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Diabetes Prevention and Help for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately eight percent of all Americans live with diabetes and approximately one-third of those people may not even realize they have the disease.

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Seniors at Risk for the Flu

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

As most people know, as you age, your immune system weakens, and seasonal flu can become a very dangerous virus.

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Senior Living Options & Costs

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

As seniors age, they will need help with daily tasks. Helping them make appropriate decisions about their living arrangements is critical to staying healthy and safe.

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How Seniors Can "Winter Proof" Their Homes

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Take the autumn months to get ready for winter and “winter proof” your home. Simple steps now can save you lots of time and hassle in the winter months

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Top 7 Autumn Activities for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Depending on the area you live in, autumn may be the last time to enjoy the outdoors with pleasant weather.

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Preventing Nighttime Slips and Falls for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Studies show that one-third of adults over 65 will experience a fall each year. there are steps you can take to improve your loved one’s nighttime safety and reduce the chance they will slip or fall after the sun goes down.

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6 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer Amidst Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

This week Alert1 will be posting one tip a day to inform you of easy ways to lower your risk of getting breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

The chance that a woman will get breast cancer increases from 1-in-233 for a woman in her thirties, to 1-in-8 for a woman in her eighties. Fortunately, there is hope.

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Insomnia Concerns and How It Affects Aging in Place

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

It can be difficult to put the health of a loved one into the hands of strangers. Further, many older adults suffer from insomnia, a condition that can worsen as a result of stressful life changes or a poor sleeping environment.

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Is Your House Safe For Independent Senior Living?

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among seniors. Make a mobility-friendly home through these simple steps.

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