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Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Have A High Risk of Falls & Balance Issues

Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Over 47 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Many people just lump all dementias together under the Alzheimer’s umbrella, but there are significant differences and treatment options for each individual diagnosis. However, Individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s all have many common symptoms and risk factors. Once of those risks is falling due to …

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Notice of Administration

Notice of Administration

By James W. Mallonee Many of my clients often ask why is it necessary to send out a Notice of Administration to everyone who may have an interest in an estate. The reason deals with something called due process. In two recent cases the lack of notice gave a person not named in a Will the right to file a counter …

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How Seniors Can Beat the Heat: Tips for Staying Active and Safe as Temperatures Rise

How Seniors Can Beat the Heat

By Efrem Castillo, M.D., chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. Popular pastimes such as golf, bike riding and gardening provide daily opportunities to exercise and socialize, and there’s no better time to enjoy these outdoor pursuits than the summer months. However, as temperatures rise, so do the risks of heat stress. …

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Freedom is Never Free

Among the Mural Wall, and the nineteen stainless steel statues, and the United Nations Wall of the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. is the Pool of Remembrance. This shallow Pool (thirty feet deep) is lined with black granite and is surrounded lushly by a grove of linden trees. The wall includes inscriptions of the number of men and women killed, …

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Dental Implants The Affordable Look, Feel & Function of Natural Teeth!

Dental Implants The Affordable Look, Feel & Function of Natural Teeth!

Are you one of the millions of Americans who are missing one or more teeth due to trauma, decay, or gum disease? Missing teeth can change a person’s looks, speech, ability to eat, and posture of the neck and body. Snoring, neck and back pain, and severe headaches or migraines may result from missing teeth. When multiple teeth are missing and …

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Are You Overweight? If you Have Ankle or Leg Swelling, you Must Seek Medical Attention!

Are You Overweight

By Federico M. Richter, MD Obesity is a major concern for many health-related issues. According to the CDC, more than one-third of the U.S. adult population is obese. And this overweight nation is at serious risk for developing chronic illnesses and disorders. Obesity can lead to type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Calculating Obesity Although some …

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Fighting Inflammation with Your Diet – Restore Medical Partners 

Fighting Inflammation with Your Diet - Restore Medical Partners 

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations Studies have shown that patients who follow a strict vegan or Mediterranean diet experience improvements in pain symptoms. Regular exercise, controlling stress levels, and eating healthy foods all work in unison to reduce inflammation, a primary cause of chronic pain. Inflammation is the body’s immune response to toxins and injuries; a biochemical coagulation reaction …

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Coming Home

Coming Home

By Matthew Solomon For Carolyn Kaplan, Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life has always been a perfect choice to call home. Here she could be around people with shared interests, beliefs, and who have become incredible friends and neighbors while living independently at Kobernick at Aviva. As she quickly became involved in everything Aviva had to offer she felt …

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Being overweight can cause serious long-term health issues, but the statistics of childhood obesity are staggering. More than 100 million children worldwide are considered obese, and in the United States, 1 out of 3 children are diagnosed as clinically overweight. Over the past few years, there has been nearly a 20% increase in the obesity rate of children and teens. This …

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Understanding Different Health Care Options: Know where to go before an emergency happens and the differences in cost

Understanding Different Health Care Options

By Dr. Christine Laramée, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare North/Central Florida Do you know all of your options when you need medical care? Your primary care doctor should always be first on your list, as they have easy access to your medical history and know the bigger picture when it comes to you and your family’s health. However, we all encounter emergency …

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