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Vaccines Can Save Your Life

Vaccines Can Save Your Life

Nothing frustrates me more than all the controversy about vaccines. This tool, the vaccine, has saved uncounted millions from early and terrible deaths. I think many misunderstandings about vaccines...

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How to Keep Your Gut Healthy

How to Keep Your Gut Healthy

Who knew that gut health could be such a hot topic? Constipation is perhaps the problem I see most often as I'm doing house calls for elders around the San Francisco Bay Area. I often say, "If your...

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Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Elder Agitation Not Always UTI

Your Elder is Anxious and Upset. A UTI Might Be to Blame As I emphasize daily, when an elder is agitated, the first thing to do is look for practical reasons. Very often, a urinary tract infection...

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Preventing Dementia, the Basics

Preventing Dementia, the Basics

The good news: We're living longer. The bad news: By the time we're in our 80s, about half of us will have some form of dementia. For most people, dementia is one of our greatest fears as we face...

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Health Challenges for Mature Men

Health Challenges for Mature Men

It's a new day! 50 is the new 30, and 80 the new 50. Men live longer, and the steps they take earlier in life can lead to better health and enjoyment of life as they age. Getting Old Is Rough on a...

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Horses Helping Seniors

Horses Helping Seniors

It’s well known that horses offer therapeutic benefits. New research is showing how they can help people with dementia and their caregivers. Thinking back, Gloria Passarella estimates her husband,...

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