Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Make Friends, Live Longer

Although quitting smoking and regular exercise have long been though to be the key components needed for living a long and healthy life, in recent years there have been numerous studies involving hundreds of thousands of participants that have indicated people with social relationships, like friends, live longer than people that isolate themselves…

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Failure to Thrive in Elderly

For years the term failure to thrive has been used to describe infants that can not gain weight as well as reach certain physical and cognitive development. However, as our population ages and medical care costs go up more and more older adults are developing failure to thrive …

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

When working as a home health nurse, I received a call to go assess a 78 year old woman for dementia and safety issues. She had been found wandering outside in the middle of the night in her nightgown and slippers – it was -20 degrees below zero!

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