Category: Primary Care Jacksonville

Older Adults and Cold Weather
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Older Adults and Cold Weather

The most frequent winter injuries we see are due to patients slipping and falling. Nationwide, the data show that the risk of hip fractures rises significantly in the winter because of falls on ice and snow. Unfortunately, I frequently see seniors who try to be careful by limiting their outdoor activities in the winter but...

Food Allergies & Food Sensitivity 
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Food Allergies & Food Sensitivity 

Food allergies also called food hypersensitivity is an unpleasant or dangerous immune system reaction after a certain food is eaten. Millions of people in the united states suffer with food allergies everyday and the cause is unknown. Usually symptoms are pretty self diagnosable including vomiting, rash, abdominal pain, diarrhea and tingling and itching in the...

Seasonal Allergies….Do you have them?
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Seasonal Allergies….Do you have them?

What are Allergies? Allergies, also known as allergic diseases, are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system to something in the environment that usually causes little or no problem in most people. These diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include red eyes, an...

Deprescribing Medications for Older Adults
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Deprescribing Medications for Older Adults

Many older adults take too many prescription drugs or take them at too-high doses. Prescriptions started long ago to treat temporary medical conditions somehow never get stopped. Other preventive drugs may offer little to no benefit after a certain age and bring unacceptable side effects for older users.  A movement is underway to eliminate excess medications that...

10 Light and Healthy Afternoon Snacks
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10 Light and Healthy Afternoon Snacks

It’s 3pm. Your head is bobbing above your desk. Your stomach is muttering curses. You’re daydreaming about supper. You’re in serious need of some healthy afternoon snacks. We’re not going to recommend carb-crushing cookies or grease-dripping processed fast food. What you need are light healthy afternoon snacks that can deal with your appetite and enhance...

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Getting older can seem daunting­—greying hair, wrinkles, forgetting where you parked the car.
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Getting older can seem daunting­—greying hair, wrinkles, forgetting where you parked the car.

Getting older can seem daunting­—greying hair, wrinkles, forgetting where you parked the car. All jokes aside, aging can bring about unique health issues. With seniors accounting for 12 percent of the world’s population­–and rapidly increasing to over 22 percent by 2050–it’s important to understand the challenges faced by people as they age, and recognize that...

5 Common Health Issues Seniors Face
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5 Common Health Issues Seniors Face

There are some common health issues faced by all adults  of any age. For elderly people, these health issues can have a great deal of consequence for the loved one’s health. They are already getting to a stage in life where they want and need to slow things down a little. They may also start...

Cultural Values Do Not Give Priority to Providing Services and Support for Older Adults
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Cultural Values Do Not Give Priority to Providing Services and Support for Older Adults

Despite improvements in health care that have increased the life expectancy of persons throughout the world, aging is still viewed by many Americans with fear and trepidation. Two of the most beautiful words in the English language–“nursing” and “home”–when put together in the term “nursing home” have become a symbol of fear, isolation, and suffering...