National Woman’s Check-up Day (May 8th): What Exams Should Your Mom be Getting and How Often

Each year on the second Monday in May, the U.S. Department of Health holds National Woman's Check-up Day. On this day, women are urged to go for a check-up. Has your mom been for a check-up lately? If you're not sure, now's the time to talk about scheduling one. During that medical appointment, make sure your mom's physician is running the following exams. Blood Pressure Blood pressure is usually one of the first tests your mom's doctor will run each year. High blood ... Read more

Understanding the Link Between Diabetes and Oral Health

Elder Care in Plainview NY When it comes to elder care and diabetes, the more you know the better. Having diabetes puts your elderly loved one at greater risk for gum disease. But what many caregivers may not know is, some serious forms of gum disease may also lead to the progression of diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. If your loved one has diabetes, he or she has an increased risk for gum disease, like gingivitis and periodontitis. Having diabetes causes a ... Read more