4 Of The Best Heart Health Apps

By Julia Little  |  June 29, 2015

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. As people age, their hearts undergo changes that make them particularly vulnerable to cardiovascular disease, according to the National Institute on Aging. With advancements in mobile technology, there are now smartphone applications that enable seniors to monitor their heart health on a regular basis. 

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Research Shows That Anger Can Have Negative Impacts On Physical Health

By Megan Ray  |  June 22, 2015

The American Psychological Association explained that while experiencing anger is a common and healthy emotion, once people can no longer control it, these powerful feelings may start to cause problems at work and interfere with relationships. However, new medical research shows that angry outbursts may do more than just impact personal lives - it could also have toxic effects on the body.

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5 Tips For Walking At Home To Improve Your Health

By Megan Ray  |  June 17, 2015

Poor heart health is the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained that heart disease accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths each year. While exercising at the gym and working out in groups are both good ways to reduce risk of heart disease, they aren't always possible for seniors living at home or in retirement communities with physical or mental disabilities. 

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5 Ways To Stay Safe From Mosquitoes

By Julia Little  |  June 16, 2015

Mosquitos love to buzz around in the warm climates and disrupt relaxing evenings outside. They also can be dangerous, especially for seniors. Many of the pests carry a disease called West Nile Virus, which can make seniors severely ill, the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency stated.The virus comes from infected birds, which often migrate seasonally. Mosquitoes bite the birds and subsequently become infected, and they can then transfer the illness to humans. Retirement communities in areas with humid, hot weather are vulnerable to dealing with mosquitoes. Consider these tips to help you enjoy senior living and avoid pesky mosquitoes.

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Help Patients Avoid Heat Stress With These Tips

By Megan Ray  |  June 16, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Statistics Reports, from 2006 to 2010, approximately 2,000 people died due to extreme weather-related incidents. Of these deaths, exposure to excessive natural heat caused 31 percent. As the summer settles in and the temperatures begin to rise, health professionals should work to educate patients on the dangers of heat stress and how to prevent it. 

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Top 5 Benefits of Walking Groups

By Megan Ray  |  June 15, 2015

Getting a few friends together in your retirement community to go for a walk may be more beneficial than you think. One recent analysis, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found that walking groups may contribute to senior health, without any detrimental effects.

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Why Is Senior Mental Health So Important?

By Julia Little  |  June 12, 2015

The mental health of older adults often goes overlooked or untreated, and that's problematic. Many seniors deal with mental stress, depression and anxiety, worsening their overall quality of life. Luckily, there are a few actions caregivers and loved ones can take to make sure their older relatives are doing OK.

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Are You Or A Loved One Depressed?

By Megan Ray  |  June 5, 2015

Depression can affect anyone, young or old, for various reasons. It is one of the most common mental health conditions in the nation, and is especially prevalent in senior living communities. However, the illness can often go unrecognized, as there are several degrees of depression, which may be coupled by another condition. Consider these signs to tell whether you or a loved one are depressed.

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