Most people know that smoking, overweight, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are all risk factors for having a myocardial infarction (heart attack). What they may not know is that some of these risk factors affect women significantly more than they affect men. In a new study, published in medical journal The BMJ, researchers [Read More]

Bruises and Blood Clots: When to Worry

Bruises and blood clots are both ways in which the body heals itself. Both can result from damage to blood vessels due to an injury. However, bruises or blood clots can signal more serious conditions. When a frail senior lives alone, there is reason to be concerned that these signals can be missed. However, if [Read More]

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In the late 1960s, San Francisco’s Chinatown-North Beach community contained a large population of elderly people, primarily immigrants from China, Italy, and the Philippines, who were unable to get the healthcare they needed. Dr William Gee, a public health dentist, created a committee to research solutions. Marie-Louise Ansak, a social worker, was hired by the [Read More]

Beacon of Life Foodstock 2019!!

We are so very excited!!   All proceeds from your donations will benefit the Monmouth County Food Bank Click on the link below to view and print the information flyer!   Beacon Pace Foodstock 2019  

11 Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

The elevated blood sugar levels associated with diabetes mellitus cause a range of complications. Between one-third and one-half of diabetics will suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage that typically affects the feet and legs. Combined with the reduced circulation that also affects diabetics, peripheral neuropathy means that even minor foot issues can [Read More]

Conflicting research studies — combined with conflicting media reports — often make truth difficult to ascertain. One issue that has been hotly debated is whether drinking coffee is bad for cardiovascular health. Several studies have claimed that coffee causes harm to the arteries. To be more specific, these studies have suggested that drinking large amounts [Read More]

Cardiovascular disease in its various forms remains the number one cause of death worldwide. According to the latest estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 18 million people will die this year from cardiovascular disease. This number accounts for approximately 31% of all deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization pointed out that heart attacks [Read More]

The United States of Aging Survey reveals a few important disparities between the concerns of seniors and those who care for them. The survey, conducted annually by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), The National Council on Aging, and UnitedHealthcare, compares the views of adults aged sixty and over with those who [Read More]

The Importance of B Vitamins

Part of staying healthy is ensuring proper nutrition. This is true at all ages, but is particularly important for older people, who may have decreased appetite or an inability to chew or swallow easily. Beacon of LIFE, in Oceanport, NJ, a government-approved PACE program, helps frail seniors get the best possible nutrition. We not only [Read More]

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