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Why Do Strokes Happen And How Do You Prevent Them?

Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Do Strokes Happen And How Do You Prevent Them?

Strokes are not exactly uncommon among adults. In fact, approximately 800,000 Americans have a stroke every year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A stroke can lead to severe side effects, including vision loss, paralysis, memory loss and speech problems. The idea of suffering a stroke is scary, so it is important to determine if you are at risk or not. Here are some of the most common risk factors for strokes: Smoking Smoking tobacco can increase your risk of developing several health conditions, including strokes....

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Just Forgetful Or Something More? When To Worry About Your Elderly Parent

Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Just Forgetful Or Something More? When To Worry About Your Elderly Parent

Forgetfulness is something that everyone experiences on an occasional basis, but watching an elderly parent struggle with this behavior can be worrisome for their children, especially if they have assumed the role of caretaker. While research has helped to provide additional information about dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive function conditions that primarily target people in their later years, there is still much that is not known about these conditions and no cure has yet been found. If you have become the primary caretaker...

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Understanding Early Signs Of Parkinson’s And The Importance Of Timely Diagnosis

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding Early Signs Of Parkinson’s And The Importance Of Timely Diagnosis

Parkinson’s disease has been receiving more media and medical coverage in recent years, particularly because of celebrity diagnoses raising awareness. Unfortunately, that attention has not translated well into a widespread understanding of the early signs of the disease. Although most people understand that Parkinson’s disease causes tremors, there are many subtle signs that appear early in the onset of the condition. The more you can understand about the early signs, the sooner you can seek supportive care or an assisted living...

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