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Health Issues

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Elder Care in Buffalo MN: Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury

Elder Care in Buffalo MN: Each year throughout the United States nearly 3 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries. While approximately 75 percent of these injuries are mild, such as concussions, there can also be very serious TBI. Approximately 30 percent of injury-related deaths list TBI as a contributing factor.

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It’s Never Too Late for Elderly Adults to Quit Smoking

Elderly Care in St. Cloud MN: It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Elderly Care in St. Cloud MN: There are more than 4 million elderly adults in the United States that smoke. While most people know that smoking is not good for their health, they still have a difficult time quitting. Many seniors are under the false impression that they are too old to quit, or that quitting won’t make a difference in their health after so many decades of smoking.

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Supporting Your Parent as You Wait for Cancer Screening Results

Elder Care in Fairmont MN: Cancer Screening

Elder Care in Fairmont MN: People often say that the unknown is the most frightening thing that you can face. This is clearly evidenced in waiting for the results of a cancer screening. If your elderly parent is preparing to undergo a cancer screening they will face a period of time during which they are waiting for the result. This can be a nerve-wracking and emotionally challenging time for your senior, and as their family caregiver it is important that you are there for them and help them through this time.

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What You Should Know About the Flu

Senior Care in Marshall MN: Things to Know About the Flu

Senior Care in Marshall MN: Each year the fall and winter season can bring with it a danger that can strike quickly and cause devastating consequences. This is flu season, and this year the illness has been particularly severe, causing tremendous illness and even death throughout the country.

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What is COPD?

Elderly Care in Mankato MN: What is COPD?

Elderly Care in Mankato MN: If your parent was once a smoker or lived with a smoker, a concern that you might have heard their doctor discuss is COPD. Understanding what this condition is and how it impacts their health can help you to recognize the risks that your parent might face, the signs that they might be struggling with this condition, and what you can do as their family caregiver to help them manage their condition if COPD becomes a part of their life during their later years.

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Does Your Parent Need a Mammogram?

Home Care in Buffalo MN: Does Your Parent Need a Mammogram?

Home Care in Buffalo MN: Being proactive about health is one of the best things that anyone can do to protect themselves and support a healthier, more fulfilling, fuller life. If you are a family caregiver, encouraging your parent to be proactive and to take the steps that will help them to make the decisions about their health that are right for them can be one of your most valuable responsibilities.

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What Older Adults Should Know About Cholesterol Testing

Elder Care in Hutchinson MN: Cholesterol Testing

Elder Care in Hutchinson MN: If your parent hasn’t had a cholesterol test recently, it’s a good idea to talk to their doctor about whether they are due for one. High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Since there are no symptoms, a person could have high cholesterol without knowing it unless they are tested. If your parent is nervous about having a cholesterol test, it may be helpful to sit down and talk to them about what a cholesterol test entails.

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The Link Between Diabetes and Heart Disease

Senior Care in Rochester MN: Diabetes and Heart Disease

Senior Care in Rochester MN: Many people are unaware that there is a very strong link between heart disease and diabetes. The American Heart Association says that 68 percent of people with diabetes die from a heart related condition.

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