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man with dementia

Dementia is a world health crisis that threatens to overwhelm our healthcare infrastructure. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 50 million people worldwide have some form of the disease. Absent a treatment breakthrough, experts predict those numbers will explode in the coming years. Thanks to a rapidly aging global population. By some estimates, there […]

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A woman discussing thyroid health with her doctor

Our thyroids play a critical role in our body’s overall health. The gland produces a hormone that controls how we use energy — a system commonly called the metabolism. When the thyroid malfunctions by producing either too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) hormone, it causes problems throughout the body. Left untreated, both conditions can […]

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Senior women being examined for glaucoma

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to highlight a disease commonly called “the sneak thief of sight.” Glaucoma has earned this intimidating moniker for a good reason because most people who have the disease don’t realize it. Even worse, once the disease begins damaging your eyesight, it can never be recovered. […]

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A senior standing on a scale as they work to maintain a healthy weight.

Lots of people avoid stepping on the bathroom scale every morning because they’re afraid of what they’ll see. So instead, they ignore the scale altogether and slowly and steadily gain weight. By some estimates, 160 million Americans are overweight or obese. That’s nearly three-quarters of men and 60% of women. The numbers don’t improve much for […]

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2020 Caregiver resolutions

The new year has nearly arrived, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start. It’s believed that that the Babylonians first made New Year’s resolutions some 4,000 years ago. So, the idea of making yourself anew each time the calendar resets has been around for centuries. These resolutions offer us the opportunity to […]

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Stressful holidays between a mother and her adult daughter

As another holiday season kicks into high gear, we should remind ourselves that amid the revelry and cheer, some people are suffering. Family caregivers and the loved ones they look after, often struggle during this time of year. Sometimes it’s due to burnout. Other times suffering comes from sadness over what’s been lost. Regardless of […]

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Senior receiving her influenza vaccination from a healthcare provider

December 1-7th is National Influenza Vaccination Week – a time set aside by the CDC to highlight the importance of being vaccinated against the flu. In typical years, flu season runs between October and March. While the CDC recommends that people get vaccinated before flu season begins, National Influenza Vaccination Week reminds us that it’s never […]

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diabetes

Every November, healthcare professionals take part in American Diabetes Month, to raise awareness for a disease affecting millions of people across the country. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2015, more than 30 million Americans had some form of the disease. Another 84.1 million Americans had prediabetes — signaling higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, which is an early warning […]

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Dementia patient holding hands with younger women as they discuss her risk.

For years, physicians and researchers have warned against the growing threat of dementia. Currently, some 50 million people around the globe live with the disease, and the numbers show no sign of slowing. By 2050, the World Health Organization estimates that the total number of dementia cases could grow as high as 150 million. Ordinary Americans are hearing these reports […]

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alzheimer's disease awareness month

In 1983, President Ronald Regan declared November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. At the time of Regan’s announcement, fewer than 3 million Americans had the disease. Today, 36 years later, the number of Americans who have Alzheimer’s has more than doubled to 5.8 million. If this trend continues, experts predict the number of Americans […]

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