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The Elderly Are Hit Harder By Natural Disasters

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Extreme events brought upon by climate change affects everyone, but not equally. The elderly are especially vulnerable to natural disaster. In the state of Louisiana, of those who died during Hurricane Katrina, 71% were older than 60. Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, the New York Times reported that almost half who died as a results Read more…

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5 Facts about Senior Health

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Worldwide there are currently 483 million seniors over 65 years of age and their numbers will reach 974 million by 2030. By 2025, roughly 18% of the world population will be comprised of seniors. Every day the number of web surfers 50 years of age and over is growing. The estimate of web users over Read more…

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is an inherited neuromuscular disease and a leading cause of death among children under the age of two; and one in forty Americans carry the gene that causes SMA SMA causes degeneration in voluntary muscle movement, and symptoms included muscle weakness, poor muscle tone, weak cry, weak cough, limpness, difficulty sucking Read more…

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Flu + You

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Each year in the United States, more than nine out of 10 flu-related deaths and more than six out of 10 flu-related hospital stays occur in people aged 65 and older. Older adults are more vulnerable to influenza (commonly called “flu”), a serious infectious disease that can lead to hospitalization, pneumonia, and even death. Influenza Read more…

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Fall Prevention

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Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is. They’re not. Most falls can be prevented – and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall. Every Read more…

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A Safe Simple Eye Test May Help Save Lives By Preventing Stroke

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Research published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology validates a new test to catch patients at risk San Francisco – A simple eye test may someday offer an effective way to identify patients who are at high risk for stroke, say researchers at the University of Zurich. They showed that a test Read more…

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August is a Month-Long Observance Of

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Cataract Awareness Month, Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month, Immunization Awareness Month, Neurosurgery Outreach Month, Psoriasis Awareness Month, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month. Other Health Observances: 1-7 Breastfeeding Week (World) 5 Kids Day 12-18 Health Center Week 23 Health Unit Coordinator Day

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