Your Hips Won't Lie: Prevent Joint Problems From Developing During Your Golden Years

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Sometimes hip and knee problems cannot be prevented, but many times, having bad joints when you are older is a consequence of not treating them well. If you’re approaching retirement, here’s what you need to know about staving off the hip and knee problems that often plague the elderly.  1. Keep your weight under control Weight gain often comes with advancing years as activity levels decrease while food intake stays the same (or goes up).…

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3 Signs That You Need To Go To Urgent Care

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Sometimes, your regular primary care doctor is not able to schedule you for a same-day appointment and you are worried that you cannot wait another day or more to be seen by him or her. Before you head to the emergency room, you might want to check out the following signs of problems that may be able to be easily solved in an urgent care facility, which is usually less expensive and does not require as much time as what might be spent in a backed up emergency room.…

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Helping Your Senior Loved One To Prevent Malnutrition

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Whether it’s because of poorly fitting dentures or an altered taste, malnutrition is a serious issue for the elderly. If your senior family member isn’t getting the right nutrition, it can lead to a weakened immune system, increased risk of infections, and other health problems. Here is some advice on how to help your senior loved one prevent malnutrition: Add Spices to Foods As people age, their taste buds can change and certain foods don’t taste good anymore.…

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