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What we learned: August edition

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Here are a few news stories we found interesting this month that will help you alter your habits and diet so you stay healthy.

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Malnutrition often affects seniors

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease, Senior Care

Seniors are more likely to experience malnutrition if their diets aren't full of vitamins and minerals, but with supplements and a healthy diet, they can avoid this.

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Prevent COPD accidents by living healthfully

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

While COPD may hold you back from some activities, it doesn't have to completely disrupt your lifestyle. Through taking precautions, you'll be able to avoid some of the risks that come with the disease.

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Should you eat tomatoes if you have arthritis?

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Foods that people believe to be good for them may contribute to certain diseases. Recently, tomatoes have been a culprit in causing gout to flare up.

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Seniors sleep better than younger people

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

Seniors get the best sleep out of all the age groups, despite not getting long naps.

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Limit fat intake for better heart health

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Trans and saturated fats can increase the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.

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Antioxidants boost immune system

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Senior Care

New research has been brought to light that might explain why seniors' bodies are more prone to sickness.

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Conversations on hospice care ease end-of-life decisions

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Hospice

Whether people have incurable diseases or they are planning for the future, they should discuss their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones.

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Lifestyle changes lead to a healthy liver

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Chronic Disease

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis can be detrimental to your health if not caught. However, with a few lifestyle changes, you'll be able to manage the disease.

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Seniors' depression overtreated with medications

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Depression

In a recent analysis, researchers reported that seniors may be receiving too many prescriptions, which calls for new methods for managing mental conditions.

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High-intensity training soothes arthritic joints

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Arthritis

Exercise offers countless health benefits, but when it comes to alleviating arthritis pain, high-intensity workouts may provide the best solution.

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Limit your coffee intake for better brain health

Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer's

Coffee boosts alertness and gives you energy, but too much of a good thing can be detrimental to your health.

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