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What is Home Care about? Company shares their philosophy

This past Summer, Phoenix Home Care and Hospice cut the ribbon on its new Topeka location at 2945 SW Wanamaker Drive. Phoenix also has locations in Wichita and Lebanon, Kansas, as well ...

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How one volunteer is helping end a family cycle of Alzheimer’s

Jacqueline Patterson, 66, knew from a young age what Alzheimer’s looked like, but didn’t call it by its name until she started caring for her mother, Ruby, in 2008. “When I took ...

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10 doctor-recommended healthy habits

Are you looking for tangible ways to improve your health? Not sure where to start? Consider the top recommendations from the doctors at American Medical Association (AMA). “From time to time, it’s ...

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How to identify and minimize caregiver burden

Most of us have heard of caregiver burnout or are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. While we may be aware of these unique ...

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4 ways to focus on self-care

It’s no surprise that the concept of self-care is getting a lot of traction in many health and wellness circles. Self-care can improve your mental and physical health and help you be ...

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3 reasons slimming down with your sweetheart pays

It’s been well-proven that “social dieting” makes weight loss more fun and successful—especially with programs that include elements like the spirit of competition, teamwork, encouragement and, of course, gentle peer pressure (you ...

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Things you can and can’t do with Power of Attorney

Like most legal undertakings, setting up and enforcing power of attorney (POA) documents can be a confusing process. Yet, these essential tools can help aging adults and their families gain peace of ...

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Heart-healthy Valentine’s Day tips

Your sweetheart may have the key to your heart, but eating healthy and being physically active can be the key to a healthier heart. This Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweetheart with a ...

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Israeli scientists claim to have found cure for cancer

A team of scientists in Israel have claimed to have found the first complete cure for cancer and say they expect to have a complete cure within a year. Scientists from Accelterated ...

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Elder Care Plan 101: Set Yourself Up for Success as a Caregiver

How can you set yourself up for success as a caregiver? It helps to have a care plan. A care plan is a tool that professional caregivers and long-term care providers use ...

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Living happier, healthier and longer lives depends on friends and family, says AMAC

Good relationships with family and friends are key components of happy, healthy and longer lives, according to a study that has been ongoing for more than 80 years. The Harvard Study of Adult ...

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6 signs of caregiver burnout

The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks ...

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5 tips to shed those pounds in the New Year

Maybe you want more energy, or perhaps you want to lose weight and keep it off for good. Whatever your goals, a new year means a fresh start to become the best ...

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Taking steps to prevent falls

When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls ...

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4 surprising insights into life with Parkinson’s Disease

Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement ...

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Parents reject doctors’ suggestion; preemie born 3 months early defies odds and is home for Christmas

By definition, when a micro-preemie survives and thrives it is a miracle. The hurdles and obstacles and potential problems are substantial. But even by that standard, Layla Daly’s arrival home in time for Christmas ...

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6 disciplines for living healthy like a Nutcracker dancer

To be a Nutcracker dancer requires extreme dedication – and at a time when many family and friends are enjoying fatty treats and lounging around watching football. What health lessons can Nutcracker dancers ...

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Telemedicine: A promising model for senior health care

Imagine if a senior could receive prompt, high-quality health care at any time, without even leaving their home. Telemedicine, or telehealth, makes this possible. The American Telemedicine Association defines this unique approach ...

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Signs a senior needs help at home

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one ...

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Keeping your health on track during the indulgent holiday season

The holiday season can be an indulgent one, full of cookies, candies, heavy meals and eggnog. While no one wants to rein in the fun during the merriest time of year, there ...

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What is hospice care and how does it work?

Did you know that people who are facing a life-limiting illness and receive hospice care tend to live longer than people who choose not to elect hospice care? AARP reported on a ...

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Top Ten Health Benefits of Parkour

Parkour, also known as free running, is a French military-designed training which utilizes obstacle courses. The obstacles require extreme focus and a can-do attitude, and heavily utilize physical abilities such as running, ...

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What to Know When Selecting a Medicare Plan

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For the millions of Americans aged 65 and older, Medicare is a critical source of health care. And during the Medicare Annual Election Period between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, those eligible ...

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3 Common Diabetes Myths Debunked

November is American Diabetes Month, and a good time to sort fact from fiction regarding this serious disease. Here are three common diabetes myths — debunked, with the help of Nutrisystem Certified ...

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Dietary supplements for the elderly come in wide varieties

Dietary supplements used to refer to vitamins and minerals, but today this industry makes and sells products containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, herbs, probiotics or hormones in them. Supplements come ...

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