Kitty Wilde, RN: 1 (805) 452 3225 info@patient-advocate.com

Can sitting to much shorten your life?

(CNN) — Sitting too much will probably shorten your life. That might sound ridiculous — or obvious — depending on your perspective, but the findings don’t come from a fringe study. They come from the American Cancer Society, whose researchers studied 123,216 people’s health outcomes during a 14-year period....

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High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Stroke, sometimes called a “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off. As a result, the brain cells, deprived of the oxygen and glucose needed to survive, die. If not caught early, permanent brain damage can result. People who have high blood...

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Health risks of Brazilian Keratin Treatment

Warning: Getting Your Hair Straightened Could Endanger Your Health In a memorandum filed recently in court  — California says that state testing has shown that Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Solution contains approximately 8% formaldehyde by weight, which “is in the range typical of embalming fluid used by funeral homes.” Click...

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Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer’s Patients

Disaster situations, such as a hurricane or fire, have significant impact on everyone’s safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals with dementia. Disaster Preparedness for Alzheimer’s Patients Advance preparations • If your loved one lives in a residential facility, find out about its disaster and...

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Life Expectancy in the US Hits All-Time High

U.S. Life Expectancy Rises, While Death Rate Falls Life expectancy in the United States has hit an all-time high and is steadily climbing. Children born in 2009 will live an average of 78 years and 2 months, up from 78 years in 2008, according to preliminary data released Wednesday...

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New POLST changes as of 4-1-11

What is a POLST? Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment POLST A patient’s wishes regarding end-of-life medical interventions such as: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Levels of Comfort Care Artificially Administered Nutrition That the patient or a health care decision maker have discussed the patient’s medical condition and health care preferences and obtains...

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