From the monthly archives:

June 2013

Dehydration

by Lois Etienne on June 29, 2013

in Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet According to at least one study, dehydration is at least partially responsible for up to 48 percent of senior hospitalizations. If left untreated, dehydration can lead to severe cramping and muscle contractions, convulsions and even death. Seniors are particularly sensitive to dehydration for a variety of reasons. These include: Decreased ability to feel thirst: [...]

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West Nile Virus

by Lois Etienne on June 22, 2013

in Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Did you know that West Nile has been present in WA State since 2006? West Nile virus is almost always spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. The risk of getting West Nile virus is very low, but people over 50 years of age have the highest risk of serious illness. [...]

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