Managing High Blood Pressure

Managing High Blood Pressure

Maintaining healthy blood pressure is important at any age. Nearly 70 million adult Americans have high blood pressure, and only about half (52%) have their condition under control, according to the Center for Disease Control. Taking proper medications and/or eating right can help control blood pressure.

Blood pressure can vary by age, gender and ethnicity. Hence, one size does NOT fit all when it comes to treating this serious condition. Read more

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Hiring A Caregiver: Be Sure You Know The Rules

Hiring A Caregiver: Be Sure You Know The Rules

According the AARP, more than 90% of older adults report that they would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. Helping your loved one fulfill this desire can be a bit daunting, especially for families who decide to hire a direct caregiver themselves rather than through an agency.

The emotions around caregiving for your parent or other loved one can make it difficult to focus on business details. But when hiring caregivers directly or through a contractor registry, there are federal statutes that you must comply with. Read more

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Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Living with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.

After diagnosis, learning to live with Parkinson’s Disease can be daunting. However, with sensible changes to diet and exercise routines, it is possible to slow down the progression of PD.

Eating nutrient-rich meals and snacks is important and should be considered to experience the best everyday health. A healthy and balanced diet can improve general well-being. Eating fruits and vegetables may increase energy and hydration. Fiber-rich foods and fluids may ease symptoms of constipation or low blood pressure. Adjusting the timing and composition of meals might allow specific PD medications to work better. Read more

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