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Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Food and Health Nutrition plays an important role in preventing or managing many health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis. Food does not take the place of a doctor’s care or medication, but it can improve symptoms, and may even help decrease the amount of medication you […]

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Managing Swallowing Difficulties

Trouble swallowing, or “dysphagia,” can occur at any age, but it is most common in older adults. Some potential causes of this are a stroke, muscle disorders such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s, cancer, or damage from chronic reflux disease (heartburn). It is also very common in older adults with […]

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Managing Constipation

Constipation is an unpleasant problem that can become more common as we age. Various medications, certain health conditions, and physical ailments that decrease our ability to walk and be active can all play a role in developing constipation. Constipation can lead to severe consequences, such as fecal impaction or even […]