How to Help a Senior Safely Manage Allergy Season

This article was shared on AgingCare.com Unfortunately, some of the nicest weather and foliage during the year are accompanied by an onslaught of allergens. As pollen fills the air, people afflicted by seasonal allergies begin to groan. The 2018 National Health Interview Survey found that 19.2 million Americans over age 18 had been diagnosed with… Continue reading How to Help a Senior Safely Manage Allergy Season

High Blood Pressure and Cold Medicine Don’t Mix

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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 pressure to think twice before popping or pouring over-the-counter medications to relieve their symptoms. Decongestants, a common ingredient in cold and flu drugs,… Continue reading High Blood Pressure and Cold Medicine Don’t Mix

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 that healthcare providers are not doing a very good job about educating the public about borderline diabetes. I can’t… Continue reading Why we need to take borderline diabetes seriously

Good oral health may help protect against Alzheimer

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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 was published Jan. 23, 2019, in Science Advances. Scientists have previously found that this species of bacteria, called Porphyromonas gingivalis, can move… Continue reading Good oral health may help protect against Alzheimer

Hydration Tips for Seniors

For many, the long-awaited summer months bring to mind family picnics, cool drinks on the porch, and lazy afternoons at the beach. But, as temperatures soar, warm weather activities can increase the risk for another staple of summer: dehydration. Not getting enough fluids, especially when it is hot outside, can pose serious health problems for… Continue reading Hydration Tips for Seniors