Healthcare Information

Benefits of Wearing a Cloth Face Covering

The CDC has recommended wearing a face mask or a cloth face covering in public settings, especially in settings were social distancing is difficult, such as grocery stores. While everyone should always try to maintain a proper six feet from people to create social distance, read below about the benefits of wearing a cloth face…

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Recognizing Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

If you’re living with asthma or allergies, then you know firsthand how staying up-to-date on the latest news can be an important step in helping you better manage your symptoms. But for the more than 7.7 million Americans who have asthma and 24 million who have allergies, keeping up with that information is a struggle.…

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How to Protect Yourself & Others

During this uncertain time, it’s important to take all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Protect yourself and help protect other with these quick tips:

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Looking to the Future: A Guide for Caregivers

Special thanks to our friend Sharon Wagner of SeniorFriendly for contributing this exclusive article for our Bridgeway readers! When you’re taking care of a loved one, every moment matters. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you have a plan for the future. Often, in-home caregiving situations have an expiration date. Needs grow too…

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Honoring World Tuberculosis Day

Each day, over 4,000 people lose their lives to Tuberculosis (TB )and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. We aim to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Ban Family Visits To Protect Elderly Residents

Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are banning family members from visiting their elderly as a protection against spreading the coronavirus virus. Seniors are the most susceptible population to this virus due to their weak immune immune systems. Moreover, many seniors already suffer from one or more underlying diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart issues.  …

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks difficult to do. For people…

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Everyday Self-Care for Seniors on a Budget

This article is specifically for our Bridgeway readers courtesy of Sheila Olsen from Fit Shelia.   It’s never too late to make changes to your daily routine, especially if it will result in a healthier you and more vibrant golden years. If you handle the modifications carefully, you’ll avoid any shocks to your system or…

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month !

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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