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Diet for Osteoporosis

A diet to maintain bone health should focus on adequate, high quality protein and foods high in vitamins and minerals necessary for bone rebuilding. High-quality protein A vegetarian diet is associated with a lower risk of osteoporosis because animal protein … Continue reading

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Common Changes with Aging, A Chinese View on Aging, Safety Concerns, Aging Gracefully, Death and Dying

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Safety Concerns with Aging (From Autumn 2008 newsletter)

The major safety concerns for older people relate to the physical and functional changes they are experiencing, changes in family life, and often an increase in medications.  One area of particular concern is falls.  Seventy percent of fall-related deaths occur … Continue reading

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Death and Dying (From Autumn 2008 newsletter)

Death is defined medically as the irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory function and all functions of the entire brain.  There are many possible signs that precede death: increasing periods of sleep or disorientation and confusion; decreasing food/fluid intake and … Continue reading

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A Chinese View on Aging (From Autumn 2008 newsletter)

In Chinese thought, there are two types of Kidney essence: the pre-natal essence that a person is born with, and the post-natal essence that can be obtained from food. The Chinese view the process of aging essentially as the gradual … Continue reading

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Common Changes with Aging (From Autumn 2008 newsletter)

This issue will continue my series on prevention and will focus on the physical, mental, and emotional changes commonly associated with natural aging.  No one knows exactly why we age.  There are many theories: genetically set cell death; the accumulation … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully (From Autumn 2008 newsletter)

Aging, especially in the US,  is often thought of as a time of  loss: loss of social role, income, friends and family, and/or health.  Although there is a certain amount of physical decline with aging, many people continue to live … Continue reading

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