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What is Hypothermia?

What is Hypothermia?

If you are like most people, you feel cold every now and then during the winter. What you may not know is that being really cold can make you very sick. Older adults can lose body heat fast-faster than when they were young. A big chill can turn into a dangerous...

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Breast Cancer: Know the Risk Factors

Breast Cancer: Know the Risk Factors

Breast cancer is just as common in women over the age of 65; in fact, a woman’s chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer drastically increases with age. According to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a woman in her thirties has a 1 in 233 chance of being...

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Making Care Work with Multiple Health Concerns

Making Care Work with Multiple Health Concerns

As we age, maintaining optimal health and managing chronic illness becomes more and more of a challenge, especially since there is rarely just one health concern to address. In fact, more than 50% of American seniors over the age of 65 are dealing with three or more...

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Would you recognize the symptoms of heat stroke?

Would you recognize the symptoms of heat stroke?

Even with fall just around the corner, heat-related illnesses still pose a serious risk. Although heat stroke (also known as sunstroke) may feel like a fever, the two are very different. A fever is a response from the body, heat stroke however is caused by external...

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