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6 Life Saving Steps To Control Your Blood Pressure

by Medical Care Alert

Lifestyle plays an important role in controlling your  blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you may avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication. A routine doctor’s appointment often involves a health professional checking your blood pressure. The screening is not painful or stressful and typically takes less […]

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Final Day To Vote For Our Blog!

by Medical Care Alert

Our sister blog Thrive! is a finalist in the Senior Homes Best Senior Blog awards.   Click here to vote and show your support!  http://www.seniorhomes.com/d/thrive-blog/2014-best-senior-living-awards/

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Grandparent Scam Involves Impersonating Military Personnel

by Medical Care Alert

Scammers have reached a new low. They selected a grandson in the Marine Corps to impersonate. While he was being decorated for his service in Germany, they contacted his grandfather and told him that he was in legal trouble. One of the scammers went by the name of Sergeant Eric Matthews. The other person impersonated […]

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7 Ways To Shape Up Before A Surgery

by Charlie Kimball

Before you go under, be sure to get in shape for surgery to improve your health, safety and outcome. If you’re scheduled for surgery and have weeks or even months to prepare, important actions to improve your health, such as exercising and eating right, can help make surgery as safe as possible. You can also […]

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When Cancer Spreads To The Bones

by Charlie Kimball

Everyone Should Know these Important Facts about when Cancer spreads to the Bones. Worldwide there are an estimated 1.5 million advanced cancer patients who experience the disease spreading to their bones. If you are a patient with cancer, or care for someone who is, here are a few facts you should know. Bone metastases, or the spread […]

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Before You Dig, Call 811

by Medical Care Alert

One call to 811 lets you know where underground utilities are before you dig. With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring. During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities […]

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Shortness of Breath In The Elderly – What You Should Know

by Medical Care Alert

Shortness of breath is a top reason the elderly press their medical alert button for help. Recognizing that shortness of breath in the elderly is a leading concern and can create panic for all concerned, we’ve put together a list of some of the top contributors to this condition.  Please consult your medical doctor for advice […]

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