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May 1, 2019
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Sundowners and Sleep: Tips for Finding Balance

At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. Sleeping problems occur in […]
May 1, 2019
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest

“The heart is a very resilient muscle,” says Woody Allen in his film Hannah and Her Sisters. And indeed it is. Charged with pumping blood throughout […]
May 1, 2019
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Stroke Information

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. About 600,000 new strokes […]
May 1, 2019
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Shoulder Injury: Rotator Cuff Tears

By Jeannette Franks, PhD, a passionate gerontologist who teaches at University of Washington and Bastyr University; she is the author of a book on assisted living […]
May 1, 2019
An elderly man holding the railings and being assisted by a nurse as they go through physical therapy.

Recovery from Stroke: Rehabilitation & Motivation

For Pedro Antaran, an 83-year-old Seattle resident, the stroke came in the morning, with little warning. After waking up to make coffee, he noticed that his […]
May 1, 2019
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Questions You Can Ask Your Doctor

Today, patients take an active role in their health care. You and your doctor will work in partnership to achieve your best possible level of health. […]
May 1, 2019
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Elderly Pneumonia

Prevention & Care In 2010, pneumonia, combined with influenza, was the eighth leading cause of death in the United Sates, according to the National Center for […]
May 1, 2019
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Pet Separation

By Steve Duno, Veteran pet behaviorist and author. Steve Duno lives in Seattle with his family and an ever-changing assortment of rescued pets, and has authored […]
May 1, 2019
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Parkinson’s Disease In The Elderly: Symptoms & Care

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that occurs when certain neurons in the brain die or become impaired. These nerve cells, located in a midbrain […]
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