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Anyone age 65 and older can experience greater severity in symptoms and complications from influenza—and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults accounted for roughly 60-80 percent of flu-related deaths in recent years.
The table is set, and the turkey is carved. Your family is all at the table—for most of us, that’s a rarity. So what will be the topic of conversation with the multiple generations sitting at your table for Thanksgiving Dinner? In honor of National Family Health History Day, consider using this opportunity to discuss the chronic conditions that affect or have affected your loved ones and relatives.
Diabetes impacts approximately 30 million people in the United States. More than a quarter of those individuals are 65 and older, making this a serious health concern for the elderly population. World Diabetes Day 2016 is meant to bring awareness to the vulnerable populations worldwide who battle diabetes every day.
In honor of Veterans Day, Signify Health salutes veterans of our armed forces and the commitment and sacrifices they’ve made to protect our nation.
Simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s. There are more than 47 million people worldwide suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The month of November is dedicated to raising awareness and inspiring action. Knowing the early signs of dementia and taking a proactive role in keeping your brain healthy can help you reduce your risk.