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7 Steps To Prepare For Coming Home From The Hospital

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Caregivers: Make the transition of coming home from the hospital to home easier Coming home from the hospital or other care setting after an illness or surgery can be worrisome for both patients and the friends and family members who care for them. Planning ahead can make the process much easier. The Centers for Medicare […]

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Keeping Your Mind Sharp

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Not only can keeping your mind sharp with a healthy and active brain help you ward off disease, it can also help you live a more satisfying life. Most people focus on the physical changes that happen as you age – muscles don’t bounce back the way they used to, hair becomes gray, and skin […]

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87 Year Old NJ Woman Flown To Hospital Using Medical Alert

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An 87 year-old Swainton, New Jersey woman used a Medical Alert Alarm to summon help after she fell in her home and sustained a serious head injury Monday morning, according to news reports from the Cape May County Herald. Medical Alert Alarm’s use a button transmitter that can be worn hanging around the neck.  Once the […]

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How to Make Smaller Bathrooms Feel Larger

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This is the decade of right-sizing to smaller bathrooms. The economic reset triggered by the excesses of the last decade is forcing our society to rethink its definition of “enough.” One area under enormous scrutiny is housing and how smaller bathrooms fit. How much space does it really take to house the average American family […]

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Ten Easy Ways To Make Your Home Safe for Every Generation

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Most of us start life depending on our parents to take care of us. But as they age, chances are the roles will reverse and we have to make your home safe. And, whether you provide additional help in their own homes – or move aging parents into your home – how do you make […]

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Do Your Prescription Drugs Work Together?

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Medication safety for seniors If you’re older than 65 and take multiple medications, you should be aware of potential interactions between your drugs. These interactions can cause unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine, or even lead to hospitalization. Studies show that up to 30 percent of hospital admissions of elderly patients are […]

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Hank Aaron Talks About Achy Knees

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Don’t let achy knees keep you out of life’s game Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can happen to anyone; in fact more than 10 million Americans are estimated to suffer from this painful condition. One of those 10 million is baseball legend, Hank Aaron. Hank is in the record books for breaking Babe Ruth’s legendary home run record, […]

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