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Jan
19

Pneumococcal Disease & What You Should Know

Now that is it mid-January, we are deep in the trenches of the cold winter season, and with it the height of cold and flu season. Scientists now know that our immune systems are weaker when the weather is cold outside. For persons with chronic medical conditions, receiving the proper vaccinations is especially important to help maintain optimal hea...
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Jan
12

Worry-Free Winters at Evergreen Senior Living

The cold winter months bring to light lots of homeowner situations that can be unpleasant for anyone. Shoveling snow and spreading salt on icy sidewalks can be dangerous activities, especially for older adults who may not have the endurance or balance to safely perform these tasks. The cold weather can bring frozen pipes, problems with heating syst...
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Jan
05

Indoor Winter Allergies

Many of us associate allergies with the changing of the seasons – the cold-like symptoms that accompany the unfurling of spring blossoms and the descent of vegetation in the fall. People who suffer the most during these times of the year are likely allergic to pollen (more than 25 million Americans are!) and experience the sneezing and runny noses ...
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Dec
21

How to Enjoy Holiday Feasts & Treats without Overeating

We all love to indulge in our favorite culinary treats, and the holidays give us an excuse to do so sometimes a little too much. Many people gift baked goods to friends, neighbors, grandparents and co-workers as a way to share the holiday cheer. In addition to receiving an avalanche of cookies, fudge and homemade peanut brittle, there are also holi...
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Dec
08

Cataracts and the Senior Population

Cataracts are a common condition in the older population, but did you know that cataracts are a regular cause of vision loss for 22 million people as young as 40? As the population in the United States continues to age, it is estimated that over 30 million Americans will have cataracts in just a few short years. By the age of 75, most Americans wil...
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