Beware: Senior Safety Tips for Halloween

Beware: Senior Safety Tips for Halloween

Forget about the dark, the walking dead, and other creatures of the supernatural: Some of the scariest things about Halloween don’t wear a costume.   Halloween is probably the only time when we cheerfully throw open our doors, at night, to dozens of masked strangers.  Seniors who live alone, or those caring for a senior
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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

The National Heart Attack Alert Program notes these major signs of a heart attack:   Chest pain or discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center or left side of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure,
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Physical Therapy for Longstanding Whiplash Symptoms

Physical Therapy for Longstanding Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash injuries are prevalent. They are typically related to motor vehicle accidents and occur because of sudden acceleration / deceleration of the head and neck. They need to be taken seriously and treated thoroughly. Up to 48% of whiplash injuries become chronic pain conditions, and in half of those cases, the pain is severe enough
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Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

Higher Risk of Health Problems for Night Owls

A recent study finds that night owls are more at risk for health problems such as diabetes, sarcopenia (a condition where the body gradually loses muscle mass), and metabolic syndrome (a collection of health conditions that increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke). This is true even if the night owls sleep the
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Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

Resistance Training Reduces Risk of Diabetes

A recent study shows that resistance training can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Resistance training is any exercise intended to increase muscle strength, mass, and endurance.   The study included adults between the ages of 50-69, each of whom were screened for prediabetes. The participants completed a supervised resistance training program
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