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Breakthrough Infections With COVID: What You Need to Know

With the COVID Delta variant surging throughout Florida and the rest of the U.S., there has been a lot of talk about breakthrough infections. Breakthrough infections are COVID infections that can occur even after you are vaccinated.  Although 90% of those hospitalized with COVID in recent months are unvaccinated, that still means that a small…
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August 31 Is Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. While not the kind of day you would likely celebrate, it’s a good reminder of the role that drug overdoses and drug abuse have in our lives. The day provides a time for grieving families who have lost a loved one or who have had a loved one…
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Why Strength Training Is Important for Older Adults—and How to Get Strong

Do the senior loved ones in your life get regular exercise? Many older adults enjoy walking or water aerobics, and those can be good exercise. However, federal guidelines also address the role of strength training for all adults. In fact, those guidelines state that most adults should get 150 minutes of moderate activity a week,…
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What Is a Long-Term Care Ombudsman?

Have you ever heard of a long-term care ombudsman? If you have any loved ones living in care facilities, including nursing homes, it’s a good idea to learn more about what a long-term care ombudsman does and how they help to provide better care. Under the federal Older American Act, long-term care ombudsman programs help…
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6 Ways to Protect Your Senior Loved One Against Elderly Abuse

Nearly 1 in 10 adults aged 60 or over have experienced some type of abuse, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). About 5 million seniors in the U.S. are abused each year, the NCOA reports.  Elder abuse isn’t just limited to stealing money from an unsuspecting senior. It also can be physical abuse,…
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9 Signs of Elder Abuse That You May Miss

Elder abuse is a lot more common than you might think. About 1 in 10 adults aged 60 or over have experienced some type of abuse, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Estimates say about 5 million seniors in the U.S. are abused each year, the NCOA adds. Here are a few more…
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