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The month of May is the National Stroke Awareness Month.  It is a good time of year to review what the signs of a stroke are.  According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death.  It...

The month of April is recognized as foot health awareness month.  Having healthy feet is important to maintaining the health of your entire body.  Your feet are often overlooked because they aren’t in easy reach, like other parts of your body, and are often covered...

It is estimated that three quarters of adults age 65 and older are living with more than three health problems.  This is significant in working with and/or living with someone in this age category.  Having multiple health problems is often referred to as comorbidity. Comorbidity can...

This week I thought I would highlight the role of a home health aide.  A home health aide has a significant role in ensuring a patient’s well-being, while allowing a patient to reside in their own home, instead of moving into an assisted facility. A home...

Caregivers care for adults and children who need assistance with their medical care or activities of daily living.  The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that in the United States 43.5 million people have provided caregiving to adults and/or children in the last year.  Caregivers play such...

Medical News Today posted an article on January 21, 2019 regarding the findings of an Alzheimer’s research study from the Journal of Neuroscience.  This study and its findings are significant to the advancement of a cure of Alzheimer’s disease.  The article estimates 5.5 million people...

The month of January is recognized nationally as the glaucoma awareness month.  Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that can cause blindness through damaging the optic nerve.  According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, over 60 million people in the world have glaucoma and over...

The winter season is a great time of year, but it often involves spending more time indoors.  If you are anything like me, staying indoors can be an excuse to change your normal routine and stray away from exercising.  However, the winter months should still...

Whether you are a patient, caregiver or assisting someone navigating their healthcare, it is important to plan ahead and protect your health in case of an emergency.  Your ability to bounce back from an emergency is more successful if you are prepared.  No one expects...

There are medical specialists for the heart, the skin, cancers, child health, the respiratory tract, the nervous system and much more.  Geriatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the healthcare of those who are aging.  As all of us age and as many are...

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