Nuts Instead of Carbs May Be Beneficial in Diabetes

From Medscape Laurie Barclay, MD July 13, 2011 — Mixed nuts may be a good replacement for some carbohydrates in the diabetic diet, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported online June 29 in Diabetes Care. “Fat intake, especially monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), has been liberalized in diabetic diets to preserve HDL [high-density […]

Balancing Your Senior’s Meals for Maximum Benefit

Diet Tips From the Geriatric Care Manager in Oceanside What are your senior loved one’s eating habits like? Maybe he enjoys three square meals a day, always at precisely the same times. Or perhaps he prefers to have a hearty breakfast, then simply snack throughout the rest of the day. If he’s lived alone for […]

Families of Seniors in San Diego County Can Learn From Hospital Fire in India

A few weeks ago, families of Seniors in San Diego County were following a story as it unfolded halfway around the world. That Friday morning, a terrible tragedy struck a hospital in the Indian city of Calcutta, resulting in the loss of the lives of many patients. A fire that started in the basement of […]

Are You "In The Know" About the "Swine Flu" (AKA The H1N1 Flu)?

The “swine flu” is in the news a lot these days. Here’s what you need to know.

Elderly Parents In Carlsbad May Soon Enjoy Specialized Emergency Rooms

A new trend is growing in popularity among hospitals that have a special concern for serving the elderly: Emergency rooms that are specifically designed to serve seniors and accommodate their special needs. Prompted by the confusion and inefficient service that prominent hospital officials have observed in their own facilities, these special emergency rooms aim to […]