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September 2012

Women’s Top 5 Health Concerns

Posted: 9/25/2012 1:43 PM by Interim HealthCare

At Interim HealthCare we are concerned with our clients total well-being, as well as doing all we can to help them boost their overall health. Many of the health concerns that baby boomers and seniors have are common for both men and women. What is often different is how these diseases affect women. Five medical conditions women need to pay special attention to as they get older are: heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression and autoimmune diseases.

Medication Management Tips for Caregivers

Posted: 9/21/2012 4:05 PM by Interim HealthCare

While about half the American population takes one prescription drug a day, when it comes to elderly adults, around 50 percent take at least three drugs or more. Given the prevalence, and importance, of medication in the senior population, managing the numerous prescriptions is of the utmost importance to home health care providers, yet it can sometimes be a challenge.

Prostate Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know

Posted: 9/20/2012 1:56 PM by Interim HealthCare

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. More men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than any other type of cancer. This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 217,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the United States. While one in six men will develop prostate cancer at some point in their life, only one in 34 actually will die as a result of the disease

Keeping Your Brain Fit

Posted: 9/18/2012 1:35 PM by Interim HealthCare

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and this Friday, Sept 21st is National Wear Purple for Awareness but Alzheimer’s and dementia don’t have to be inevitable as you age. At Interim HealthCare through our unique HomeLife Enrichment® Program we strive to assist our clients in keeping their minds fit with brain fun & fitness games. Many experts now believe that you can delay, if not prevent, any mental decline by incorporating the following 10 ways of boosting your brain’s health.

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