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Blood Pressure High? Maybe It’s Time for a Dental Appointment!

February 1, 2021 — In modern medicine, oral health has traditionally been treated as a bit of an afterthought—separate from the bulk of medical specialties, and underfunded compared to other aspects of healthcare. Some Medicare programs partially cover routine dental and periodontal care, but many people are left without coverage—and therefore, oral health care tends to slide to the... Read More
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Resolve to Fight Ageism in 2021

January 15, 2021 — If you’re still working on your New Year’s resolutions, here’s one that is especially important this year! The pandemic drew a lot of attention to the problem of ageism in our culture. Senior rights advocates called out events such as disparaging remarks about COVID-19 “only” being dangerous for seniors, as well as suggestions by some... Read More
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Resolve to Keep Moving

January 1, 2021 — Many people put exercise on their list of New Year’s resolutions—but as we head into 2021, that may be a challenge! Experts report that these days, many people are getting less exercise than normal. Many of our usual activities may be unsafe during the pandemic, and we’re spending more time inside. But we should still... Read More
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Safe Holiday Greetings

December 16, 2020 — We are well into the holiday season now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted a surge of cases of COVID-19 after family gatherings during Thanksgiving, and they are urging people to continue to take precautions during Hanukkah and in upcoming Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s gatherings. Healthcare organizations are doing everything possible... Read More
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A Brain-Healthy Lifestyle at Any Age

December 1, 2020 — In September 2020, a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society once again confirmed that certain lifestyle choices are beneficial to the brain, and might not only slow but even somewhat reverse the memory changes of aging. Noted the study authors from the Australian National University, “We’ve known for some time that... Read More
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November Is National Diabetes Month

November 16, 2020 — The American Diabetes Association reports that today, more than 122 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes. The association says that managing the condition is more important than ever in 2020. Diabetes raises the risk of serious complications from COVID-19—and among the 230,000 people in the U.S. who have died of COVID, 40%... Read More
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Does the End of Daylight Saving Time Make You SAD?

October 30, 2020 — Daylight saving time ends on November 1 this year. Experts often choose this date to call attention to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. While some people experience SAD during the summer months, it is much more common during late fall and the winter months when... Read More
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October Is American Pharmacists Month

October 15, 2020 — These days, pharmacists are serving a very important role in keeping people safe and healthy. In local pharmacies, in senior living communities and in hospitals, pharmacists are definitely an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic! And right now, pharmacists are offering flu shots, which are especially important this year. In 2020 and every year, pharmacists... Read More
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Clear Communication While Wearing a Face Covering

October 1, 2020 — While medical professionals have long been accustomed to wearing a mask, these days the majority of us are adjusting to mask wearing, as well. Epidemiologists continue to confirm that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to protect against COVID-19. We now know that when we wear a mask, we not only protect... Read More
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Manage Health Conditions to Reduce the Risk of Falls

September 15, 2020 — September 22, 2020 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Each year—on the first day of fall, appropriately enough—experts call attention to the serious problem of fall injuries among older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four people older than 65 will suffer a fall each year, and many of... Read More