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seasonal allergies

Seasonal Allergies Can Be Alleviated With These Foods

June 13, 2019

Seasonal allergies, several of which occur during the summer, can be alleviated by eating certain foods.   Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, only occur during certain parts of the year — usually the spring or summer. They develop when the immune system overreacts to allergens, like plant pollen, ragweed, and birch.…

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learned helplessness

Learned Helplessness: What It Is, How It Happens, Treatments

June 5, 2019

Learned helplessness is a serious psychiatric condition. It occurs after a person has experienced a stressful situation repeatedly. They believe  they are unable to control or change their situation, so they give up.  This illness was first described in 1967, and was based on results from experiments on animals. Psychologists believe that these findings can…

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Stashing Cash By Senior Citizens A Bad Idea, Say Experts

May 29, 2019

Senior citizens stashing cash in their homes, is a bad idea —  say experts.   The statistics compiled by Edelman Intelligence are astounding. Ten percent of older Americans report hiding cash in places around the house, including under their mattresses. But experts say treating your house like a savings account isn’t doing you — or…

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robocalls

Robocalls Disruptive, Annoying, and Looking To Scam You

May 23, 2019

Robocalls annoy 9 out of every 10 Americans, yet few take any steps to cut down the number of these incoming calls.   Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to these scam phone calls.   And, despite their annoyance and anger, most people, including senior citizens do not take proactive steps to limit the number of…

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Allergies Bloom During Spring-Summer Time, How To Cope

May 10, 2019

Allergies affect all age groups; from young children to senior citizens. And, now at the start of the Spring-Summer allergy season, the focus is on medications that bring you some relief.   One of the medications prescribed for allergies is Diphenhydramine. It is the main ingredient in several brand name medicines, such as Advil, Sudafed,…

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purple rice

Purple Rice Many Health Benefits, Reduces Obesity

May 3, 2019

Purple rice is back in the news once again and deservedly so. Not as well known as its cousins — white rice and brown rice — purple rice has great nutritional value and is a staple of the Oriental diet. Indeed the ancient Chinese revered this rice and only the Emperor was allowed to eat…

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elder abuse

Elder Abuse Rate of Violence Against Them Increasing, Says CDC

April 18, 2019

 Elder abuse rate of violence against them is increasing, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a recent report.   As the number of American seniors, age 60 and older increases, the rate of violence against them is rising even faster. The statistics are alarming. For example, the rate of nonfatal assaults against…

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dementia

Dementia: What We Know And What We Don’t Know

April 5, 2019

Dementia is a word that scares us. It describes a very serious, debilitating disease. Despite many years of research and expenditures in the billions of dollars, there is no cure for dementia at this time.   After all this research and spent money, what do know and what do we not currently know about this…

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green tea

Green Tea Effective In Fighting Obesity And Related Illness

March 14, 2019

Green tea has been found effective in fighting obesity, according to results from a recent study. It appears that the benefits are due to green tea’s positive influence on gut bacteria.   This news is promising because obesity has become a world-wide problem. Some scientists say it is close to reaching epidemic proportions.   Consider these incredible…

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social security

Social Security Warns Seniors of New Telephone Scams

March 7, 2019

The Social Security Administration (SSA) through a series of public service announcements is warning senior citizens of new telephone scams. in addition they are advising what to do if and when confronted. The number of such telephone scams has significantly increased in recent years. Complaints have jumped jumped from 3,200 in 2017 to 35,000 in 2018.…

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heart disease

Number Of Push Ups May Predict Risk For Heart Disease

February 20, 2019

Heart disease risks may be predictable based on how many push ups you can do, a recent study claims.   The more push ups you can do, the lower your risk for heart disease.   If these findings can be validated, it will establish a new, simple, fast, and inexpensive way to measure your risk…

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herbs

Herbs Can Reduce Inflammation Without Side Affects

February 5, 2019

Herbs are very popular and have been used for centuries to reduce inflammation and decrease pain. Recent studies have identified several herbs that are especially effective in reducing inflammation, lowering pain, and preventing obesity. Inflammation is not a totally bad thing. Indeed, it is the body’s primary defense mechanism against infections and wounds. However, if…

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alzheimer drug

Alzheimer Drug Success Depends On Precision Mouse Model

December 31, 2018

An Alzheimer drug that successfully fight Alzheimer’s disease, depends on developing a precision mouse model, according to a recent study.   Alzheimer’s is a devastating, debilitating disease with no cure. It is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, any ability to carry out simple tasks   The statistics…

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New Drugs Developing Fast Tracking With Israel Technion Smart System

December 24, 2018

New drugs to keep us healthy will come to market faster thanks to a new smart system  developed by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The smart system will be presented this week at the smart system conference taking place in London.   Built on a construct of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, the smart system will significantly…

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liver disease

Liver Disease Can Be Reversible By Eating Leafy Green Vegetables

December 20, 2018

Liver disease is on the rise in the United States according to statistics compiled by the CDC (Center For Disease Control and Prevention).Death rates from liver cancer increased 43 percent for U.S. adults in the period 2000 to 2016. Each year about 22,000 men and 9,000 women get liver cancer, according to the CDC.  …

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Tucker House Nursing and Rehabilitation’s 1st Annual Spring Fling Open House-3/20

March 7, 2019

Please join us on 3/20 at 1001 Wallace St, Philadelphia from 9 am-12 pm for our 1st Annual Spring Fling Open House! We will provide tours, free continental breakfast and blood pressure screenings. There is something for everyone!

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Silver Healthcare Presents Christmas Village-12/8

October 29, 2018

Please join us at Silver Healthcare on 12/8 from 11 am-2 pm for our Christmas Village event. We will have craft vendors, hot cocoa and holiday cookies, breakfast, pictures with Santa and Elf and ornament decoration. Please RSVP to Maria Gommel at (856)-795-3131 ext.721 or mgommel@silverhccenter.com  

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Parkhouse Nursing Holiday Bazaar-11/16 and 11/17

October 29, 2018

Please join us for our Holiday Bazaar on 11/16 and 11/17 from 10 AM- 3 PM. We have 3 vendor spaces left to fill for our holiday bazaar.  Please contact Ellie Flaharty, Director of the Craft Room.  Email: eflaharty@parkhousehealth.com or call her at 610-792-2233.

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Parkhouse’s 3rd Annual Halloween Event-10/26

October 8, 2018

  Please join us for our 3rd Annual Halloween Event on October 26th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at our Parkhouse facility. There will be spooky hayrides, princess garden, costume contest, candy, dancing and food! This is a kid-friendly, free Halloween event.   Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1600 Black Rock Rd Royersford, PA…

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York Nursing Harvest Festival-10/14

October 8, 2018

Please join us at York Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on October 14th, from 1:30 PM-4:00 PM, as we celebrate fall with our ‘Harvest Festival’. There will be games, refreshments, a photo booth, raffle and entertainment. All residents, families and staff are invited to attend.

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