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Aging with Irritable bowel syndrome
Aging with Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the nation. According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, there are between 2.4 and 3.5 million annual physician visits for IBS in the United States. Diagnosis of IBS is becoming increasingly common among older adults. A study published in Geriatrics found

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Speak up about healthcare decisions before it’s too late
Speak up about healthcare decisions before it’s too late

Times of unexpected illness or emergency medical care for a loved one can be difficult. Not knowing their wishes is an added burden that can be avoided with a simple conversation. Advance care planning is not just about being ready for the golden years. A major medical crisis can leave a person unable to make

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What you need to know about the invisible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
What you need to know about the invisible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

An estimated one million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, however, there is still much many don’t understand about the condition and those who suffer from it. This lack of knowledge can lead to people with Parkinson’s disease not having their symptoms recognized, their disease going untreated and it could have a serious

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Join us in celebrating doctors
Join us in celebrating doctors

Take time out to thank a doctor this Saturday ­- it’s National Doctor’s Day! Every March 30th America celebrates the nation’s physicians for their contributions to society and the work that they do. According to the U.S. Census Bureau website, the first Doctor’s Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond,

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What seniors should know about shingles
What seniors should know about shingles

Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, as people age that risk increases. The danger is even more likely for older people who suffer from weakened immune systems, have certain cancers or take medications

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Small changes can protect your kidney health
Small changes can protect your kidney health

March is National Kidney Month. Westside Terrace Healthcare encourages you to learn more about protecting your kidneys. The kidneys play an important part in keeping our bodies balanced and healthy. Their main job is to filter water and waste out of the blood to make urine. When the kidneys become damaged, their capacity to filter

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Colorectal cancer prevention can start at any age
Colorectal cancer prevention can start at any age

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it is naturally a good time to look at the importance of colon health. Colorectal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 22 Americans will develop colorectal cancer at some point during their lifetime.

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Eating properly more important as we get older
Eating properly more important as we get older

As we age, the importance of what we put into our bodies should not be taken lightly. In fact, maintaining a healthy diet could be the difference between life and death for some seniors with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. March is National Nutrition Month® and this is a great time to

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Are you suffering from caregiver burnout?
Are you suffering from caregiver burnout?

When a loved one is ill or unable to independently care for themselves, it is natural to want to care for them. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), about 1 in 3 Americans are caregivers. It can be emotionally rewarding to give of your time to help others do what

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How seniors can avoid malnutrition
How seniors can avoid malnutrition

Following a healthy and balanced diet helps you get the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your body functioning properly and maintain energy levels. It also helps lower the risk of developing a chronic disease or helps you keep your condition in check if you already have one. Aging can bring a lot of changes

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