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Make healthy vision a priority and reduce your risk of falling
Make healthy vision a priority and reduce your risk of falling

Taking care of your eyes is a priority just like eating a healthy diet and exercise. Healthy vision can also help keep you safe each day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults. Each year, one in four Americans 65 and older

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Start walking in the new year and reap a lifetime of benefits
Start walking in the new year and reap a lifetime of benefits

A new year is always an opportunity for a fresh start at improving your health. Did you resolve to lose weight this year? Lower your blood pressure? Be more physically active? One of the simplest and most affordable ways to be physically active can is also beneficial for seniors’ overall health. Whether it’s a few

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How seniors can stay safe during the holidays
How seniors can stay safe during the holidays

The holidays are a time for connecting with family and friends in the spirit of joy. Getting the house ready with festive decorations and lighting is part of an age-old tradition that sets the tone for the season. However, it’s important that older adults consider safety when preparing for the holidays. Falls are common among

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There’s hope for age-related muscle loss
There’s hope for age-related muscle loss

If you’re over the age of 30, more than likely you have already been experiencing significant muscle loss. Sarcopenia or the progressive loss of muscle mass due to aging is a common and natural occurrence. According to Harvard University, people begin to lose as much as 3 to 5 percent of muscle per decade after age

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Are you just tired or is it chronic fatigue syndrome?
Are you just tired or is it chronic fatigue syndrome?

Everyone feels tired now and then. But, after a good night’s sleep, most people feel refreshed and ready to face a new day. If you continue to feel tired for weeks, it may be a sign of a problem. Sometimes, fatigue can be the first sign that something is wrong in your body. For example,

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Reclaim your rest and put nighttime cramps to bed
Reclaim your rest and put nighttime cramps to bed

After a full day of activity, there is nothing more satisfying and well-deserved than a good night’s rest. Imagine that you’re comfortably tucked into bed and have just drifted off to sleep. The room is quiet and dark, your breathing is deep and your body is relaxed. Most importantly, your tired mind is at peace.

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How you can keep the “Winter Blues” at bay
How you can keep the “Winter Blues” at bay

Earlier sunsets and plunging temperatures are sure signs that winter is on its way to Alabama. For some people, these signs are dreadful reminders that their “Winter Blues” will make a return. “Winter Blues” is a common name for a type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  SAD comes and goes with the

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Getting a good night’s sleep important to rehabilitation
Getting a good night’s sleep important to rehabilitation

Adequate sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. As we get older, getting a good night’s rest becomes more challenging because sleep patterns change with age. Sleep occurs in several stages, including light and deep sleep, and periods of active dreaming (REM sleep). According to the National Sleep Foundation, older people spend more time

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Are you still safe behind the wheel?
Are you still safe behind the wheel?

Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent. There were about 42 million licensed drivers age 65 and older in 2016, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the population of older adults continues to increase, the number of older drivers on the road is expected follow suit. People age 65 and older

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Rehabilitation important after breast cancer treatment
Rehabilitation important after breast cancer treatment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 268,600 new cases of breast cancer this year. Breast cancer also occurs in men, with about 2,100 diagnoses every year. The positive news is that deaths from breast

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