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What seniors should know about shingles
What seniors should know about shingles

Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, as people age that risk increases. The danger is even more likely for older people who suffer from weakened immune systems, have certain cancers or take medications

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Small changes can protect your kidney health
Small changes can protect your kidney health

March is National Kidney Month. Capitol Hill Healthcare encourages you to learn more about protecting your kidneys. The kidneys play an important part in keeping our bodies balanced and healthy. Their main job is to filter water and waste out of the blood to make urine. When the kidneys become damaged, their capacity to filter

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Colorectal cancer prevention can start at any age
Colorectal cancer prevention can start at any age

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it is naturally a good time to look at the importance of colon health. Colorectal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 22 Americans will develop colorectal cancer at some point during their lifetime.

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Eating properly more important as we get older
Eating properly more important as we get older

As we age, the importance of what we put into our bodies should not be taken lightly. In fact, maintaining a healthy diet could be the difference between life and death for some seniors with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. March is National Nutrition Month® and this is a great time to

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Are you suffering from caregiver burnout?
Are you suffering from caregiver burnout?

When a loved one is ill or unable to independently care for themselves, it is natural to want to care for them. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), about 1 in 3 Americans are caregivers. It can be emotionally rewarding to give of your time to help others do what

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How seniors can avoid malnutrition
How seniors can avoid malnutrition

Following a healthy and balanced diet helps you get the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your body functioning properly and maintain energy levels. It also helps lower the risk of developing a chronic disease or helps you keep your condition in check if you already have one. Aging can bring a lot of changes

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Join us in being “heart smart” for February
Join us in being “heart smart” for February

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is also a major cause of disability, limiting the activity and eroding the quality of life for millions of people. People age 65 and older are much more likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes and to

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Wear red and take a stand for women’s heart health
Wear red and take a stand for women’s heart health

Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women? According to the American Heart Association cardiovascular disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. Despite the dire predictions, many of these deaths are preventable with education and lifestyle changes. That’s why for the last 17 years, the American Heart Association

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Five benefits of pet therapy for older people
Five benefits of pet therapy for older people

There are an estimated 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats owned in the United States, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). America is a nation of pet lovers and that love does not stop when a person enters long-term care. Aside from being cute and cuddly companions,

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What seniors need to know about thyroid health
What seniors need to know about thyroid health

Of the estimated 20 million Americans that have some of form of thyroid disease, more than half of them don’t know they have it or have been misdiagnosed. According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. However, for older people,

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