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Senior Select Home Care talks urinary incontinence – LIVING WELL Magazine

Urinary Incontinence: Let’s Talk
By Jeannine Thompson BSN RN CWOCN, Senior Select Home Care, Collin LIVING WELL Magazine
Of the 13 million Americans who have experienced urinary incontinence (UI), about 55% are over the age of 60. Women are three times more likely to experience incontinence than men. Each year about $18 billion is spent on disposable incontinent products, hospital stays, office visits and incontinence-related care. […]

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Texoma Cardiovascular on stopping killers in their tracks – LIVING WELL Magazine

Stopping Killers in their Tracks… (Part Two)
By Vicky L. Chappell, M.D., Texoma Cardiovascular, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top three leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer and stroke. There has been a decline in the age-adjusted death rate for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death. However, deaths from heart disease and cancer alone still accounted for 48% of deaths in the U.S. in 2009. […]

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Hydration Station asks "Are you concerned about your health and the health of your family?" – LIVING WELL Magazine

Are You Concerned About Your Health and the Health of Your Family?

By Danny Burke, Hydration Station, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
I know I am. For the last 18 years, I’ve been perfecting my diet and exercise program a little bit each year in my quest for optimal health. As for hydration, I did what the experts said and drank up to a gallon of water a day. A year ago, I drank antioxidant alkaline mineral water for the first time. […]

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The Views Senior Living Community: Social Issues Play an Integral Part in Seniors' Health

Social Issues Play an Integral Part in Seniors Health

By Angie McClure, The Views Senior Living Community, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
We all hear about how important a balanced diet and participation in regular exercise is in maintaining a healthy life. However, the other piece to this puzzle, that is often overlooked, is how social issues can have a significant impact on life and both the physical and mental health of seniors. These social issues can cause a spiral affect that contributes to an unhealthy diet and lack of energy or motivation to exercise or get out and about. As you or your loved one prepare for the golden years, look at these contributors to social problems: […]

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Good Samaritan Society: co-workers are extended family at Lake Forest Village – LIVING WELL Magazine

Co-workers are Extended Family at Lake Forest Village

By Rita Martin, Good Samaritan Society, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine
I came to work for Good Samaritan Society – Denton Village in 1987, expecting it to just be a good job. I quickly realized that it is much more. I left Denton Village after 12 years and transferred to Lake Forest, and my extraordinary journey continued. […]

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Humana on working toward wellness as you age – Colorado Springs and East Denver LIVING WELL Magazines

Working Toward Wellness As You Age

By Randa Anderson-Stice, Regional President of Senior Products for Humana in Colorado, Colorado Springs and East Denver LIVING WELL Magazines
Think of your health as a savings account. Throughout your life, you work hard so you can save enough money to live comfortably as you get older. Lifelong well-being works the same way. […]

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Dan Rockvoan, personal trainer, on the benefits of exercise and tempo as a variable – LIVING WELL Magazine

THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE AND TEMPO AS A VARIABLE

By Dan Rockvoan, BMT, CPT-CI, CPT-NASM, CES-NASM, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
What is exercise tempo? It is the speed which muscle moves against and with gravity producing and reducing force. The first movement for tempo application is referred to as concentric motion (against gravity). […]

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Colorado Springs Health Partners: Do I really need to worry about all these tests? – LIVING WELL Magazine

Do I Really Need to Worry About All of These Tests?

By Larry Norfleet, MD, FACOG, Colorado Springs Health Partners, Obstetrics and Gynecology,

From the moment we are born, we have schedules for our health: immunizations, check-ups, physicals, all in the midst of our busy lives. Why all these tests when there is so much else to keep track of? Here’s why: […]

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Innovative Aesthetics: Finally, your last diet – LIVING WELL Magazine

Finally, Your Last Diet

By Courtney Albritton, PA-C, MPA, Clinical Director, Innovative Aesthetics, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

As a medical provider, I hear all too often from my patients, “I eat a balanced diet, but I keep gaining weight,” “I exercise daily, but continue to gain weight,” or they ask for a weight loss prescription medication just to “give them a boost.” […]