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Making Life Easier for Seniors with Diabetes

Making Life Easier for Seniors with Diabetes

As we age, life definitely gets more complicated, especially when it comes to health. Remember those young, carefree days when your worst ailment was an occasional tummy ache from too much candy? Those days are long past for most people by the time they get to age 65. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 85% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition, and 60% have at least two chronic conditions.

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Overactive Bladder? Here’s What You Need to Know

Overactive Bladder? Here’s What You Need to Know

When you leave the house, do you leave with the nagging fear that you might have one of those sudden urges to pee? The kind of urge that means you can never be more than a few yards from a restroom and are always worried that you’ll have an accident? If so, you may be among the millions living with a condition known as overactive bladder (OAB).

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Read This Before You Eat Your Holiday Dinner

Read This Before You Eat Your Holiday Dinner

Some people think of Thanksgiving as the best meal of the year. Not only are family and friends gathered together in a spirit of friendship and gratitude, but the food itself is amazing: sweet potato casserole, buttery stuffing, rich gravy, and pies, ah, those pies!

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Taking Blood Pressure at Home: A Practical Guide

Taking Blood Pressure at Home: A Practical Guide

How’s your blood pressure? If you don’t know the answer to this question, you aren’t alone. It’s common for people to only find out their blood pressure during occasional doctor’s visits. However, blood pressure is one of the most important health metrics we have.

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Supporting a Child Living with Diabetes  

Supporting a Child Living with Diabetes  

While there are different opinions about where this quote comes from, these words of wisdom are hard to dispute. If you are the parent or caregiver to a child or adolescent with a chronic illness, including the approximately 210,000 Americans under age 20 estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, these words can be particularly meaningful.

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Easy Tips for Helping Seniors Reduce Falls

Easy Tips for Helping Seniors Reduce Falls

Susan was on her way to visit her daughter when a simple bathroom break landed her in the emergency room. She simply stepped out of the car and tripped as she stepped up onto the curb. It could have happened to anyone, but the fact is falls like this are common among older adults with as many as 1 in 4 older people taking a fall each year.

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5 Tips for Thriving with a Chronic Condition

5 Tips for Thriving with a Chronic Condition

If you are living with a chronic health condition, you may spend lots of time “doing” your disease. Maybe that means giving yourself insulin shots if you are living with diabetes or changing an ostomy pouch if you have a serious bowel problem such as Crohn’s disease. All of that busy-ness is an essential part of keeping yourself healthy.

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Bowel Leaks: Learn More, Live Better

Bowel Leaks: Learn More, Live Better

Of all the personal topics out there, fecal incontinence is one of the toughest to discuss. The condition is also known as bowel control problems, fecal incontinence, or accidental bowel leakage (ABL). By any name, living with this condition is a pain in the backside (if you’ll forgive the pun), often causing distress and embarrassment.

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Seniors and Exercise: The Perfect Pair

Seniors and Exercise: The Perfect Pair

You’ve probably heard this before: Exercise is the secret sauce that helps keep older adults healthier, happier, and more independent. However, like anything that delivers so much value, it doesn’t always come easily.

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