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Seniors
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016
There is an emergency technique called Hands-Only CPR. This is cardiopulmonary resuscitation without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It consists of two easy steps: Call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest. That means 100/minute uninterrupted compressions until paramedics arrive.
Seniors
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
Don't drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes to help you sleep. Even small amounts of alcohol can make it harder to stay asleep. Smoking is dangerous for many reasons, including the hazard of falling asleep with a lit cigarette. Also, the nicotine in cigarettes is a stimulant.
Seniors
Monday, Aug. 1, 2016
The World Health Organization reports that about 121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. WHO estimates that depression will become the first cause of disease burden worldwide by the year 2020. Disease burden is defined as years patients must live with a disability.
Seniors
Monday, July 18, 2016
As we age, our sense of taste may change, but this loss of zing in some foods might be caused by medicines you’re taking. Drugs can change your sense of taste, and some can also make you feel less hungry.
Seniors
Monday, June 20, 2016
Van Dam said drinking up to six cups of coffee a day is not associated with an increased risk of death from any cause. He warns that some people may want to avoid coffee or switch to decaf. These include pregnant women and those who find it difficult to control their blood pressure or blood sugar.
Seniors
Monday, March 28, 2016
[A note to older people who suffer a blow to the head: If you are taking a blood thinner such as Coumadin, get immediate attention from a healthcare provider to check for internal bleeding.
Seniors
Monday, March 14, 2016
The most common procedure used for removing cataracts is called phacoemulsification. A small incision is made in the side of the cornea (the front part of your eye), where your physician inserts a tiny instrument that uses high-frequency ultrasound to break up the center of the cloudy lens and carefully suction it out.
Seniors
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Focusing on the eyes

 Q: What exactly is a floater that you see in your eye?  A. Floaters create images in your eye that look like specks, filaments, rings, dots, cobwebs or other shapes. Floaters are the
Seniors
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
However, I already had a problem that I was correcting with prescription lenses. My ophthalmologist told me I needed bifocals, glasses with lenses that have a correction on the top section for my existing conditions and one below to help me with my presbyopia.
Seniors
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Cerebrovascular disease or stroke is a leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer strokes each year. Of these, 5 million die. You are at risk for a stroke if you have high blood pressure, smoke cigarettes or are obese.

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