If you plan on taking a long trip, you should be aware of a vein disorder that is especially prevalent for travelers over 50. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs when a blot clot forms in a deep leg vein. DVT has fatal potential because a clot could travel to the lungs […]
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For many people, summer is the year’s most enjoyable season. But for seniors, the extreme temperatures of July and August can represent a serious health concern. At Visiting Angels, our elderly care providers take extra care every summer to protect seniors against the dangers of heat stress and heat stroke, both of which can be […]
A book that caught my eye, or should say, a book’s title that caught my eye, Your Bodies Many Cries for Water: You’re not sick, You’re Thirsty, by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. The title got my attention. It’s based on a pioneering physician’s twenty years of clinical and scientific research into the role of water in […]
With the weather getting warmer every day, there’s no doubt that summer is fast approaching. The summer can be a great time for relaxing with family and enjoying the nice weather. But it can also be dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions. Summer Safety Tips For Seniors Your body works hard every day to […]
Summer is now here… as we approach the “heat of the summer” you should be aware of your need for fluids. If you are exercising, spending time in the sun, or are under the weather, you can more easily become dehydrated. Once dehydration starts your body begins to shut down, except for vital functions. Luckily […]
Our bodies are over seventy percent water, so the importance of drinking enough H2O goes far beyond cooling down on a hot day or quenching your thirst. The human body needs to be properly hydrated to function. Not enough water can affect things like muscle function, joint and brain protection, immune health, digestion and even […]