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Game play for seniors – how technology changes in-home care and fitness

February 18, 2013

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Technology has been both a blessing and curse. Technology gave us cell phones, but in doing so, technology also took away our ability to remember phone numbers. Technology gave us the Internet, but at the expense of good old fashioned face-to-face interaction. I can’t find many things to not like about the new gaming consoles […]

Protect those around you with good respiratory etiquette

January 7, 2013

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January is often the peak time for the flu season in Texas, and it’s not too late to get a flu shot and take other common sense steps to protect yourself from illness. Flu is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, releasing the contagious virus into the air. People with flu can transmit […]

Undernutrition and the elderly, why do we care and what can we do about it? | BrightStar Downtown Houston

December 31, 2012

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We care about undernutrition in the elderly because each of us can make a difference in the lives of family and friends. Our bodies are very complex systems and a lack of nutrition means they don’t function properly.  Undernutrition makes infections worse because the body lacks anti-oxidants (to mop up harmful free radicals) and the […]

Promoting Winter Safety for Seniors | downtown-houston

December 27, 2012

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Baby it’s cold outside and in some parts of the country we have  dangerous temperatures and slippery conditions.  It’s even cold in Houston With family members of all ages, shapes and sizes getting together for what should be a joyous occasion, here are a few ways family visits can go off without a hitch despite […]

Signs an older relative may need more help | BrightStar downtown-houston

December 4, 2012

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The holidays are a wonderful time for families to gather and reminisce.  If we have elder members with us, the holidays can also be a good time to assess whether there is additional help to keep them happy, healthy and safe this coming year. As you visit with them look for indicators signs there are […]

Hospital leaders, clinicians misjudge care quality

September 6, 2012

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Like us on Facebook. We can help you stay out of the hospital – see below. Amid calls to improve care, a new study suggests physicians and nurses may give themselves higher marks than they deserve for care quality for hospital patients prior to a serious complication, Reuters Health reported. After examining 47 patient records, Dutch […]

Do you ask yourself “how can I ever get through this?” Part 3, fear and worry. | BrightStar Downtown Houston

August 5, 2012

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The stress on a family caregiver can be immense and the tendency can be to focus on getting the job done and not take the time to examine the feelings and frustrations we feel.  As we focus on the job at hand we can begin to feel loneliness, boredom, fear and worry and a loss […]