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Do Medications Impair Senior Drivers?

January 3, 2017

Do Medications Impair Senior Drivers?

Seniors account for 34 percent of all prescription medication use and 30 percent of over-the-counter medication use in the U.S. Many older adults take more than one medication on a daily basis. It makes them more susceptible to various forms of mismanagement. This is especially concerning when it comes to seniors and driving.

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Avoiding Weight Gain This Holiday Season

November 17, 2016

Avoiding Weight Gain This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, we are all at risk of eating one too many slices of pumpkin pie and causing our pants to fit a little more snugly around the waist. It can be difficult to resist overindulging at holiday parties and family dinners when that last scoop of mashed potatoes or that yummy-looking chocolate chip cookie is right in front of you.

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5 Holiday Flu Prevention Steps for Caregivers

November 3, 2016

5 Holiday Flu Prevention Steps for Caregivers

The frantic pace of the holiday season may leave Indiana caregivers feeling a little more tired and run down than usual. It can set the stage for the flu to make an appearance. A weaker immune system puts you at higher risk for being bitten by the bug.

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Maintaining Bone Strength as You Age

October 20, 2016

Maintaining Bone Strength as You Age

In recent years, you may have noticed commercials on television that talk about osteoporosis and how to prevent it from occurring as you age. Using celebrities to call attention to this nationwide problem has helped to educate the millions of Americans who already live with the disease or are at risk of developing it.

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Flu Shot 101: What Seniors Should Know

October 4, 2016

Flu Shot 101: What Seniors Should Know

The influenza virus, more commonly known as the flu, is responsible for seasonal illnesses in people of all ages every year. During flu season, taking necessary steps to stay healthy can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.

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Can a Move to Assisted Living Help Reduce ER Visits?

September 8, 2016

Can a Move to Assisted Living Help Reduce ER Visits?

Even though most people hope to remain at home as they age, there may be significant risks in doing so. In addition to accidents, which can happen anytime, anywhere, there are age-related health concerns that end up sending millions of seniors to the emergency room every year.

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