Tips for Holiday Trips With Seniors

MONDAY, Dec. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If you plan to travel with an elderly relative this holiday season, don’t leave things to chance, an expert on geriatric medicine says. “Simply traveling long-distance to visit relatives can become increasingly stressful as individuals age,” said Dr. Angela Catic, an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s…

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Reading Aloud Can Be a Memory Booster

MONDAY, Dec. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Want to remember certain information? Try reading it out loud. A new study finds that improves your chances of remembering it. Canadian researchers asked 95 people to remember written information in four different ways: reading the information silently; hearing someone else read it; listening to a recording of…

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Staying Warm, Cozy and Safe by the Fire

SUNDAY, Dec. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Holiday gatherings might not seem complete without a warm crackling fire, but when a get-together includes kids, safety needs to be on everyone’s mind. First of all, a window should be cracked open to provide proper ventilation whenever a fire is burning, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics.…

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Tips for Poison-Free Holidays

FRIDAY, Dec. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Though the threat of accidental poisoning rises during the holidays, you can take steps to lower that risk, poison control experts say. “The holidays are an exciting time of the year, but present a host of opportunities for poisonings to occur,” said Stephen Kaminski, CEO and executive director…

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