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Avoiding Skin Breakdown

Avoiding Skin Breakdown

You are at greatest risk for skin breakdown if you move very little or you are in bed or in a chair for a long time, especially if you also have been losing weight. You are prone to have skin breakdown wherever the weight of your body presses into the bed or chair. It...
Ten Hurricane Tips

Ten Hurricane Tips

Batten down the hatches! A hurricane’s a comin’! What does that mean exactly? What are the necessary steps that should be taken for hurricane preparedness? Most things are usually on hand but should be stocked up and easily accessible. If it turns out the...
Stroke Information in Simple Terms

Stroke Information in Simple Terms

The brain is an extremely complex organ that controls various body functions. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can’t reach the region that controls a particular body function, that part of the body won’t work as it should. If the stroke occurs toward the...
Sleep Disorder

Sleep Disorder

NOTE: This information is meant to complement the advice of your health care providers, not to replace it. Talk with your doctor if you have any health care concerns. Lots of people particularly adults are battling sleep problems and insomnia on a regular basis....
Oxygen at Home

Oxygen at Home

Many people use oxygen at home for medical reasons such as treating chronic lung disease. Care must be taken when oxygen is used in the home to prevent fires. Oxygen causes flammable materials to ignite more easily and burn rapidly. Fires with oxygen present can...
Know Your Medications

Know Your Medications

A surprising number of people have little idea about their medications. Yes, they may know that the doctor ordered something for their stomach, or they can tell you that they’re supposed to take the red pill in the morning and the white one at night, but may not...
Health Focus – Holiday Health Tips

Health Focus – Holiday Health Tips

As we approach yet another holiday season we look forward to visiting family, giving/receiving gifts, and most importantly – FOOD! While it is rare that families are serving healthy options for Thanksgiving or the other holidays celebrated in the States, it falls on...
6 Ideas for Making Shopping Together Easier

6 Ideas for Making Shopping Together Easier

It’s a common family caregiver dilemma: You have to run errands, but they can be taxing when done with your loved one, who may want or need to come along. Consider shaping your shopping in these ways to lower everybody’s stress: 1. Alternate whose week it...
High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Good Reasons to Exercise A great way to lower your blood pressure and combat the corrosive effects of plaque buildup is to exercise. Studies have shown that sedentary lifestyles tend to elevate blood pressure, while regular exercise can reduce it. According to...