Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

  1. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Flu Fighters

    OK - you may think we repeat ourselves.. we talk a lot about Flu this time of year... There is a reason we go on about Flu this, Flu that... it is a serious illness that spreads - often to pandemic proportions, and it is EASY to avoid... Flu season has begun! Are you protected? The flu is a contagious...
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    Video Game Training Improves Brain Function

    Are you a Vidiot? Good! Video Game Training Improves Brain Function in Older Adults Seniors who played a specialized 3-D video game improved their ability to focus and multitask during laboratory tests. The new findings show the aging brain’s potential to improve certain skills. As we get older, changes can affect our ability to reason, think, and remember. One function...
  3. Categories: Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Child Safety, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    One of the leading causes of death Worldwide

    High blood pressure is one of the disease that is responsible for many deaths in America and in fact around the world. It's important to understand a number of reasons for having the guts and blood, to understand what high blood pressure is. One's heart may be the main body body which can be in charge of the pumping of...
  4. Categories: Child Safety, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Innovations Expand Types of Seasonal Flu Vaccines

    Many of the projected 135-139 million doses of influenza vaccines being produced for this flu season for use in the U.S. are now available to consumers from six manufacturers licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A variety of flu vaccines, including some that were not available during past influenza seasons, are available this year. This includes a vaccine...
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    Protect Older Adults from Falls and Injury

    We all want to protect our family members as they age and help them stay safe, secure, and independent. Knowing how to protect older adults from falls, a leading cause of injury, is a step toward this goal.In recognition of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, September 22, 2013, learn how you can help older adults reduce their risk of falling...
  6. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Flu & Pandemic

    Advances in Saving Lives with Blood

    Every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs a blood transfusion or blood product—people of all ages who are injured, need surgery or who are suffering from illness. The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) primary responsibility with regard to blood and blood products is to assure the safety of patients who receive these life-saving products. FDA is at the forefront...
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    Estimate Your Social Security Benefits

    Whether you're getting close to retirement or planning for the future, estimate your Social Security benefits. The estimator gives you an idea of what your monthly Social Security benefits would be, based on your current record of Social Security earnings. Your actual benefit amount cannot be determined until you apply for benefits. As you plan for your retirement, keep in...
  8. Categories: Child Safety, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    September is Fruits & Veggies — More Matters Month

    September is not just National Preparedness Month, it is also Fruits & Veggies Month! Research shows that fruits and vegetables are important to promoting good health. Yet, the many Americans are not getting the recommended amount they need each day. Many Americans aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables, but salad bars in schools can help.  Research shows that fruits and...
  9. Categories: CPR, General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips & Press Releases

    200,000 people died that didn't have to

    Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke. At least 200,000 of these deaths could have been prevented through changes in health habits, such as stopping smoking, more physical activity, and less salt in the diet; community changes to create healthier living spaces, such as safe places to exercise and smoke-free...
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    Is the recession REALLY really over?

    While we get all sorts of news about the "Road to Recovery", etc - the Federal government is promoting resources that say otherwise. Help for Difficult Financial Times by USA.gov If you're having financial struggles, consider looking into government programs that may help. To guide you, USA.gov has highlighted some resources on their page Help for Difficult Financial Times, including information on: Housing...

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