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Posts by Susan Myer, RN, BSN, CCRN, CDP

Five Ways to Get Your Mom Involved in Her Community

Volunteering is more than helpful to others, it’s good for your mom’s health. According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, older adults who volunteered had lower rates of disability and mobility issues and improved mental and physical well-being. Depression is one area that studies have looked at. People who volunteer often have lower…

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What Impact Does Diabetes Have on Vision?

When your older family member was diagnosed with diabetes, their doctor may have advised them to have their eyes checked more frequently than people without diabetes need to. There’s good reason for seniors with diabetes to be more diligent about eye exams. Diabetes can have some serious affects on vision, including vision loss. Having an…

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Subdural Hematomas Can Be a Result of Falls

You may be aware that former president Jimmy Carter recently suffered a fall. In fact, he fell twice during the month of October 2019. Both falls resulted in injuries. One fall caused a fractured pelvis and the other a cut on the head that required 14 stitches. Unfortunately, the falls also caused a subdural hematoma,…

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Keep Your Elderly Parent Healthy This Winter

Chronic health issues can affect aging adults all year, but the winter season can add additional challenges in managing your aging mom or dad’s exposure to germs and injurious situations. Keeping an aging loved one healthy during the winter weather will take all your abilities and resources, but it’s worth it when your elderly parent…

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Is Fruit Good for Preventing Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer that women in America get, with the exception of skin cancer. Women have a 12 percent chance of getting breast cancer at some point in their lives. According to the American Cancer Society, 268,600 new cases of invasive cancer are expected in 2019. Because of the…

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