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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. […]

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Macular Degeneration Affects Eyesight of Millions

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for those age 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. This disease is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, called the macula. The macula is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye, and it controls our ability to read, drive a car, recognize faces or colors, and see objects in fine detail. […]

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Making ER Visits Less Stressful for Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers

Trips to the Emergency Room (ER) can be stressful, especially for a person living with Alzheimer’s or another form of memory impairment. Symptoms and behaviors of memory impairment vary greatly between individuals, and it can be difficult for ER staff to know how each person will react in this situation. Following are some tips for professionals and caregivers to use as guidelines: […]