Which vaccines do you need as an adult?

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(NC) Did you know that some of the vaccines you received when you were young won’t protect you forever? While you may know of a handful of vaccinations that you need in adulthood, there are some that you probably didn’t know are requiring additional doses. Protect yourself “When you get vaccinated against a disease, you […]

3 meal planning tips for special diets

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(NC) Meal planning can be a daunting task. Preparing ahead is important. For individuals living with special diets. Or health conditions like diabetes. Here are three tips to help on your journey towards eating well and healthy living. 1. Food options: It is important to eat three meals per day. To keep your diet and blood […]

8 simple steps to help seniors, caregivers better manage medications

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(BPT) – Modern medicine can work wonders. The average American senior takes five or more prescription medications daily. Many of them cannot read the prescription label or understand the prescribing instructions, according to the National Council on Patient Information and Education. “Unless they reside in a senior living community or have another form of assistance, […]

Mapping the Social Networks of Seniors

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What Does It Mean? There is no doubt that humans are social beings. Although spending time with friends and family is rewarding, it also influences your health. Now, the University of Toronto is mapping out the social network of seniors. To understand better how socializing influences their health and overall quality of life. Studying the […]