Posts Tagged ‘ Health and Fitness ’

Stay healthy this winter with a flu shot

Nov 23rd, 2011 | By
Stay healthy this winter with a flu shot

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people get their seasonal flu vaccine as soon as vaccine becomes available, as it is now in our community. Vaccination before the end of December is best because this timing ensures that protective antibodies are in place before flu activity is typically at its highest.  Flu
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A clear vision of age-related macular degeneration

Oct 26th, 2011 | By

Blurry vision and blind spots may be more than just signs of aging-they can be indicators of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This complex disease affects more than 10 million Americans and is the leading cause of blindness for people over 50. Promising research is advancing new treatments and teaching us more about the disease, but
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Learning skills to care for a family member with dementia

Aug 24th, 2011 | By

“I had no idea how caregiving truly requires 24/7!  The addition of caregiving adds a whole new dimension to anything I do,” says Edie Pelham. She’s caring for her sister who has dementia. Prior to contacting the Family Caregiver Support Program, Edie was either worrying about her sister or bringing her along to work each
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New Web Resource for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By

Alzheimer’s caregivers have special challenges, interests, and needs.  Among them is connecting with others in similar straits to get the latest information from experts and those in the trenches. That’s why the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America recently launched Care Crossroads (www.carecrossroads.org), an interactive caregiver community Web site.  Besides videos and resources, it lets users connect
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