Dealing with cancer is extremely hard on the body, but it can be difficult to understand just how hard it is on the mind and spirit as well until it happens to you or a loved one. Cancer patients regularly experience a roller coaster of emotions and psychological effects, with feelings of anger, despair, and…

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 Sharon watched with distress as her frail, 82-year-old mother used a fork to pick at the pot roast and potatoes on her plate. It looked like she hadn’t eaten more than three bites during dinner. Sharon wondered if her mom had lost weight since she saw her last week. Yes, she decided, she’s getting even…

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Seniors & Malnutrition: 5 Ways to Help Them Get Proper Nutrition  As we age, our bodies require fewer calories, but more protein, calcium, B vitamins and other nutrients. In fact, there are 3.7 million malnourished seniors in the U.S. equal to 1 in 4 older Americans. “Seniors are particularly susceptible to malnutrition, because they have…

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For optimal regeneration of organs and health you need an undisturbed and deep sleep phase. Sleep promotes health and assists your bodily repair and regeneration processes.   Human sleep function 35% of Americans suffer from sleeping problems. Sleep is a basic requirement without which we become ill according to expert opinion. Sleep ensures important functions…

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There’s documented proof that stress wreaks plenty of havoc on the body. But stress can be damaging in more ways than you may think. For one, feeling stressed out increases the likelihood that seniors will develop mild cognitive impairment, often a prelude to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease, according to research. Scientists find that highly stressed participants…

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