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Posts By: Cesar Quililan, M.D.

Since 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has taken place every October to educate people about breast cancer, specifically how women can protect themselves from it by focusing on early detection. Everywhere you look throughout the month, you can expect to see pink, the official color of this important effort, from pink ribbons and pink…


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Remember, from our last blog, “Feel Better As You Age By Exercising,” your purpose for exercising is to stay healthy enough to continue participating in the activities you enjoy, which is why we focus on aerobics, strength, balance and flexibility. Each of these directly affect your ability to be independent and move around. Aerobic Health…


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As we age, our bodies naturally go through quite a few changes, many of which we all wish we could avoid. Well, there is actually a “fountain of youth” that many people 65 and older take advantage of to slow down the aging process and feel better well into their eighties and nineties. It’s called…


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Categories:  General Health

A third of seniors suffer from foot problems, and 75 percent of the population has experienced foot pain at some point. These statistics show foot pain can affect anyone regardless of age, but for seniors it’s especially important to practice proper foot care. Your feet change as you age. They expand and lengthen as you…


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Categories:  General Health

Did you know that waiting too long between meals can increase your risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions? According to a new report by the American Heart Association (AHA), the timing of meals may play an important role in your overall health. Snacking and skipping meals have become more common, but this can…


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Categories:  MetroHealth News

Seniors and the Holiday Blues

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time of year, but for some seniors grappling with loss, health problems or certain fears, the holidays can be a difficult time. If you or someone you love is experiencing holiday depression, here are some signs to look for, what caregivers can do and ways family members…


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Could a game-changing drug for Alzheimer’s disease be on the horizon? According to a recent study published in the journal Nature, it may be a possibility. The study, funded by Biogen, a Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company that has developed an Alzheimer’s drug called aducanumab, involved 165 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Participants in the…


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In Florida, temperatures can increase to the high 90s or even reach the low 100s during the summer. While the warm weather presents plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, it also can pose a health risk for seniors. Here are the biggest summer health risks and what you can do to stay safe. Heat…


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Every year, nearly 800,000 people suffer from stroke, a serious neurological condition that occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is restricted, causing cell death that leads to lack of memory and muscle control. Stroke affects thousands of Americans every year, but there’s so much more we can do to prevent it…


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Nearly 15 million Americans experience depression each year. We tend to think of depression as a young person’s disease — maybe because the median age for the development of the disorder is 32 years old. However, depression can affect anyone at any age, including seniors. According to the American Psychological Association, 20 percent of individuals…


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