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 […]

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.

How to Solve the Alzheimer’s Puzzle: Marijuana?

Cannabis Displays Surprising Results for Alzheimer’s Patients The increase in attention given to marijuana in the medical field has led to all sorts of controversies, myths, and legitimate reports of beneficial qualities. Sorting out the hype from the facts is hardly ever easy, but you can find a few sufferers from nearly every disease imaginable […]

In-Home Care for Seniors Helps Reduce Risk Of Dangerous Conditions

It’s summertime, and the living is easy. That is, except in warm climates where dehydration is a real concern. As we age, declining kidney function and our inability to recognize thirst both contribute to increased risk of dehydration. Not only that, but those who have a difficult time getting around are a lot less likely […]