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  • Keeping older people safe in the summer heat

    Make sure you know the signs of life-threatening heat strokeBy Emily Gurnon for Next Avenue[caption id="attachment_6013" align="alignnone" width="625"] Credit: Thinkstock - Know the signs of heat stroke and how to avoid it.[/caption]If you’ve ever lived in a hot place without air conditioning, you know how miserable it can be. But getting overheated is more than just unpleasant for older people. It can be dangerous, and even deadly.That’s why it is important to be aware of the risks of hyperther...  Read More...

  • 9 ways to help your spouse with a sleep apnea machine

    A CPAP will result in better sleep for both of youBy Madeline Vann for Next Avenue[caption id="attachment_6010" align="alignnone" width="625"] Credit: Adobe Stock - Sleeping with a CPAP machine can improve how both you and your partner sleep.[/caption]If your spouse has sleep apnea, his or her CPAP machine for it could save your sleep, health, and marriage. But first you need to find effective ways to help and support your husband or wife.Whatever you do, don&r...  Read More...

  • Is it time to downsize your dog?

    A big dog can cause a fall, so the next one will be smallerBy Jane Gross for Next Avenue[caption id="attachment_6006" align="alignnone" width="625"] Credit: Courtesy of Jane Gross - Jane and her dog, Henry, a 10-year-old standard poodle.[/caption]Henry is a 10-year-old standard poodle, weighs 50 pounds, stands 2-feet-3-inches tall and has liver cancer. I am a 67-year-old woman, 5-feet-tall and tipping the scales at 85 pounds — with brittle bones, bad eyes and bursitis in my shoulder.This dog is ...  Read More...

  • 5 commonly overlooked or misdiagnosed conditions in older adults

    Certain diseases are often mistaken for others. Know the differences.By Frieda Wiley, PharmD for Next Avenue[caption id="attachment_6003" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Credit: ThinkStock Learn the signs and symptoms of five commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked conditions in people age 50 and older.[/caption]It’s no mystery that time and medical conditions may accelerate changes in our bodies as we age. Eventually, some of those changes might make it more difficult to distinguish between certain...  Read More...

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