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Post-Acute Care’s Role in Creating Better Health Outcomes

Hospital stays are becoming shorter and shorter and many people are being discharged “sicker and quicker.” A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that shorter stays in the hospital are linked to earlier hospital readmissions. One solution to this issue that is gaining popularity is post-acute care, provided in […]
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Immunizations Aren’t Just for Kids

Did you get your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that adults receive their seasonal flu vaccine by the end of October. Some people think that immunizations are just for children, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Vaccines protect us from harmful diseases throughout life—and older […]
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Are You Binge-Watching Your Way to Insomnia?

We know that spending hour after hour of couch potato time watching TV is bad for our health. Prolonged sitting raises the risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke and even dementia. Whether you’re watching on a big-screen TV or your tablet computer, you need to take a break now and again and walk […]
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Does Your Attitude Need a Makeover?

Experts tell us that our attitude about life—and about our own aging—makes a big difference in our health and well-being. Several studies have shown that seniors who are basically optimistic are more resilient when it comes to warding off the common ailments of old age, such as heart disease, dementia and even the flu. Numerous […]
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