The Role of Massage in Heart Health

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Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. The good news is decades of research shows that massage therapy is effective in lowering stress and blood pressure, which are contributors of heart disease.

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Pets - Baby Boomer’s Best Medicine?

pug02 resized 375x225, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web service, is striving to spread the word about the health benefits of pet ownership. Dogs may be man’s best friend, but did you know that pets can also be a baby boomer’s best medicine? Check out some of these amazing facts that prove how pet ownership can boost overall health and wellness:

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Tips on Fall Prevention

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If your loved one has difficulty with mobility and you want to keep him or her safe, below is a list of considerations.

There is no way to prevent a fall but you can greatly reduce the risk of a fall occurring.

Tips to Reduce the Risk of a Fall

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What’s a Geriatric Assessment?

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“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” -- Lucille Ball

Lucy seldom gave good advice. Each episode when Ricky, Ethel, or Fred took her advice, they were in trouble.

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Fixing Cataracts Can Improve Your Health

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Remember the old song; the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone? Well here’s an interesting connection—better vision could lead to a 16 percent lower risk of hip fractures. Fixing cataracts can restore clear, colorful vision. According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, having cataract surgery lowers the risk of breaking a hip as well in adults 65 and older.

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Home Smile

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Lifestyles over 50 encourages vibrant and healthy living through sharing news, articles, tips, events and resources with seniors, baby boomers, and caregivers. 

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More Health Articles

  • What’s a Geriatric Assessment?

    “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” -- Lucille Ball Lucy seldom gave good advice. Each episode when Ricky, Ethel, or Fred took her advice, they...

  • Benefits Of Eating Local Foods

    There are more and more farmers and growers markets in our area. We would do well to take advantage of our locally grown foods. While it is obvious that it helps to eat well and to help our local...

  • Benefits of Playing an Instrument

    Scientists have measured music’s effect on brain activity. While functions like math and reading affect specific parts of the brain, listening to music sets off multiple areas of the brain. But the...

  • Caution When Taking OTC Medications

    Over-the-counter medications (OTC’s) are medications that can be obtained without a prescription.  Keep in mind that they are still medications; therefore, they may cause side effects and drug...

  • Center Helps Individuals, Families Living with Dementia

    “It's very clear that people worry about memory loss,” confirms Dr. Catherine Glew with an empathetic look, eyes gazing into the distance and seemingly recalling the hundreds of patients and...

  • Colonoscopy Saves Lives

    March is Colon Cancer Awareness MonthThe prospect of getting cancer strikes fear in the hearts of most people. Yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one third of...

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