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January 2014 Blog Posts (38)

4 Things That Make the Difference Between Surviving and Thriving

Kate Bartolotta/The Huffington Post

What makes the difference between people who get knocked down by life and stay down, and those who get back…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

7 Smart Food Swaps For A Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

The Huffington Post  |  By Sarah Klein 

Traditional Super Bowl fare -- we're talking wings, nachos, pizza, beer -- isn't exactly the type of food that…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is Ignoring Your Eye Health More Harmful Than Being Overweight?

Sarah Stevenson/A Place for Mom

Don’t turn a blind eye to your loved ones’ visual health – failing eyesight contributes to falls and injuries, but you can help prevent senior eye problems.

Most of us will experience some decline in vision as…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How The 2014 Budget Changes the Future of Alzheimer’s

Alissa Sauer/www.alzheimers.net

The 2014 Fiscal Budget signed into law on January 17, 2014, by President Obama, includes an increase of $122 million for Alzheimer’s research, education, outreach, and caregiver support. The bill is a step in the right direction in the fight to eradicate…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Give Up Sugar: The One 'Crazy' Thing All Nutritionists Agree Is a Good Idea



By Corrie Pikul/The Huffington Post

For every person recommending some new health fix, there's another person telling you to try the opposite. Here's one area where everyone who knows the score is on the same…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Greatness of Whole Grains

Wondering what’s the big fuss about whole grains? Science has the answer. Including whole grains in your diet is a great way to clean your arteries of fats, and they keep you feeling full so you avoid over eating.

You might have heard that a diet high in fruits and…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

12 Medication Management Tips That May Save Your Life

Sarah Stevenson / A Place for Mom

Polypharmacy – taking multiple medications for different conditions – can be a potential health hazard for the elderly.

The …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Quiet Epidemic of Senior Drug Abuse

Jeff Anderson / A Place for Mom

The elderly may be the last population you’d imagine would have issues with drugs and alcohol. Think again. New data shows the number of seniors with drug problems are on the rise. But the causes are complex and the solutions aren’t easy. Get…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What Happens To Your Body After Just One Workout

The Huffington Post |  By Sarah Klein

To reap the full range of life-extending, heart-protecting, sleep-promoting, obesity-thwarting benefits of exercise, you're going to have to get some regular activity. In fact, about two and a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

People Who Enjoy Life Actually Age Better

Love life and it will love you back, a new study says.

A British study found that older adults who enjoy life also enjoy better physical abilities as they age. Researchers at …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 23, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Does microwaving food remove its nutritional value?

(upwave.com) -- The rumor: Zapping food in a microwave leaches out key nutrients

We've all heard about how microwaving food removes some nutritional value, but is it…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Outbreak: Superbug Hits Seniors

Sarah Stevenson/A Place for Mom

A drug-resistant microbe called CRE is the latest in an army of superbugs that are particularly dangerous for vulnerable groups like seniors.

In recent months, caregivers and health professionals have been raising…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Top 5 Things to Do When A Winter Storm is Approaching

When a winter storm is on the way your first inclination might be to get to the store and load up on the comfort foods that are going to get you through the next several days.

With the clock ticking, if you can only do a few things to get ready, we recommend you do these (the rest, like knitting a new scarf ASAP, can…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

2014 State Rankings Released For Support For Emergency Care

Government support for emergency care in the United States is worse now than it was five years ago, according to a new report from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

In 2009, the grade given for government policy support for emergency care was a C-. In 2014, the grade has dropped to a D+.

The report analyzed state and…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Heavy Drinking Linked To Memory Loss In Older Men, Study Shows

While research has suggested men may be able to hold their alcohol better than women, a new study shows heavy drinking may prove harmful to them later in…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Surprising Ways The Weather Affects Your Health And Well-Being

The Huffington Post  |  By Carolyn Gregoire 

With the recent polar vortex spreading a wave of bitter cold across the Midwest and Northeast, leaving …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The 7 Lessons Life Will Teach You

An education is an esteemed commodity in our society. Rightfully so, school will teach you the history of humankind, make you a master of your field, and qualify you for work in the real world. Without a proper education, one often finds their success impeded and opportunities lacking.

But the education that school can offer fails in comparison with the knowledge that life forces upon…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How to get what you want in a relationship

THE DOS AND DON'TS OF SUCCESS

It's easy to ask for things, but will you get them? Not necessarily. Just like mastering a skill, you'll need to know the tricks to the trade when it comes to getting what you want in your…
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Added by Goldie and O Show on January 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

9 Bad Habits for Your Heart

It can be upsetting to learn that you have high triglycerides. High numbers increase your chance of getting heart disease. But there’s good news, too. If you change a few bad habits into better ones, you can bring your triglycerides down and keep your heart healthy.

Bad habit No. 1: You drink soda, sweetened tea, or fruit juices. Sugar and fructose, which are used as a sweetener, can raise…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The 50 Cities In America That Boomers Never Want To Leave

By: Moira McGarvey, Huffington Post

Should I stay or should I go? Is a "Stay-Tirement" for you? In my quest to figure out the next phase of my life, the "where" piece continues to be the big question mark. Part of me wants to have a big adventure before…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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