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May Is Healthy Vision Month

Every year during May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) calls our attention to the importance of taking care of our eyesight. This year’s event focuses on women’s vision. The NEI reports that two-thirds of people with blindness and visual impairment are women. Why? Women live longer, are at greater risk for autoimmune diseases, and their […]
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The CDC Urges Baby Boomers to Be Tested for Hepatitis C

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is most often caused by a virus. One type, hepatitis C, has been called a silent epidemic, because most people who have the virus that causes it are unaware that they are infected. And while some people think of hepatitis as being […]
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Cocktails for a Cure

Alden Courts of Shorewood and Alden Estates of Shorewood are hosting Cocktails for a Cure, a fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation‘s Davidson-Brin Memorial Chapter.  Cocktails for a Cure Thursday, September 14 5:00-7:00pm 710 West Black Road, Shorewood We hold this event every year in the hopes of finally finding a cure for leukemia […]
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How to Breathe Easier with COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease […]
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Those Beautiful Flowering Trees … Achoo!

It’s pollen season! As spring arrives, we’re blessed with clusters of lovely blossoms on many of our trees. But for those of us with allergies, those blooms are the bringers of sniffles and sneezes. And did you know that people who have always been immune to pollen allergies can develop a sensitivity later in life? […]
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New Insights Into Senior Nutritional Needs

Chef Sal Martinez serves nutritious and tasty dishes at Alden Estates of Shorewood, specializing in Short-Term Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care, and Alden Courts of Shorewood, specializing in Memory Care. At right, Chef Sal shows off the innovative Wellness Dining Program at Alden Courts of Shorewood, which features specially colored linens and plates, as well as […]
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March Is National Kidney Month

Your kidneys aren’t very large; each is about the size of your fist. But they do a big job. Every 30 minutes, they filter all the blood in your body. According to the National Institutes of Health, our kidneys filter enough fluid every day to fill the [...]
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What to Expect from Knee Replacement Surgery

More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common joint replacement surgeries. The most typical candidate for knee replacement is someone suffering from osteoarthritis. It is also one of the most successful surgical procedures, with almost 90 percent of patients reporting a dramatic reduction […]
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Get Off the Couch to Protect Your Cells

Talking on the phone? Get up and walk around while you chat! It’s never too late to add more physical activity to our lives. A host of recent studies have shown that sitting is very bad for our health—especially as we grow older. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researchers noted that for people over […]
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