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8 Ways to Incorporate Heart-Healthy Habits into your Daily Life

Heartā€Ædisease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the Unitedā€ÆStates. However, there are practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your cardiovascular health that can be incorporated into your daily lifestyle, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other major health issues. Prioritize Physical Activity in your Daily Routine According to theĀ American…

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How to Use a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Monitoring your blood pressure is a proactive step toward maintaining good heart health. While routine check-ups at healthcare facilities are necessary, there’s a growing recognition of the importance of home blood pressure monitoring. In this guide, we will walk you through the simple steps of how to use a home blood pressure monitor. Choosing the Right Monitor Before diving into…

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How Do I Know if a Home Caregiver is Needed?

As we age, the dynamics of our lives undergo profound changes, and sometimes, those changes may require the involvement of a caregiver, also called a Home Health Aide (HHA). HHAs help perform activities that the patient is no longer able to do unassisted. Whether you are contemplating this decision for yourself or an elderly loved one, it is important to…

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How to Approach the Conversation of Bathroom Safety with Aging Parents

As our loved oneā€™s age, their daily needs, habits, and lifestyles change alongside of them. The conversation surrounding their changing needs and safety becomes increasingly important, but this can often be challenging discussion to navigate. Especially when talking to elderly parents, they may not be completely comfortable turning to their children and asking for help, even when they may know…

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Bathroom Safety with Patients in Mind: Creating Custom Solutions for Each Patient

In home healthcare, every patient is unique. This means, the importance of personalized care plans cannot be overstated. This holds especially true when it comes to ensuring bathroom safety, an essential aspect of daily living.   The Significance of Personalized Care Plans in Ensuring Bathroom Safety When it comes to bathroom safety, a one-size-fits-all approach will likely not be sufficient…

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Get a Gift Receipt on Stress this Holiday Season

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, celebration, and gratitude. But for many people, it can also be a source of stress, anxiety, and frustration. Whether itā€™s due to financial worries, family conflicts, unrealistic expectations, or social pressure, stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health during the holidays. In this article, we…

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Flu Prevention through Vaccines and Handwashing

Flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes lead to complications such asĀ pneumonia, sinus infection, ear infection, or even death.Ā According to the CDC, ā€œmost experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze…

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Medical Equipment that can Make Recovering from Hip and Knee Replacement or Rotator Cuff Surgery More Manageable

Going through a hip, knee, or rotator cuff surgery can be quite challenging, especially during the recovery phase. Proper recovery after these procedures is vital to restore the joint’s functionality, strength, and flexibility. Thankfully, with modern medical equipment, recovery after surgery is now faster and easier than ever before. Here are the top five types of medical equipment that can…

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