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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease. Picture of a pair of hands holding a transparent image of the heart.

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease

The common heart disease warning signs are angina, chest pain, dyspnea, edema, and palpitations. Chest Pain There are many causes of chest pain that have nothing to do with the heart, but it is a discomfort or pain felt along the front of the body. Angina chest pain is the most common symptom of poor […]




The Five Practices Shown to Extend Life More Than a Decade. Picture of a young black female taking vitamins and preparing healthy foods.

The Five Practices Shown to Extend Life More Than a Decade

In the United States, a majority of individuals fall short of their optimal health potential. A disconcerting six out of ten Americans grapple with at least one chronic disease, as reported by the CDC, with four out of ten facing the challenge of managing two or more conditions. The toll of chronic ailments such as […]




Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes. Picture of an older caucasian female holding a lightweight barbell in one hand and a cake in the other hand.

Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

A recent study shows that resistance training can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Resistance training includes exercises in which a muscle contraction is opposed by force to increase strength or endurance. The study included adults between the ages of 50-69, each of whom were screened for prediabetes.1 The participants completed a […]




Know Your 3 Big Heart Numbers. Picture of 2 hearts along an echocardiograph read out.

Know Your 3 Big Heart Numbers

Your heart is one of the most vital organs in your body and keeping it healthy is crucial for a long and fulfilling life. To assess and monitor your heart health, you need to be aware of three key numbers that provide valuable insights into the state of your cardiovascular system. These numbers can help […]




Connection Found Between Sleep issues and Elevated Stroke Risk. Picture of an older caucasian female sitting up in bed unable to sleep.

Connection Found Between Sleep issues and Elevated Stroke Risk

A recent investigation published in the online edition of Neurology┬«, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests a potential link between sleep disturbances and an increased susceptibility to strokes. The study, which delved into sleep patterns, snoring, and sleep apnea, reveals intriguing associations but doesn’t establish a causal relationship. According to the […]




Navigating Veganism in Seniors: Assessing the Health Benefits and Considerations. Picture of a caucasian female nurse or dietician and a bunch of vegetables and fruits.

Navigating Veganism in Seniors: Assessing the Health Benefits and Considerations

Veganism, a dietary lifestyle that excludes all animal products, has gained significant popularity in recent years.1,2 It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Approximately 2.5% of adults in […]




Health Hazards of Snoring. Picture of a caucasian male and female sleeping in bed, with the female having the pillow pulled up around her ears.

Health Hazards of Snoring

Snoring is a common sleep-related issue that can have various health hazards, both for the snorers and their sleep partners. Here are some potential health risks associated with snoring: Snoring often leads to fragmented and poor-quality sleep, both for the snorer and their bed partner. The frequent interruptions in breathing can cause the snorer to […]




Timing Your Water Intake for Best Effects. Picture of an older black female drinking from a bottle of water while at the beach.

Timing Your Water Intake for Best Effects

Timing your water intake can have various effects on your body and overall well-being. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, here are some considerations for optimizing the timing of your water intake: Morning hydration: Start your day by drinking a glass of water as soon as you wake up. This helps to replenish the fluids […]




Loss of Appetite in Seniors. Picture of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Loss of Appetite in Seniors

Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies, and associated poor healthcare outcomes, including increased mortality. Understanding the causes of reduced appetite will enable nurses and other clinical staff working in a range […]




Which Medical Alert System is Right for Me? Picture of an older caucasian female having her medical alert pendant checked by a younger caucasian female nurse.

Which Medical Alert System is Right for Me?

With so many medical alert systems (MAS) on the market today, it is hard to know just what to buy.  Medical alert systems have developed by leaps and bounds from the basic device with a button that contacts EMS.  You can get devices not with GPS, cellular connectivity, fall detection, activity trackers, movement sensors and […]






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