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5 facts about strokes that could save your life

Chances are you know someone who has had a stroke. An estimated 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Thursday 04/27/2017
Transportation safety: How seniors can maintain independence outside the home
Updated: April 30, 2017 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - It can be hard to admit your vision isn’t what it used to be, especially when it comes to driving. Maybe you’ve noticed some difficulties reading traffic signals, or you’ve found it challenging to drive at night.

Tuesday 04/25/2017
Too many with epilepsy are unaware of this uncommon but fatal threat
Updated: April 30, 2017 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - For people with epilepsy—and for those who care for them—the side effects of the condition are well known. They know all about the seizures and they also know how best to care for themselves or their loved ones should a seizure occur. While the persistent possibility of a seizure is well known, many people living with epilepsy are unaware of another threat that, while uncommon, is fatal.

Monday 04/24/2017
Here's how to tap into your home's not-so-hidden potential
Updated: April 30, 2017 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Your most valuable asset is around you all the time. It’s above you, it’s below you and in many cases you don’t realize how much it can do for you.

Monday 04/17/2017
Proper nutrition is key to senior health
Updated: April 25, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the fastest growing segments is people over the age of 85 who will represent 20 percent of the population by the year 2040. Because we are living longer, certain conditions specific to seniors are also on a steady rise. Dehydration, falls, fractures, cognition loss and attention deficits are now becoming more commonplace.

Thursday 04/13/2017
Fresh ways to enjoy pizza night and make a balanced meal
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You know a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day. Daily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore if you turn to your freezer for a little help. In fact, starting with frozen prepared foods as the foundation of your dinner plate and adding side dishes with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and/or low-fat dairy can make it possible to serve a balanced meal that is quick and tasty. And that works for pizza night, too!

Tuesday 04/11/2017
Tips to reduce your health care expenses
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Health care costs are in the news all the time. You hear about them at work and when you’re with friends and family. The comments are always the same. Health care is getting more and more expensive and it seems to be outpacing the money you make.

Monday 04/10/2017
5 simple steps to be your best at any age
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - They say you’re only as young as you feel, and if you're an older American, the ability to feel young a little while longer is always appealing. Having a youthful state of mind goes a long way toward accomplishing this goal, but you can’t ignore the importance of solid physical health.

Saturday 04/08/2017
The rising burden of Alzheimer's disease on health costs, caregiver health and 65+ population
Updated: April 16, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Kristen Beatty’s 78-year-old father, Ray, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about 10 years ago. Since then, he has developed a sense of paranoia, insomnia and the delusion that people are stealing from him. Though Beatty and her brother constantly reassure their father to allay his fears, the daily struggle can take its toll. Beatty’s mother, Sue, had previously cared for Ray for about five years. In 2012, Sue died unexpectedly of a heart attack, or as Beatty puts it, she died of a broken heart.

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