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November Is National Diabetes Month, Things To Know

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when citizens should focus on what they can do to stay healthy. This year’s focus is on the link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.   The statistics are grim. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without…

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The Aging Brain: High Blood Pressure Kills Brain Cells

The aging brain is the focus of intensive study by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).   One area of interest to NIA researchers is the affect of high blood pressure on the cognitive ability of senior citizens. Specifically, what affect does hypertension have on the possible development of brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease…

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Preventing and Surviving Strokes

The National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) The National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) is from May 13-19. It traditionally begins on Mother’s Day, which this year falls on May 13 and this year it will focus on “Celebrating Life’s Stories.” Here at Ditmas Park, resident mothers will be honored with a Mother’s Day celebration…

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Malnutrition in Seniors

Malnutrition Normal Weight and Overweight  Malnutrition is a condition where a person does not get enough proper nutrients in their diet. Seniors are especially vulnerable for suffering from malnutrition. Even a normal weight or overweight senior can still be suffering from malnutrition – they get enough calories, but not enough of the right food to…

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