may be compelling certain groups of elderly to drink and smoke more while simultaneously encouraging other groups to drink and smoke less. The study found that 16% of older Americans experienced increasing amounts of financial strain over a…

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Too Many Pills for Aging Patients Overmedication of the elderly is an all too common problem, a public health crisis that compromises the well-being of growing numbers of older adults. Many take fistfuls of prescription and over-the-counter medications on a regular basis, risking serious and sometimes fatal side effects and…

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Quit Worrying About Your Health Have you had your five to nine servings of vegetables today? Exercised for an hour? Cut back on saturated fat and gotten eight hours of sleep? Dictating the rules for healthful living has become a cottage industry, with Web sites, talk shows and books (and…

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Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Urinary tract infections (UTI) aren’t just a nuisance – they can cause serious health problems. A urinary tract infection happens when bacteria in the bladder or kidney multiplies in the urine. Left untreated, a urinary tract infection can become something more serious than merely…

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Senior Anxiety, OCD and Hoarding In some cases, anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It’s our body’s way coping. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it crosses the line to become a disabling disorder. Anxiety is not a normal part of aging. Anxiety People…

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Why Home Health Care Products Can Improve Your Quality of Life The key to a happy, healthy and emotionally stable life depends on a number of factors. One such factor is the ability to act independently to meet one’s own needs. For some individuals, this very basic need is extremely…

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Mild Cognitive Impairment Mild cognitive impairment falls somewhere between age-associated memory impairment and early dementia. People with mild cognitive impairment are more forgetful than normal for their age, but they don’t experience other cognitive problems associated with dementia, such as disorientation or confusion about routine activities. They are generally able to live independently…

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8 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol 1. There is no minimum for dietary cholesterol. The liver makes enough to meet the body’s needs. Vegans eat no cholesterol and do just fine. According to the American Heart Association, get less than 300 mg of cholesterol per day and under 200 mg if…

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Promising Advances in Alzheimer’s Detection and Prevention In a world where the average person is living a longer (if not necessarily healthier) life, Alzheimer’s disease has become a hot-button health topic. The search for a way to prevent, cure or effectively treat the disease that affects over five million Americans…

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Data collected by the National Safety Council (NSC) recently revealed that the incidence of serious falls among adults aged 65 and older has risen 112 percent since 1999. This is worrisome news for caregivers and patients alike. Trips and slips can be frequent occurrences for children and younger adults, but…