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Safe Medication Storage and Disposal

A June 2013 research study, conducted by the Mayo Clinic, revealed that 7 out of 10 Americans take at least one prescription medication. In fact, more than 50 percent of Americans take two prescription drugs, and 20 percent take at least five different medicines. The Center for Disease Control reports that the number of medications […]

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How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Being the Victim of a Crime

Unfortunately, criminals tend to view senior citizens as excellent targets for crime.  The assumption is often made that someone older will be living alone, be more gullible, or otherwise is just easier to dupe with lies and schemes.  Seniors are often the victims of home repair fraud, car theft, robbery, purse snatching, pickpocketing, and monetary […]

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In-Home Safety Tips for Seniors

Advancements in medicine have contributed to us living longer-healthier lives, and now more than ever, many people are healthy enough to live independently well into their twilight years.  However, as we age, changes to our bodies necessitate that we take some safety precautions around the house that were not necessary before.

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Our heart health is important in our overall health

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

As you age, it is normal to become more concerned about your heart health.   After all, the heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body, pumping out 2 ounces of blood with every heartbeat.  This  amounts to about 2,500 gallons of blood per day.  Choices you make throughout your life can have a […]

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Keeping Your Bones Strong

More than ten million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, a disease which weakens the bones and causes them to break easily.  While it can occur in anyone, it is most prevalent in Caucasian and Asian females.  Because your bones gradually lose strength as you age, the risk of being diagnosed with the disease increases as you […]

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Fitness is important to your overall health

Joining a Fitness Center as an Older Adult

If you are an aging adult considering joining a gym, you may be wondering if you’ll stick-out like a sore thumb.  Be assured that this won’t be the case.  According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sports club Association, more than 11 million Americans ages 55 and over have gym memberships.

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Healthy Food Choices for Aging Adults

You may notice as you age that you can no longer eat the same amounts and types of food you used to enjoy without experiencing unwanted digestive issues or weight gain.  This is because your metabolism slows down as you age.  Since you need to take in less food as you get older, it becomes […]

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Protect Yourself from Crimes Against the Elderly

Unfortunately, the elderly are often victims of criminal acts.  For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that because criminals assume senior citizens have a monetary nest egg, they are often targeted in fraud schemes that result in their bank accounts being drained.  Additionally, due to the perception that older people are less able […]

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Tips for Older Drivers

When a senior citizen is involved in a car accident, it seems people are quick to jump to the conclusion that the age of the driver was a factor.  This is a fallacy, as getting older does not automatically worsen your driving skills.  However, you should be aware that ongoing changes to your body may […]

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Be Alert – Use Medications Safely

Thanks to modern medicine, Americans are living longer than ever before.  The average life expectancy for men is now 75.6 years, and it is 80.7 years for women.  Chances are that as you age, your doctor will prescribe medications for you to manage your medical conditions and help you live a longer and healthier life.  […]

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Give the Gift of Medial Alert Protection

The holiday season is upon us and while you are visiting loved ones this year, we encourage you to think about their protection as they are getting older. Are they protected in case of an emergency? Has their home been proofed for fall hazards? Considering that one in three elderly individuals will suffer from a […]

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Pros and Cons of Medical Guardian

Medical Alert Advice’s goal is to provide honest and real reviews of the top medical alert systems on the market.  Medical Guardian is one of the up-and-coming medical alert companies in the industry and we often get asked “How does Medical Guardian system compare?”

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