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Time to Call 9-1-1

Time to Call 9-1-1

Biological Warnings Many Ignore Each year, about 600,000 Americans—one in four—in the United States die from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack each year, about 525,000 are first-timers, says the CDC, and those individuals may not know what’s happening. Sadly, many people do not get to the hospital on time, says paramedic Dale Hemstalk. “If someone is having a heart attack, for example, they should get to [...]

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Brains in Training–NeurExpand Brain Center

Brains in Training–NeurExpand Brain Center
By Christy Brudin Memorizing facts. Taking tests. Playing games. That’s what the attendees at NeurExpand Brain Center are doing. It may sound like they are in school, but they are in fact[...]

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Maintain a Healthy Mouth

Too often, seniors and their caregivers neglect dental care in favor of attending to more pressing physical and emotional challenges. However, doing so is not only unhealthy, it is also dangerous.[...]

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Emergency Rooms Not Ideal for Elderly

PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. wrote a recent Blog Post on the NYT Website titled, Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly Over the last five decades, quality emergency care has become synonymous with[...]

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Late-Onset Depression & Chronic Medical Conditions

Late-Onset Depression & Chronic Medical Conditions
Adults with no previous history of depression can develop it late in life due to changes and loss­es they experience. Late-onset depression often occurs simultaneously with a chronic medical[...]

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Experts Examine Success of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Treating Older Veterans’ Depression

Researchers have found significant and equivalent reductions in depressive symptoms for both older and younger veterans undergoing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression (CBT-D), according to an[...]

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Signs It is Time to Call 9-1-1

Signs It is Time to Call 9-1-1
Each year, about 600,000 Americans—one in four—in the United States die from heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Of the 715,000 Americans who have a heart attack[...]

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The Impact of Hearing Loss

The Impact of Hearing Loss
By Gora Ganguli Hearing loss is an ever-growing problem that robs people of their quality of life. Because it takes away the capacity to communicate and reduces social interaction between people,[...]

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Whitepaper: Fear of Falling in Older Persons

Philips Lifeline has sponsored a whitepaper written by Dr. Alan M. Jette, Director of The Health & Disability Research Institute at Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Jette’s[...]

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