Feb. 23 & 24th — Successful Aging Expo

Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, February 23rd and 24th, 9 AM to 3 PM, for the U-T San Diego Successful Aging Expo. FREE ENTRY! ($3 parking) PRIZE GIVEAWAYS! FREE SEMINARS! FREE FOOD SAMPLES! Now in its fourth year, the U-T San Diego’s popular Successful Aging Expo is Saturday and Sunday, February 23rd and …

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Even Small Amounts of Lead can be Harmful

Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. Even when exposed to small amounts of …

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Breast Cancer Risk May Be Linked to Toxic Environmental Factors

You wouldn’t take a bath in paint thinner or breathe gas fumes for fun, but small “everyday” doses aren’t OK either. A big report on breast cancer and environmental toxins has terrific advice. Didn’t get to read all 300 pages? We YOU Docs dug in for you to get the key stuff on protecting you …

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Remote Elder Care still requires action

The opportunities for remotely monitoring the health of patients is growing. There is more publicity about heart monitors, etc and the daily updates to doctors offices for the quick review and easy adjustment of medication for patients. Business Week (Nov. 16) describes a patient who weighs himself and takes his blood pressure; daily the medical …

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Falls Are Number One Cause of Home Injury

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control states that falls are the number one cause of home injury and there are studies that suggest that environmental factors play a significant role in those numbers. The second most common home injury is burns, primarily from fires. Poisoning is the third most common, mainly occurring with …

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The Green House Project

Developed by Dr. William Thomas and rooted in the tradition of the Eden Alternative, the Green House Project is a model for cultural change in long-term nursing home environments. The residence is designed to be a home for six to ten elders. It blends architecturally with neighboring homes, includes vibrant outdoor space and appealing interior …