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Dementia Care Dos & Don’ts: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems

This article was originally posted on Mid-to-late stage dementia often presents a variety of challenging behavioral problems. This discussion of common symptoms may help prepare you to

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High Blood Pressure and Cold Medicine Don’t Mix

Some over-the-counter flu remedies can elevate pressure, interfere with meds. This article was originally posted on AARP As cold and flu season rages on, health experts are warning people with high blood

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‘It never occurred to me I was having a heart attack.’ Women often overlook key symptoms

This article was originally posted on Yahoo News. Beatriz Martinez didn’t pay much attention to that first chest pang. After all, she worked out regularly, kept her weight in check and tried

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Antibiotics May Be Hurting Your Memory

This article was Posted by Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz Antibiotics may be hurting your memory ability. You go to the doctor for a cold and the doc gives you an antibiotic to take even though your cold was caused

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Using Electricity To Stop Pain

This article was Posted by Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz With the opioid epidemic killing hundreds of thousands of people, we need some alternative options for pain management. I want to talk about 3 that I’ve

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Common Misunderstandings Shared by Families in Crisis

This article was shared by Dianne Savastano, BSN, MBA | President, Healthassist It happened again last week. I received a call from a distraught daughter, Jean, whose mom had suffered a stroke

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Why we need to take borderline diabetes seriously

This article was written by Dr Eno from Women Living With Diabetes. When it comes to awareness around type 2 diabetes, there is one fact that leaves me feeling somewhat discouraged. And that is the realization

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Tips for Managing Medications at Home

This article was originally shared on Aging Care. When patients, caregivers, doctors and pharmacists work as a cohesive care team, medication-related problems can be avoided, resulting in better health

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Good oral health may help protect against Alzheimer’s

Gingivitis (gum disease) has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, but a recent study says that the bacteria that cause gingivitis also may be connected to Alzheimer’s disease. The study

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Protecting against cognitive decline

This article was posted on Harvard Health Publishing While there’s currently no treatment that can prevent or cure dementia, researchers have identified some factors that may help protect you from

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