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Group Singing for Parkinson’s Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Group Singing for Parkinson’s Disease Group singing has amazingly been shown to be beneficial for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving stress, mood and motor function. Research led by Elizabth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University reported the results of the therapeutic singing at the conference of the Society…

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Wearable Monitor for People with Chronic Respiratory Diseases

People who suffer from chronic respiratory diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have attacks (exacerbations) where their symptoms worsen. These exacerbations can be life-threatening and lead to expensive hospitalizations. There has not been a way to predict when an exacerbation is about to take place. However, according to an article in…

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The Silver Tsunami of the Workforce

The “Silver Tsunami” of the Workforce Last year during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, we wrote about the coming “Silver Tsunami” in our blog post from May 15, 2018. We wrote how the entrance of millions of baby boomers who would be retiring from the work force into the silver tsunami might result in millions…

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Social Isolation and Loneliness Raise Health Risks for Seniors

Seniors living in isolation are a growing problem in America. According to a University of Michigan study published March 3, 2018 in the Healthcare Journal one out of every five seniors lives in isolation, cut off from both friends and family. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is sponsoring research to determine the difference between…

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lutein for Eye Health

Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) has been well researched for its antioxidant properties for maintaining good health. Spanish researchers from the University of Jaén have found a way to add yet another antioxidant especially beneficial for good eye health, to extra virgin olive oil. Lutein is a carotenoid found in green leafy vegetables. In fact,…

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Seniors also Need Vaccines

Seniors also need vaccines. Not all vaccines are just for children. In fact, there are some vaccines that are very important for seniors to take like the tetanus diphtheria (TD) vaccine, the pneumococcal vaccine, the shingles vaccine, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and annual flu shots. Tetanus Diphtheria (TD) Vaccine In fact, the…

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