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Thursday Trivia – Maintaining a healthy heart

According to HealthFinder.gov, a government Web site full of information and tools to help Americans stay healthy, individuals should have their blood pressure checked on a regular basis. Question: So how often should I have my blood pressure checked? Answer: Especially for those over the age of...

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Chicago’s MOPD asks, “Can you hear us now?”

With the goal of keeping Illinois residents connected, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities has made free amplified phone, teletypewriters (TTYs) and CapTel devices available to qualified individuals through the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation. With no age or income restrictions, we here at...

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Avoiding preventable hospital readmissions

According to data provided by Medicare, nearly one in five patients who leave the hospital are readmitted within the next month. Additionally, it was revealed that 75 percent of readmissions are preventable. To try and avoid preventable readmissions, Medicare produced a checklist that patients...

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Elderly Americans considered winners in fiscal cliff deal

In the 11th hour, Republicans and Democrats found common ground, keeping the U.S. economy from tumbling over the fiscal cliff. That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone is happy about the outcome. Many consider the deal a losing battle, although, according to the Huffington Post,...

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Understanding the role of elder mediators

“As society ages, it’s become more common for adult children to provide assistance to their elderly parents,” explained the editor of a Chicago Tribune article. “But making sure that everyone, including the parent, agrees on a care plan can often be a challenge. A...

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How to ease sibling tension when dealing with aging parents

In the following video titled, “What To Do When You Fight With Your Siblings Over Your Aging Parents,” Dr. Mikol Davis from AgingParents.com provides professional legal and health care information to families in need. In addition to discussing the potential for conflict between siblings...

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21 classic movies to watch in 2013

As winter begins to settle in, there’s nothing better than curling up with an afghan and a movie on the living room couch. Because let’s face it, with a now-permanent blanket of snow on the ground and temperatures sticking below 32, no one wants...

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Get assistance from Freedom Home Care before and after a colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer, which includes cancer of both the colon and rectum, is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States. By undergoing an endoscopic examination of the bowels, individuals can receive a diagnosis for the potential of colon cancer or...

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