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Posts By: Beatriz Arango, P.A.

Having a stroke is one of the scariest and most life-altering medical issues you can suffer because it attacks your brain. And it does so suddenly, with little warning. A stroke is caused by a loss of blood to the brain that happens when there’s an obstruction in the blood supply or a blood vessel…


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While there is a lot of scientific debate and still much to be discovered regarding why we sleep and what happens when we’re sleeping, there’s one thing we can all agree on: sleep is important. And while we may not understand everything about sleep, we know that a lack of sleep can cause problems, including…


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Categories:  General Health

Apparently, tweets, Instagram filters and Facebook updates aren’t just for millennials. According to recent research, social media and other technology can have a positive impact on seniors’ well-being. This shouldn’t be entirely surprising. According to market research, nearly 83 percent of baby boomers (which includes seniors) belong to at least one social media site. But…


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Categories:  General Health

About 41 percent of seniors age 60 to 69 use some form of alternative or complementary medicine, including herbal therapies, according to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) data. Herbal supplements, which include ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort, ginseng and echinacea, may have some advertised health benefits, but they also may lead to adverse…


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Categories:  MetroHealth News

About one-third of Americans age 65 to 74 and half of Americans over age 75 have some form of hearing loss, but according to one recent study their ears may not be to blame. Researchers discovered that it may in fact be the brain that affects hearing as you age. The study, conducted by researchers…


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Categories:  MetroHealth News

Florida’s hurricane season ends on Nov. 30, but as we’ve seen with Hurricane Matthew, it’s critical to be prepared. Matthew caused millions of dollars in damage, left more than 1 million people without power, led to flash-flooding and caused four deaths throughout the state. Unfortunately, some residents do not take hurricane warnings as seriously as…


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As the old saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But according to recent research, that may not be entirely true. Though it’s harder for the brain to learn a new skill as you age, several studies show that taking on this challenge can lead to improved memory function and brain health….


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Unfortunately, death is a part of life. We all have either dealt with losing a loved one or will experience this as we age. For an elderly spouse, who has spent nearly a lifetime with the same person, the grieving process can be especially challenging. But there are several ways to cope and deal with…


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A transportation bill signed into law in early April could pave the way for driverless cars in Florida. Driverless, or self-driving cars, use technology to control a vehicle. Advocates of these cars say they could help the elderly and people with disabilities maintain some of their mobility and freedom. Still, there are several things to…


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Compared to our neighbors in the north, winters are pretty mild here in the Sunshine State. Though temperatures may start to feel more mild during the day, our nights are still chilly. As the temperature drops, there are several health care and safety considerations, particularly for older adults. Seniors have a higher likelihood of health…


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