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February 2020 | Generations Home Care
Cancer patient treated by a doctor and a nurse.
Earlier this year, an analysis by the American Cancer Society revealed that between 2016 and 2017 — the latest study year — the cancer death rate dropped by 2.2%. That’s the largest single-year drop ever. The decline in deaths is thanks in large part to declining lung cancer mortality, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths […]
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age-related macular degeneration
Vision loss is a common ailment among older people. By some estimates, one in three Americans over 65 deals with a vision-reducing eye disease. For seniors, the most common types of eye diseases are glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Among these diseases, AMD is the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people […]
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American Heart Month
Every year, some 647,000 people in the United States die from heart disease — that’s one out of every four deaths. Those numbers make heart disease the leading killer of most Americans, and it’s been that way for decades. Back in 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced February 1964 as the first American Heart Month. Now, nearly […]
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