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Category: Health

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Sep 1, 2021 Just as we were on the cusp of normal, the Delta variant is showing us just how virulent COVID-19 is.  Here we are again wearing masks indoors and taking all necessary precautions.  The vaccines are proving effective in lessening symptoms and preventing hospitalizations and death in breakout cases. COVID-19 took a toll…
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COVID-19 Vaccines

Aug 27, 2021 The news has been full of stories about COVID-19 vaccines, and the possible need for booster shots or a third inoculation for some people.  Unfortunately, we are seeing a significant amount of contradictory information. How do we know which information source is accurate? As many of us use the internet to try…
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National Aviation Day

Aug 20, 2021 Yesterday, August 19, was National Aviation Day.  The holiday was established in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday as National Aviation Day. I went on my first airplane trip when I was a toddler and have flown all over the…
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Chronic Illnesses

Aug 6, 2021 People are living longer than any other time in history. Once you make it to age 65, data suggests you can expect to live another 19 years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41% of people over 65 say their health is very good or excellent. Aging has…
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Increasing Strength for Older Adults

Aug 5, 2021 Join SeniorCare’s Registered Dietician, Deb Davidson for a Zoom session to discuss how to maintain muscle and ways to increase protein in your diet on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 1:30pm. Call 978-865-3571 for information and to reserve your space and receive the Zoom login information. Muscles support physical strength and power.…
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Dental Health

Jul 30, 2021 Life expectancy has reached record highs thanks to medical advances, technology and people taking better care of themselves. When we think of and consider steps to take to care of ourselves, it’s easy to think of exercise, eating well, and even meditation and mindfulness these days. But oral health is often overlooked.…
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I Am More – Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2021 You are invited to the first Cape Ann exhibit of “I Am More: Massachusetts,” 20 new portraits and essays from around the state addressing how we are more than mental illness, addiction, disability, diagnosis, poverty, abuse, and persecution. The portrait subjects come from all parts of the state and range in age…
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Blood Donors Urgently Needed

Jul 23, 2021 I entered the Army right after high school.  During my five-plus years in the service, I got into the habit of donating blood at least four times a year.  My military units would schedule blood drive days, and would give us the day off if we gave blood.  It was a great…
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Hydration During a Heat Wave

Jul 9, 2021 The weather has been crazy for the last couple of weeks.  Temperature variations from the fifties to the nineties from day to day.  I, personally, want to thank Willis Carrier, the inventor of modern air conditioning, for his brilliant work in 1902.  Any time the weather is extreme and out of the…
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Month (2021)

Jun 4, 2021 June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, and was launched 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations.  Elder abuse is a largely hidden and growing problem in the United States. It is…
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