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Psoriasis: Dealing with the skin that you’re in
Psoriasis: Dealing with the skin that you’re in

Millions of Americans struggle with living in their own skin due to psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, this chronic autoimmune skin disease affects more than 8 million people in the nation. It is caused when the top layer of the skin grows faster than the body can shed it. In a process of

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What seniors need to know about dental healthcare
What seniors need to know about dental healthcare

Getting older does not mean you outgrow maintaining healthy habits. This is especially true when it comes to the topic of dental health. As people age, proper oral hygiene and regular dental care can not only save your smile, but improve the quality of your life.  According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), 25

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It’s never too late to vaccinate
It’s never too late to vaccinate

Keeping an eye on vaccination is not just for the young, older people need to be immunized too. Vaccines are important for older adults, especially those living in a healthcare setting. As we age, the immune system grows weaker and fighting off infections can become more difficult and could lead to serious complications. If you

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What you need to know about your aging eyes and cataract
What you need to know about your aging eyes and cataract

Some changes to our vision are normal as we get older; however, vision loss and blindness are not part of aging. The most common natural aging eye problems include difficulty seeing objects clearly, trouble distinguishing colors or shapes and the need for more light to see. Glasses, corrective lenses or improved lighting usually remedy these

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Recreation therapy: The art and science of fun
Recreation therapy: The art and science of fun

Nineteenth century author Edward Bellamy once said, “If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.” His assessment is no less true for our own time. Recreational activities are a vital part of living a full life and that does not change once a person enters long-term care. In fact, recreation

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Is “male menopause” real?
Is “male menopause” real?

The concept of women experiencing a natural “change of life” as they age is a familiar one. However, could it be that men also experience their own “male menopause” as they get older? Well, yes and no. Men do experience a decline in their testosterone levels as they age, typically about 1 to 2 percent

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Is it menopause yet?
Is it menopause yet?

The lifecycle of a women can be an amazing journey filled with many wonderful and not so wonderful milestones. As a woman nears the end of her childbearing years, one such milestone may be seen as both a curse and a blessing. Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s aging process. It is the

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Getting enough fluids an important part of healthy living
Getting enough fluids an important part of healthy living

Water is life. No one knows that better than the scientists at NASA. Indication of water on a planet means the possibility that life can even exist. Whether we’re traveling to outer space or going for a walk in the neighborhood, water is a vital necessity. Without hydration, our bodies cease to function normally. According

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Coping with incontinence
Coping with incontinence

Facing the loss of or a reduction in bladder control can be difficult for a person. They may experience embarrassment or depression for needing assistance with a deeply personal issue. Known as urinary incontinence, this condition is the accidental leaking of urine from the bladder. It is a common problem among older adults; however, it

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Don’t let hearing loss steal away your life
Don’t let hearing loss steal away your life

Whether it’s a song played at a wedding or a baby’s first cry, some of life’s most precious memories begin with a sound. Losing the ability to hear well not only affects how a person communicates and engages with the world, it may impact their ability to make new memories. According to research funded by

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