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Acting F.A.S.T. can help save a life after a stroke
Acting F.A.S.T. can help save a life after a stroke

Stroke is one of the most life-threatening medical emergencies in the United States. Stroke is a leading killer of Americans, causing a death every 4 minutes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) A devastating condition, stroke can cause brain cells to be damaged or die within a matter of minutes. As

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McGuffey Healthcare joins the nation in celebrating nursing homes
McGuffey Healthcare joins the nation in celebrating nursing homes

Next week, McGuffey Healthcare will unite with organizations all over the nation in honoring National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW). The observance, which runs from May 12 to 18, recognizes the role of skilled nursing care centers such as McGuffey Healthcare in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The theme for this year’s

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Knowing your risk can help with managing arthritis
Knowing your risk can help with managing arthritis

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans and is one of the most common causes of disability. Arthritis is the common term to describe about 100 conditions that cause joint pain or joint disease. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, especially among older

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Take control: How older people can win the fight against diabetes
Take control: How older people can win the fight against diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most serious issues impacting the health of the nation’s older adult population. According to the American Diabetes Association, about one in four people over the age of 60 have diabetes in America. Having diabetes at an older age makes you more susceptible to complications such as vision problems and hearing

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Aging with Irritable bowel syndrome
Aging with Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the nation. According to the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, there are between 2.4 and 3.5 million annual physician visits for IBS in the United States. Diagnosis of IBS is becoming increasingly common among older adults. A study published in Geriatrics found

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Speak up about healthcare decisions before it’s too late
Speak up about healthcare decisions before it’s too late

Times of unexpected illness or emergency medical care for a loved one can be difficult. Not knowing their wishes is an added burden that can be avoided with a simple conversation. Advance care planning is not just about being ready for the golden years. A major medical crisis can leave a person unable to make

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What you need to know about the invisible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
What you need to know about the invisible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

An estimated one million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease, however, there is still much many don’t understand about the condition and those who suffer from it. This lack of knowledge can lead to people with Parkinson’s disease not having their symptoms recognized, their disease going untreated and it could have a serious

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Join us in celebrating doctors
Join us in celebrating doctors

Take time out to thank a doctor this Saturday ­- it’s National Doctor’s Day! Every March 30th America celebrates the nation’s physicians for their contributions to society and the work that they do. According to the U.S. Census Bureau website, the first Doctor’s Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond,

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What seniors should know about shingles
What seniors should know about shingles

Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, as people age that risk increases. The danger is even more likely for older people who suffer from weakened immune systems, have certain cancers or take medications

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Small changes can protect your kidney health
Small changes can protect your kidney health

March is National Kidney Month. McGuffey Healthcare encourages you to learn more about protecting your kidneys. The kidneys play an important part in keeping our bodies balanced and healthy. Their main job is to filter water and waste out of the blood to make urine. When the kidneys become damaged, their capacity to filter blood

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