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What Your Skin Can Say About Your Health

What Your Skin Can Say About Your Health

Our bodies can communicate much about our internal health. It can provide health information through our hair, nails, eyes, and skin. When we get older, we can also start developing issues with our hormones. Not surprisingly, our skin can give us some insight into potential thyroid problems. Below are some skin symptoms associated with thyroid
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Hurricane Tips for Seniors

Hurricane Tips for Seniors

Tips for seniors during hurricane season. Our senior loved ones need special consideration when a hurricane is headed to the area. Here are some tips that can help with safety and preparedness. 1. Contact 3 people that can check in with a visit or call. 2. Put documents in a water safe place like a
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Dealing with Delusions and Cognitive Disorders

Dealing with Delusions and Cognitive Disorders

Alzheimer’s and dementia are disorders that effect how people perceive the world. Many people associate memory loss problems with these disorders. While that is true, these disorders can bring about other symptoms as well. One of those symptoms can be delusions. These delusions can cause much strain for caregivers and family members of the person
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Is Gum Disease a Cancer Risk Factor?

Is Gum Disease a Cancer Risk Factor?

Seems like an odd correlation, but a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention suggests so. The study found that, in postmenopausal women, those who had gum disease had a 14% higher chance of developing any type of cancer. The greatest cancer risk with gum disease was esophageal cancer, where there was a
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How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

Sleep is very important for us. We spend one third of our lives asleep. Most people struggle with either getting enough or knowing what is enough for them. This becomes more of an issue as we get older, too. Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems such as weight gain, heart issues, and
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