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Drug Shrinks Fat in Obese Mice and Lowers Cholesterol

Too good to be true! Researchers have developed a drug that can shrink fat in obese mice and lower their cholesterol levels without reducing the amount of food they eat. In other words, the mice did not have to go on a diet in order to lose weight! Obesity is a major risk for developing…

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Grandfamilies

About 2.6 million children across America are being raised by their grandparents and the numbers continue to climb, mainly due to the opoid crisis and other factors that cause disruption to families like divorce or the death of the parents. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Are they up to the Job? A study abstract “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:…

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Age-Related Prejudice (AGEISM)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there are about 600 million seniors age 60 and over worldwide. By 2025 this number will double and by 2050 there will be two billion seniors all over the world. One of the major problems facing seniors is age-related prejudice (AGEISM) which the WHO defines as: “Ageism is…

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Here Comes Summer and Here Comes the Sun

No doubt about it. Here comes summer and here comes the sun. This is the time of year to think about protecting ourselves against overexposure to natural ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), summertime is not the only time to be concerned about UV radiation,…

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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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Seniors and Malnutrition

When we hear the word malnutrition we tend to think of people starving in third world countries, but in truth malnutrition can exist among the elderly in the United States. Malnutrition is not starvation, but it means that even if someone is getting enough food, they may not be getting good quality food that contains…

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Ladies Get up and Get Moving to Lower the Risk for Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease, which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 610,000 people die of heart disease every year in the United States. The CDC estimates that about 200,000 of these…

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