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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a beloved Baptist minister and social activist. His name became synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States because of the influential speaking, writing, and peaceful protesting he did in the mid-1950’s. Dr. King is well known for the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, and his “I Have a Dream” address. At the age of 35, he was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In spite of being subjected to personal abuse and violence, Martin Luther King, Jr. persevered; he not only became the symbolic leader of American blacks, but he became a world figure. His life was tragically cut short in 1968, when he was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room. (Sources cited: here and here)

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Alternative Medicine Treatments for Seniors

“Complementary medicine” refers to the use of CAM together with conventional medicine, such as using acupuncture in addition to usual care to help lesson pain. “Alternative medicine” refers to the use of CAM in place of conventional medicine.

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Diabetes Prevention and Help for Seniors

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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Top 7 Autumn Activities for Seniors

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

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6 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer Amidst Seniors

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

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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Alert1 Highlights the Benefits of Household Pets

Did you know that owning a pet can improve the health of aging seniors? Age in place gracefully with the companionship of a loving pet.

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A Personal Emergency Response System Improves Security

News of shootings in Chicago coupled with an uptick in homicides in the San Jose area has left many people concerned not only about their own safety, but the safety of their loved ones as well.

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How to Help Seniors Avoid Scams and Fraudsters

Statistics from the National Crime Prevention Council suggest that con-artists direct as much as 80 percent of their activity toward our parents and grandparents!

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Protecting Your Senior's Vision During the Summer

While most Americans understand that ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause skin cancer, many are unaware of the damage that UV radiation can do to our eyes.

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