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Is it menopause yet?
Is it menopause yet?

The lifecycle of a women can be an amazing journey filled with many wonderful and not so wonderful milestones. As a woman nears the end of her childbearing years, one such milestone may be seen as both a curse and a blessing. Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s aging process. It is the

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Getting enough fluids an important part of healthy living
Getting enough fluids an important part of healthy living

Water is life. No one knows that better than the scientists at NASA. Indication of water on a planet means the possibility that life can even exist. Whether we’re traveling to outer space or going for a walk in the neighborhood, water is a vital necessity. Without hydration, our bodies cease to function normally. According

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Coping with incontinence
Coping with incontinence

Facing the loss of or a reduction in bladder control can be difficult for a person. They may experience embarrassment or depression for needing assistance with a deeply personal issue. Known as urinary incontinence, this condition is the accidental leaking of urine from the bladder. It is a common problem among older adults; however, it

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Don’t let hearing loss steal away your life
Don’t let hearing loss steal away your life

Whether it’s a song played at a wedding or a baby’s first cry, some of life’s most precious memories begin with a sound. Losing the ability to hear well not only affects how a person communicates and engages with the world, it may impact their ability to make new memories. According to research funded by

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Don’t let high blood pressure sneak up on you
Don’t let high blood pressure sneak up on you

Sometimes called “the silent killer,” hypertension or high blood pressure typically has no symptoms. Sometimes, a person may not find out they have the condition until it has already done significant damage to their body. The likelihood of having high blood pressure increases with age due to vascular system changes such as stiffer arteries. According

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How to communicate with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease
How to communicate with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. It is a time to reflect on the most common form of dementia and the estimated 5 million Americans it impacts. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive type of dementia that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out even the simplest tasks.

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Don’t wait until the last moment to organize your affairs
Don’t wait until the last moment to organize your affairs

When it comes to facing times of illness or crisis, much can be learned from the Boy Scouts of America. The Scout motto is “Be Prepared” and that is the appropriate spirit for organizing financial and medical affairs for yourself or a loved one. A devastating health or personal emergency can strike at any time,

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Avoid the break: How finding out about osteoporosis now can help you later
Avoid the break: How finding out about osteoporosis now can help you later

Did you know that many older people with osteoporosis don’t know they have it until they have broken a bone? However, osteoporosis is a very common condition for seniors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it affects about 1 in 4 women aged 65 and older and 1 in 20 men aged

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Acting F.A.S.T. can help save a life after a stroke
Acting F.A.S.T. can help save a life after a stroke

Stroke is one of the most life-threatening medical emergencies in the United States. Stroke is a leading killer of Americans, causing a death every 4 minutes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) A devastating condition, stroke can cause brain cells to be damaged or die within a matter of minutes. As

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Capitol Hill Healthcare joins the nation in celebrating nursing homes
Capitol Hill Healthcare joins the nation in celebrating nursing homes

Next week, Capitol Hill Healthcare will unite with organizations all over the nation in honoring National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW). The observance which runs from May 12 to 18, recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers, such as Capitol Hill, in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The theme for this

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