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Aid & Attendance and Housebound Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for ... Read more

The Importance of Kidneys

Once a person is in adulthood, around thirty to thirty-five years old, the kidneys’s functionality begins to decline by .5 percent a year. This makes the kidneys more susceptable to disease; ... Read more

The Incessant Obesity Epidemic

  The 50’s was the decade when fast food was popularized in America. Today, many seniors who grew up eating burgers, fries and soda are now overweight.  A report looking at 7 major ... Read more

How Much Will You Pay to Look Younger

  People say money can’t buy you happiness, but can it buy you youth? 79 billion baby boomers are hoping it will, with one anti-aging cream and Botox injection at a time. Around 70 million ... Read more

First of It’s Kind Dementia Village

  Just a few minutes from downtown Amsterdam, on the outskirts of Weesp, Netherlands is a unique community that has a restaurant, hair salon, grocery store and even a movie theater, with ... Read more


    Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. The virus causes your stomach or ... Read more

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling any food.   Wash food-contact surfaces (cutting boards, dishes, utensils, countertops) with hot, soapy water ... Read more

Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2012

  12/3/2012 National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as a reminder to ... Read more

American Diabetes Month – November 2013

  One of the American Diabetes Association’s primary objectives is to raise awareness and understanding of diabetes, its consequences, management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. American ... Read more

Halloween safety

  It won’t be long before you’ll be greeted by little ghosts and goblins shouting “Happy Halloween!” Now is the time to make your home safe for trick-or-treaters. We’ve gathered nine ideas ... Read more

International Infection Prevention Week October 20-26

  The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today announces The Infection Prevention and You campaign launches in conjunction with International ... Read more

Hospital Readmission and Home Care

    Around 20% of hospital admissions are actually patients readmitted within 30 days. This boomerang effect adds a tremendous cost to the cost of health care.  According to The Agency ... Read more

Prevent Kitchen Fires —that’s the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week

  Prevent Kitchen Fires —that’s the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week From October 6-12, The National Fire Protection Association will be spreading the word that more ... Read more

Dangerous Drugs

    In-Home Caretakers Need to be Aware of Dangerous Medications and Medical Devices   Even though prescription drugs and medical devices can treat a wide variety of illnesses and ... Read more

Registration opens for Great SouthEast ShakeOut earthquake drill

    Individuals and groups can sign up for second annual drill, set for Oct. 17 RICHMOND, Va. – Virginians can practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” the safe response to an earthquake, during ... Read more

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