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What you need to know about Lung Cancer, from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

By: Chris Valentine, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, for SENIOR Magazine (Colorado Springs edition)

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Most people are surprised when they hear this because lung cancer isn’t something that you hear about in the national media on a regular basis. We asked thoracic surgeon Dr. Matthew Blum with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to shed some light on the subject for us.
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Rambling Oaks Courtyard Defines Assisted Living

By: Nicol Smith, Rambling Oaks Courtyard, for SENIOR Magazine (Denton edition)

Senior living communities today are nothing like they used to be. Communities today are bright, open and inviting. Most have the latest technology with everything from wifi to flat screen TVs. Apartments are larger, offering one and two bedroom suites. Today’s assisted living residents are still active, vibrant individuals that have so much to give and are very involved in their communities. […]

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First Texas Home Health Discusses Diabetes

By: Dana Weaver, RN, First Texas Home Health, for SENIOR Magazine (Northshore edition)

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. […]

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Tips for Senior Caregivers on Making Sense of Confusion, from SENIOR Magazine

For the caregiver of a family member (or friend) with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or many other diseases which affect the mind, dealing with the confusion is a very difficult task. Finding ways to re-orient a loved one during a confused moment, reassure him or her of one’s love, and understand what he or she is trying to convey while remaining calm is far from easy. […]

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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants. SENIOR Magazine

With more and more dental practices attempting to do many complex dental treatments, the consumer needs to be educated regarding all the options when considering complex or comprehensive dental treatment. As discussed in previous articles, this author highly encourages potential patients to educate themselves on the dentist’s credentials. In addition, the consumer should endeavor to find practitioners that are capable and willing to give patients all treatment options. […]

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Bunion Busters

By Dr. Reza Mobarak, Southwest Foot and Ankle Center Many people have bunions. With some the cause is hereditary, for others bunions are caused by their shoe gear. Regardless of the cause, the patient usually […]

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Key Foods Aid Pain Relief

One important and easy-to-implement step to pain relief is a change to your diet, as there are key foods that will aid in the alleviation of inflammation and other pain symptoms. While no food can cure your pain, there has been research done on how to get medicinal benefits from the food we eat. […]