Category Archives for Aging

Care for the Elderly Begins at Home

Some responsibilities in life have a way of sneaking up on you.  You learn to boil water and over time you become the traditional Thanksgiving turkey chef.  You learn to sort the colors and over time you become the queen…

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Avoiding Elder Abuse in Healthcare Facilities

Last week, New York’s own Senator Charles Schumer made news by drawing attention to the prevalence of elder abuse that goes unreported.  Spurred by the story of an elderly bus monitor in Rochester who was bullied by a group of…

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Your “Off Day” May be the Day to Get to the ER

What can you do to detect a heart attack early on and prevent fatal results? Too Many symptoms of a heart attack go unrecognized or are often overlooked by the patient as an ‘off’ day. Innocuous looking symptoms include, indigestion,…

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Five More Years if You’re a Smiler at Heart

It may just be your smile that adds another five years to your heart, so says to the new heart-health book, Heart 411. The book, published by two Cleveland Clinic doctors; Mark Gillinov and Steven Nissen, relates a study done…

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Stop Treating The MRI

The baby boomers have entered the orthopedic surgery stage, bringing the overall statistics of orthopedic surgery in America to a new level! In 2009 Americans ages 45 to 64 had approximately 116,000 hip replacements, and 97,000 knee replacements between 2004…

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Hire a Manager for your Depression!

Is your holiday season this year going to be merry? According to an article published by The Wall Street Journal the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, “close to 8% of people 50 and older are report current…

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Old Age or B12?

A mind blowing discovery recently printed in the New York Times by Jane E. Brody, indicates that a B12 deficiency can show similar symptoms to someone with Alzheimer’s. She shares an evocative story of Mrs. Katz, who was diagnosed with…

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Hurray for this FDA Reversal..A Positive Note in Beating Melanoma

Doctors have had few tools in their fight to tackle melanoma, so here’s a toast to Mela Sciences, and its chief executive, Joseph Gulfo for pursuing a seven-year battle with the FDA. Undaunted by last year’s rejection of the MelaFind,…

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Surprise: President’s Long Term Care Program May not Happen?

Ok. Hands up if you thought Obama’s Class Act- which was designed to help Americans cover the cost of aid for daily living needs such as bathing and using the toilet should they become too old or sick to care…

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A Look at the HCANJ Assisted Living Conference

Last week, I was at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ for the HCANJ 13th Annual State Assisted Living Conference. It was enormously gratifying to see how many people knew about and its expanding role…

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