Healthcare Information

How Losing Pounds Perpetuates Better Sleep

If you’ve already seen your 60th birthday come and go, you’ve probably noticed it’s a little tougher to maintain your weight. Thanks to shifting hormones and other physical changes, it becomes difficult to lose excess fat as we age. However, there is a laundry list of reasons that whittling down your waistline is good for…

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How to Prepare for an Elderly Loved One Coming to Live With You

An aging adult can choose to age in place in their own home, move to assisted living, or transition to a retirement community. However due to health issues, financial concerns, and other reasons, some seniors move into their adult child’s home instead. According to Pew Research, 64 million people (20 percent of the population) lived…

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How to Choose Between Assisted and Independent Living Options

When it comes to potential living situations, older adults can have a number of options to choose from. Among them are assisted living facilities and independent living communities. To choose between them, you will need to know what each one has to offer. What’s Assisted Living? According to the National Center for Assisted Living, seniors…

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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Common-Sense Health Tips and Resources for Seniors

If, like most of the senior population in the United States, your aim is to live independently at home and stay active, there are certain things you need to do. These tips are not surprises — in fact, they’re habits you’ve probably heard about all your life. If you’re an older adult who’s always taken…

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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October is Physical Therapy Month!

During this month, we celebrate and honor the Physical Therapists who are involved in enriching and healing the lives of their patients (be they at home, or recovering in a rehab facility) and the patients themselves who are motivated to get stronger and healthier!

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Simple Rules To Make Well-Being A Normal Way Of Life

This article has been written exclusively for our Allpoint Readers by our guest writer, Melisa Marzett. It is commonly believed that a healthy lifestyle requires a lot of time and effort. However, following some simple rules can make your well-being a normal way of life. Eat oranges for a natural mood boost. Studies have shown…

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