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

Respite Care for Caregivers who Work 24/7 without Pay

Can anyone work at a job 24/7 without a break and also not get paid? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to six million seniors over the age of 65 receive home health services for acute and chronic diseases. These include Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, more than five and a…

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Silent Heart Attacks are an Increased Risk for Stroke

Most people do not realize that some heart attacks are “silent” and go undetected. They simply are not noticeable enough to send patients to the emergency room (ER). A study led by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) was published May 20, 2019 by researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Icelandic MI Heart…

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Everyone Should Know the Five Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart attacks can occur without warning and it is really important to be able to recognize the five signs of a heart attack and to call 911 in time to save a life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…

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Treating Gum Disease may Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A clean mouth and gums may prevent Alzheimer’s disease according to a study published January 23, 2019 in Science Advances. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered that gum disease (gingivitis) is strongly associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers found DNA-based proof that gum disease may determine whether…

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can Improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Men

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston discovered that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) might slow the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in men. Results of their research were published in September 2018 in the journal Chronic Respiratory Disease. Men with COPD have Low Levels of Testosterone Men with COPD often…

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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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When is Memory Loss More than Mild Forgetfulness?

  June 2019 is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and many people are wearing purple in solidarity with AD Awareness Month. It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that over five million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the United States.…

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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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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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