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October 2013 Blog Posts (36)

Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

By Mike Stobbe / AP

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group, according to a long-awaited study by the vaccine's manufacturer.

Experts say regular flu…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 31, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Could a Good Night's Sleep Guard Against Alzheimer's?

By Steven Reinbeg 

MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who get less sleep or poor sleep may have more of the plaque that is suggestive of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 31, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

6 Steps to a Long and Healthy Life

By Tom Sightings / usnews.com

The Center for Disease Control puts out a report every few years called "The State of Health and Aging in America". It offers a picture of the country's progress in…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 31, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Diabetes Power Foods: Whole Grains and Fiber

WebMD Feature

Imagine this food: It's low in calories. It makes you feel full. And you can eat as much of it as you want. Too good to be true? It's fiber and it is real. You can find it in fruits, vegetables, legumes,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Social Security Benefits To Increase

By Stephen Ohlemacher / The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 30, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Medicare Drug Program Putting Seniors, People With Disabilities At Risk

by Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica

Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Signs of Stroke to Watch for and What to Do

By Stephanie Trelogan, Caring.com senior editor

Quick summary

According to the American Heart Association, a stroke occurs every 45 seconds. But there's good news: Even if you or…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The week in health: 5 things you need to know

Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY

Are you feeling the burn? This week's health news was full of pain -- from the continued rocky rollout of the new health care marketplace to the revelations that…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What to Do About Aging Parents

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foxnews.com

Even if you’ve spoken with your parents about aging, the signs can still surprise you. This advice will help you get through five common scenarios.

If You’re Concerned About Your Parents’ Safety at Home…

Don’t rush to the conclusion that they have to move out. If a parent is physically frail but cognitively…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

50 Things That Should Be Relationship Dealbreakers

JUN. 29, 2012

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Healthcare.gov will work smoothly by end of November, government pledges

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Dance away the pain: Parkinson's patients improve mobility through exercise

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 28, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

High blood sugar tied to memory problems

Blood sugar considered safely below diabetes or even pre-diabetes levels may still be linked to a raised risk of memory problems, a new study suggests.

German researchers found that people with elevated - but not unhealthy — blood sugar levels tended to perform worse on…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Active Learning, Not Just Activity, Keeps The Brain Young

The Huffington Post

Henry Ford was onto something. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. …

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fight Inflammation And Fight The Diseases Of Aging

The Huffington Post

The thing that's causing your achy joints and swollen feet on the outside, is also wreaking havoc on your insides. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have singled out inflammation as the common…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

13 Natural Ways to Help Ease Arthritis Pain

A Place for Mom / By Dana Larsen

Arthritis affects approximately 50 million people in the United States, according to the Arthritis Foundation. It is the second most frequently reported chronic condition in the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Nutritional intervention may help decrease 30-day readmission rates among Medicare patients

Medical News Today

In the U.S., one in five Medicare patients is readmitted to a hospital each year at an estimated cost of $17.5 billion annually.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Caregivers needed Immediately in Washington DC!!

Right at Home of DC is currently seeking DC licensed Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides to work 12 hours shifts (8am to 8pm) in the NW area of DC. Caregivers must be physically able to transfer 180 lbs. of weight.

 

If you are a reliable, patient and compassionate caregiver we want to talk with you! To apply, you must have…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Top 10: Deal Breakers for Men

Top 10: Deal Breakers

James Griffin
Relationship Correspondent


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Added by Goldie and O Show on October 20, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Severe Hearing Loss: Its Causes and Treatment

For 37 million Americans, the world is a very quiet place. Conversations have faded into inaudible whispers. Music has become nothing more than a faint hum.

Anyone who…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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