Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except [Read More]

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affecting the colon, also known as the large intestine. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease comprise what is known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The most common time for people to be diagnosed with ulcerative colitis is in their 20s, but the second most common time is [Read More]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. Wishing you a harvest of blessings, good health, and good times. Happy Thanksgiving!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death around the world. In the US, half of all male deaths are caused by heart disease. The last few decades have seen the development of powerful new drugs to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease: statins control cholesterol and triglycerides; new blood thinners and blood pressure medications, [Read More]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

As we age, we tend to experience increasing aches and pains, especially in the morning or on cold or rainy days. We also face a greater likelihood of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis, just to name a few. However, one of the most frightening issues for most seniors to deal [Read More]

Keeping Fragile Skin Healthy

November is National Healthy Skin Month, and in its honor, we are happy to present you with help on keeping senior skin healthy. First of all, it remains true avoiding smoking, and using sunscreen and moisturizers remain important for skin health as people grow older. However, senior skin requires special attention because of the way [Read More]

Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

Steps to Take to Prevent Falls

One out of every four senior citizens will fall this year. And the consequences of that fall can be quite serious. In fact, the most common way for a senior citizen to lose their ability to live independently is through a fall. At Beacon of LIFE, a government-approved PACE program in Oceanport, NJ, all participants [Read More]

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory, [Read More]

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