Healthcare Education

Do Diabetes and DPN happen together?

About half of people with diabetes have some kind of nerve damage. Peripheral nerves help you feel pain, heat, and cold. Damage to these nerves is called DPN. Two out of 10 people already have DPN when they’re diagnosed with diabetes. But usually people get DPN have had diabetes for a while. Someone who is…

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Four Benefits of Aging that you Need to Know

Getting old isn’t an unavoidable, negative side-effect of living longer; there are plenty of benefits of aging. Older People are Happier According to Smithsonian magazine, as we get older, we get happier. Cornell sociologist Karl Pillemer and his co-workers interviewed about 1,200 older people. They found that many people said something along these lines: “I…

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Should Stroke Survivors Walk Quickly?

A recent British study showed that if stroke survivors walk quickly, they’ll probably return to work. According to the study, 3 feet per second may be the threshold that predicts whether survivors can meet the challenges at work. One of every four people who has a stroke is younger than 65 years old. As many…

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Do you Know these Facts about Bunions?

If you have one, you know already that it’s painful. Now you want to know some other facts about bunions.  A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint where your big toe meets your foot. Over time, the bunion gets bigger and sticks out. It can make your big toe turn in, sometimes…

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What you Need to Know about High Levels of Vitamin D

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, vitamin D concentrations of 50 nmol/L (nanomoles per liter) or higher are high enough for overall health. A recent Austrian study showed a clear relationship between low blood vitamin D levels and the risk of early death. This was especially true for people who were younger than…

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Can Medications Increase Your Fall Risk?

Are you concerned about your fall risk? You should be. According to The National Trauma Data Bank, falls cause 61 percent of deaths in adults aged 65 and older. What can you do to reduce your risk of falling? Here are four things that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends: Begin an…

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Do you Know why Seniors Should Play Games?

Half of American seniors say they often feel lonely. That’s the first reason that seniors should play games. But there are many more because loneliness doesn’t just affect your moods; it affects every part of you. Loneliness can lead to cognitive decline. On top of that, according to a new study of social isolation published…

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How to Stay Healthy when Caring for a Sick Parent

Are you 1 in 3 of US adults who is an informal caregiver? Now that fall is in the air, you may be facing the privilege of caring for a sick parent. Keep in mind that a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology noted that germs from one sneeze can travel from 19 to…

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Can Pets Help to Manage Grief in Seniors?

Losing a loved one is extremely stressful and many people find that the grief they experience affects them physically. Sometimes, a person’s body reacts to the grief as if it is a threat. The immune system responds to this threat by making the tissues in the body swell. Inflammation can contribute to heart disease, arthritis,…

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Why Judging Others is Harmful to your Health

Did you know that judging others is harmful to your health? Maybe that’s why your mother always told you never to judge someone until you’d walked in their shoes. We are social creatures and our natural instinct is to judge those around us. We judge people on their driving skills…or lack of. We judge them…

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