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7 Exercise Tips For Fighting Arthritis

by Medical Care Alert

Fighting arthritis? Check out these exercise tips for all ability levels. When it comes to fighting arthritis, there’s no arguing with the axiom “move it or lose it.” Movement and physical activity have been proven effective in relieving arthritis pain and, in some cases, delaying the onset of symptoms. But if you’ve been recently diagnosed […]

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How To Tell If You Have Sleep Apnea

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Waking up to the serious problem of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, which affects 18 million Americans, is a disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly pause during sleep. Many people struggling to get a restful night’s sleep are unaware that a serious health problem may be keeping them up. Sleep apnea lowers a person’s blood oxygen […]

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

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We wish to thank and recognize all the caregivers and families out there who give of themselves and their time selflessly every day of the week. In 1994, the National Family Caregivers Association began promoting the celebration of family caregivers during the week of Thanksgiving. President Clinton signed the first presidential proclamation in 1997 and […]

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Sarasota Senior Saved By Fundraising Teenagers

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These two brave teenagers heard a Sarasota, Florida senior’s cries for help 14 hours after she had fallen. As reported by WWSB-TV, the two teenagers were fundraising when they heard cries for help.  As firefighter Daniel Brimblecom points out, a medical alert system would have helped the woman to get immediate help after her fall. […]

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Home Health Device Round Up

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Health devices for home use – most of them goof-proof, affordable and available without a prescription – can help you stay in tip-top shape between medical appointments. “There’s no substitute for visits with your health-care provider,” says Denise Link, a women’s-health nurse practitioner and clinical associate professor at the Arizona State University College of Nursing […]

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Senior Fall Prevention Week

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To raise awareness throughout the senior community, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell designated Sept. 18 through 24 as Senior Fall Prevention week. “Fall prevention education is an important first step to making positive changes that will help prevent older Alaskans from falling,” Parnell wrote in the proclamation, “And improve their overall health and quality of life.” Falls are […]

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North Carolina “Granny” Uses Medical Alert Necklace To Call Police During Robbery

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This 94-year-old woman used her Medical Alert Necklace to contact police during a robbery in her own home. As reported by WSOC TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, the woman who calls herself “Granny” wears her medical alert necklace every night, and for good reason. As our customers know, you may press your medical alert necklace […]

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