Social Stress can Speed up Immune System Aging – New Research

Social Stress can Speed up Immune System Aging – New Research

By Eric Klopack, The Conversation As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people’s less effective resp...

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Different Care Settings at the End of Life

Different Care Settings at the End of Life

By NIH.gov The three most common places people at the end-of-life die are at home, in a hospital, or in a care facility. While not everyone has the chance to decide where they will die, people who know the end of life is approaching may be able to plan ahead. Several factors may help with […]

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When it’s Time to Leave Home

When it’s Time to Leave Home

The decision about whether your parents should move is often tricky and emotional. Each family will have its own reasons for wanting (or not wanting) to take such a step. One family may decide a move is right because the parents can no longer manage the home. For another family, the need for hands-o...

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4 Things to Know About Acute Respiratory Illness RSV

4 Things to Know About Acute Respiratory Illness RSV

Washing your hands. Covering your cough and sneeze. Staying home when sick. These actions help limit the spread of common respiratory illness like colds, influenza and coronavirus. To help keep yourself and your communities well, there is another potentially life-threatening virus that should be on ...

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Your Guide to Estate Planning

Your Guide to Estate Planning

Though you may know that you need to plan for the future, you may not realize what that entails. You may have heard the term estate plan and figured that you still had time to decide what you want to be done with your things. In fact many prefer not to think about it, though […]

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Bringing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Based on Misdiagnosis

Bringing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Based on Misdiagnosis

By Linda Nwoke Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to a study carried out by Johns Hopkins University, over 250,000 people die yearly from medical errors and negligence. Additionally, the American Medical Association, every one in three clinicians ...

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Heart Disease Risk

Heart Disease Risk

The good news is that Blacks are living longer, as pre-COVID death rates declined about 25% over the previous decade. Even with those obvious advances, however, Black people are living with and often dying of complications from conditions like high blood pressure that are better managed in other com...

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COVID-19 Linked to Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots in Stroke Patients

COVID-19 Linked to Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots in Stroke Patients

By Michael Merschel, American Heart Association News Older stroke patients who had a history of COVID-19 were more likely to develop dangerous blood clots in the veins than those who did not have the coronavirus-driven disease, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. B...

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