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A Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is one of the leading threats to a woman’s health. In fact, women have unique risk factors for heart disease that men do not share. These factors include gestational hypertension, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and polycystic ova...

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How to Overcome Common Medication Adherence Barriers

Medication adherence has always been a challenge for most seniors. In fact, most non-adherence result in potential harm to seniors and increased healthcare costs. If this is the case for your senior loved one, you must contact their doctor to underst...

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Self-Care for Caregivers: Know How to Prevent Stress

During this unprecedented time, caregivers are on the front lines providing home health services and comfort for elderly patients. As first responders, they often experience stress due to fatigue, heavy workload, and responding to emergency situation...

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How to Care for People with Dementia During COVID-19

Caring for a senior loved one with dementia poses many challenges, but throw in a global pandemic, and even the most experienced health services in Illinois will find it challenging. If you are caring for someone with dementia, it is important to kno...

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What is Addison’s Disease?

Addison’s disease, also referred to as “adrenal insufficiency,” is an unusual disorder that happens when the body doesn’t produce enough of a certain hormone to continue functioning normally. In the case of Addison’s disease, the adrenal gl...

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Causes and Risk Factors of GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when stomach acid frequently flows back into the tube that connects your mouth to your stomach (esophagus). When we swallow, a circular band located around the bottom of the esophagus called the lower es...

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