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Mental Wellness

Does someone you care for seem sad all the time?

Feeling sad or blue from time to time is normal, but if it lasts for more than a few days it may be depression, a medical condition that can be treated. Here are ways you can help find relief.

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Mental Wellness

Depression and Older Adults

8 warning signs, and steps to take to help your loved one.

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Veterans Health

VNSNY Veterans Program

Learn about VNSNY's Veterans Home Health Care Program

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General Health

Simple Ways to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

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LGBTQ+ Health

The LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights

The LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights is a critical piece of health care information that empowers you to take responsibility for your health.

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Nutrition & Food Security

10 Facts Not Everyone Knows About Food

How many of these do you know?

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Nutrition & Food Security

Know Your Numbers for a Healthy Heart

These numbers can help you determine your health--and your risk for heart disease.

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Nutrition & Food Security

The Way to Heart Healthy Meals

Planning a heart-healthy diet means knowing which foods to eat more of and which foods to avoid.

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Nutrition & Food Security

Are you drinking enough water?

Water is essential for keeping your body working normally. It helps you stay hydrated and removes waste.

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Nutrition & Food Security

Eating Patterns at the End of Life

When someone is dying, it is natural for his or her appetite to decrease, and even disappear, over time.

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General Health

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Here are some tips to help you relax and get a full night's rest.

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General Health

Are you ready for the flu season?

There is no cure for the flu so it is important that you take steps to avoid getting sick.

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General Health

Facts About Diabetes

Learn the risks for developing diabetes, and improve your chances of preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes.

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General Health

Facts About High Blood Pressure

Is your blood pressure normal or high? How do you find out? Can you do anything to prevent developing high blood pressure—or cure it.

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General Health

Tips for Managing Your Medications Safely

Taking your medications is an important part of helping you to stay healthy. There are three key things to remember.

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General Health

Controlling your blood pressure, step by step

Find out about the many simple things you can do to control your blood pressure and look and feel better.

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General Health

Controlling your blood pressure, step by step

Find out about the many simple things you can do to control your blood pressure and look and feel better.

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Senior Health

10 Tips to Help Avoid Falling in Your Home

Taking these steps can help reduce your risk of falling and help you live safely in the comfort of your own home.

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Senior Health

11 Safety Tips for Taking Good Care of Your Family

There are some important rules that can help you keep your family safe and healthy.

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Senior Health

Home Safety for People with Memory Loss

Sometimes, people with memory loss (particularly thosewith dementia and Alzheimer’s) can get confused—even in their own homes.

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Senior Health

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Hot weather can increase your risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration.

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Senior Health

Understanding Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bedsores, can result when there is constant pressure against the skin.

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Senior Health

4 Practical Ways to Prepare for the End of Life

When your loved one is near the end of life, taking care of these practical tasks can help you focus on other things when the time comes.

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Senior Health

8 Easy Steps for Good Mouth Care

Good mouth care can increase comfort and may boost your loved one's appetite.

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Senior Health

A Guide to Grooming a Bedbound Person

Grooming is something you can do to comfort your loved one and boost their self-esteem.

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Senior Health

Choosing foods When It’s Hard to Swallow

Hospice patients commonly experience difficulty swallowing.

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Senior Health

Eating Patterns at the End of Life

Changes in appetite and eating patterns at the end of life can be worrying for caregivers, but such changes are a natural part of the dying process.

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Senior Health

Facts About Methadone

Your hospice physician may prescribe methadone because it is one of the most effective pain relief medications available.

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Senior Health

The Comfort Pack

Your hospice nurse may suggest that you have on hand a small supply of medications that can relieve specific symptoms, so you don’t have to wait for delivery.

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Senior Health

The Physical Signs of Death

Many families wonder about end-of-life signs and worry about the physical changes that will occur in the days and hours before death.

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Senior Health

Tips for Breathing Easier

Shortness of breath affects some people with advanced illness.

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Senior Health

When Someone You Love Is Dying

Nothing can prepare you for the emotional turmoil of saying goodbye to a loved one. Yet the end of life can also bring peace despite grief.

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