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How Gardening Can Keep You Healthy, Mentally and Physically. Picture of an older caucasian male and female with the female in a wheelbarrow and both are laughing.

How Gardening Can Keep You Healthy, Mentally and Physically

Gardening is not only a rewarding hobby but also a beneficial activity that can contribute significantly to your overall health and well-being. Engaging in gardening provides numerous mental and physical health benefits that go beyond simply cultivating plants. Whether you have a spacious backyard or a small balcony, nurturing a garden can positively impact your […]




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Strong Leg Muscles and a Heart Attack

Frailty in the elderly is a high-priority consideration with cardiovascular (CV) medicine.1,2 Muscle weakness is strongly associated with reduced exercise capacity and physical disability.3 Quadriceps isometric strength (QIS) is a strong predictor of exercise capacity in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).   After a heart attack, known as a myocardial infarction, the heart goes […]




The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being. Picture of an older caucasian male and female with a young black female nurse going over their medication.

The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being

As we age, our bodies may require medications to manage chronic conditions, alleviate symptoms, or prevent further health complications. However, the effectiveness of these medications heavily relies on one crucial factor: adherence. Medication adherence refers to taking medications as prescribed by healthcare professionals, in the right dose, at the right time, and for the specified […]




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Is It a Heart Attack?

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die. Having high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol, smoking, having had a previous heart attack or stroke, or having diabetes can increase your chance of developing […]




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Does Hand Sanitizer Expire?

With the events of COVID over the past few years, many people started using hand sanitizer more than before. Hand sanitizer is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so it is required by law to have a lot number and expiration date. The purpose of the expiration date is to show the time […]




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Smells Like Memory Loss

Someday, doctors may be able to screen for Alzheimer’s using a simple scratch and sniff test, according to researchers at Columbia University. Dysfunctions in major olfactory functional domains, including odor detection, identification, and discrimination, appear prior to cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).1 Therefore, olfactory function tests may have potential to help identify […]




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Aging or Depressed

Although depression is a mental health condition and is a widespread problem in older adults, it is not a general part of getting older. Due to some overlap between signs of depression and signs of getting older, depression is often not recognized or treated.  Elderly experiencing depression may just appear to be lost in thought […]




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Bad Habits for Joint Health

When it comes to joint pain, we can sometimes be our own worst enemies. Our daily habits can wreak havoc on our joints. Below, are some habits that can lead to bad joint health. Our daily habits can play a big role in our overall health. It’s important to be able to identify problem habits […]




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Aging or Depressed

Although depression is a mental health condition and is a widespread problem in older adults, it is not a general part of getting older. Due to some overlap between signs of depression and signs of getting older, depression is often not recognized or treated.  Elderly experiencing depression may just appear to be lost in thought […]




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Diabetic People and Neuropathy  

Although different types of diabetic neuropathy can affect people who have diabetes, research suggests that up to one-half of people with diabetes have peripheral neuropathy.1 Neuropathies are a series of conditions that cause damage to the nervous system. More than 30 percent of people with diabetes have autonomic neuropathy.2 Autonomic neuropathy affects involuntary functions of […]






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