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National Immunization Awareness Month: Don’t Wait…Vaccinate!!!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and it is a great opportunity to promote the value of immunization across the United States. Vaccines have greatly reduced infectious diseases, and are our best protection against a number of serious, and sometimes deadly diseases. Annually the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other medical experts…
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Special Considerations for Those with Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment and blindness among individuals 60 years and older, with an estimated 15 million Americans currently showing signs of macular degeneration.  According to the National Institute of Health, more Americans are affected by AMD than cataracts and glaucoma combined. What is ARMD? ARMD is…
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Preventing Falls in Older Adults

We all want to protect our older loved ones and help keep them safe, protected, and most importantly independent.  However, every year thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves. Falls, which can be preventable, are one of the leading causes of injury and loss of independence in people ages 65 and older, and the…
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Caring for Our Teeth as We Age

As we grow older, oral care remains an important factor for good health. Proper oral care keeps us smiling well beyond retirement, and taking care of our teeth can help them last a lifetime. Whether caring for natural teeth or dentures, seniors face a range of special oral concerns. As we age, our dental needs…
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