Renee Smith

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28 09, 2018

October is Healthy Lung Month

By | 2018-10-29T17:43:19+00:00 September 28th, 2018|

October is Healthy Lung Month, a good time to pay attention to those symptoms that could be the first signs of lung disease, including COPD, asthma, emphysema and lung cancer. Knowing the early warning signs can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If you experience any of the [...]

28 09, 2018

Living With Alzheimer’s

By | 2018-10-29T17:43:12+00:00 September 28th, 2018|

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to show some difficulty recalling words. [...]

30 08, 2018

Pain Awareness For Seniors

By | 2018-08-30T17:00:52+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

With September being Pain Awareness Month, now is a good time to discuss a problem that affects an estimated 100 million Americans – more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease, and is sometimes the disease itself. Some conditions may have pain and associated [...]

31 07, 2018

Managing Asthma During Summer

By | 2018-07-31T15:49:26+00:00 July 31st, 2018|

Asthma affects an estimated one in 12 Americans. It is a chronic lung disease where the airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus making it tough to breath. Other common symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. While asthma has no cure, it can be effectively managed. Working closely with an asthma specialist [...]

26 06, 2018

How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

By | 2018-06-26T13:56:42+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

The rate of fatalities involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. One of the most difficult situations we face is dealing with a Senior or Elderly person we care for that must give up driving. [...]

29 05, 2018

Be Aware of High Blood Pressure Medication and the Heat

By | 2018-05-29T11:25:56+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

High blood pressure has become an all-too-common problem in America, affecting as many as one in three adults. This is a condition that should not be ignored, as it can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney damage. At one time, high blood pressure, or hypertension, was relatively rare. That’s not [...]

30 04, 2018

15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

By | 2018-04-30T18:05:23+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

What is widely viewed as the best and most viable delivery of health care in America? Infirmed and elderly individuals have been found to prefer home care by 90 percent over comparable institutional care.What are some of the reasons for home care? This article counts the ways: 1. Home care is delivered, as you would [...]

30 03, 2018

Stroke and the Elderly

By | 2018-03-30T11:59:58+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

What are the warning signs? Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. One of every 18 deaths can be attributed to stroke, while many more lose their mobility, memory,speech or sight. With the actual number of stroke deaths having declined 13.5 percent over the last decade, the question of how to [...]

31 01, 2018

Keep Your Heart Healthy

By | 2018-02-28T12:23:06+00:00 January 31st, 2018|

Now is a good time to become educated on ways to prevent heart disease. While great strides have been made over the years, the bad news is that heart disease remains the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. [...]

3 01, 2018

Tips To Protect Yourself From Glaucoma

By | 2018-01-03T11:22:38+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

There are more than three million people in the United States with glaucoma. The eye disease, the number two cause for blindness in this country, is known as “the sneak thief of sight,” as there are virtually no symptoms. Once vision is lost, the loss is permanent. Although glaucoma primarily affects the middle-aged and elderly, it [...]