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Pill may be more Accurate than Mammograms in Screening for Breast Cancer

Aging is an Increased Risk for Breast Cancer Aging is an increased risk for breast cancer and the older a woman gets, the greater is the risk of contracting breast cancer. Women age 70 and over are at the highest risk. Mammography Makes Errors It is imperative for women to have regular screening to detect…

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Seniors, Financial Loss, Poverty and Stress

Stress from Sudden Financial Loss Stress is a killer. Many diseases are either caused or worsened by stress. One of the main ways stress hits seniors is by their financial situation. A sudden financial loss is much worse for someone over the age of 65 than it is for someone younger who can still get…

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Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI)

Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI) Vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s Disease, but it can sometimes be prevented. In some ways they appear similar, but the cause of each one is completely different. Vascular dementia is caused by obstructions and damage…

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Seniors and Art Therapy

Art Therapy is Non-Pharmacological Treatment Art Therapy has been shown to be very beneficial to seniors in both short and long care rehabilitation and nursing facilities like the Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Art Therapy is a non-pharmacological way to treat seniors whether their problems are physical like recovering from…

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Health Benefits of Broccoli for Seniors

Sulforaphane and Osteoarthritis A UK study in 2013 by researchers at the University of East Anglia showed that a substance called sulforaphane (sulphoraphane) found in broccoli Brassica oleracea var. italica and other cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family can prevent or slow down the destruction of cartilage by osteoarthritis in the joints of mice. Sulforaphane…

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Stroke Rehabilitation

High blood pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Smoking and Obesity The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year and for about 610,000 of them this is their first stroke. Strokes kill about 140,000 Americans every year, which is 1 in every 20 deaths. About 87%…

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is mainly for people who have chronic breathing problems like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) also known as emphysema, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis and more. PR can be part of an out-patient treatment clinic at a hospital. PR can also be also be offered at home, although many patients will opt for treatment…

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Pet Therapy Benefits for Seniors

Man’s Best Friend Pets have been around for a long time helping people and there is probably no better example of “man’s best friend” than those seeing-eye dogs that assist the blind. While many seniors love animals, they no longer have the strength to properly care for one. Although walking a dog is good exercise…

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