Posts Tagged ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’

Steps for Seniors to Take to Prepare for the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Seniors and people with chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and lung diseases are at a higher risk to get seriously ill from the corona virus COVID-19. Taking preventive steps ahead of time can prevent unnecessary panic. Prepare in advance for the possibility of having to remain at home to avoid being exposed…

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Preventing and Treating the Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend getting a flu shot every year as the best and most important step to take against the flu. This can help to: Reduce the numbers of people sick with the flu Cut down visits to doctors Reduce the number of flu related hospitalizations Prevent missed days…

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Broccoli Compound Indole may Prevent or Treat Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

According to a new study by researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research, a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may be able to prevent or treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Indole, a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables¬† may help to prevent or treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Indole…

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Muscle Wasting Sarcopenia is a Key Risk for Frailty

Sarcopenia is a muscle wasting condition commonly found in many seniors that can lead to disability. Sarcopenia is also a key risk for frailty. Sarcopenia is really a loss in muscle mass that can be accompanied by weakness. It can lead to balance and walking problems. It is usually diagnosed by testing for hand grip…

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November is National COPD Awareness Month

November is National COPD Awareness Month to raise awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), more than 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD. However, there are also millions more who do not even know they have it. This is unfortunate because, while there…

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October is National Protect your Hearing Month

October is National Protect your Hearing Month to raise awareness about dangers to hearing from exposure to loud noises. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) Every October the National institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) observes National Protect your Hearing Month. The aim is to raise awareness about the causes of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).…

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A TIA Mini Stroke Must Never be Ignored

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke that starts with similar neurological signs as a major ischemic stroke. The only difference is in the amount of time that blood flow to the brain is blocked. In a TIA mini stroke blood flow is only blocked for about five minutes. In a major ischemic…

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