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Communication with your primary care provider

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There is strong evidence that effective communication between you and your primary care provider (whether you see a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) is essential for healthy aging. When the doctor-patient relationship works, patients experience better health outcomes.  Why is good communication with important? Research shows when patients are happier and reassured, they understand […]

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Healthy Aging = Living Longer

Part 2: Implications of Aging

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The major implication of healthy aging is that we live longer. That is a good outcome, however, living longer means that we increase in age and older age brings with it an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases. We all know that aging causes wrinkles and gray hair but what else is considered […]

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Tips for Healthy Aging

Part 1: 6 Tips for Aging Well

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We know it’s not just about living longer; it’s about enjoying a healthier and happier extended life. To do this, you need to take care of your physical, mental, and cognitive health. Check out our top tips for healthy aging: 1. Watch what you eat and drink While it may seem like common sense, maintaining […]

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Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month

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Stay healthy as you age! It’s never to late to make changes which can improve your health, and your life. We have created this three part series to help you and those around you learn more about aging well: Part 1: 6 Tips for Aging Well Part 2: Implications of Aging Part 3: Healthy Aging […]

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Staying healthy and having fun at the Iowa State Fair

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The 2022 Iowa State Fair is right around the corner! The staff at Exemplar Care loves the Iowa State Fair  and here are five things that we do not want to miss this year: Record Setting Fun: There will be a Guinness World Record Attempt on Saturday, August 20th for the largest corn hole tournament. […]

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Take time to relax to improve your quality of life

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“Sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is relax.” Mark Black Exploring relaxation can help you give yourself a mental break when you are stressed. Stress has been linked to many health conditions, from heart problems to dementia, so using relaxation techniques can boost your overall well-being and improve your quality of life.  How […]

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Woman with ear pain

How do you know if ear pain is serious enough to see a doctor?

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Earache is a common problem, particularly in children. It can be worrying, but it’s usually caused by a minor infection and will often get better in a few days without treatment.  What are the signs and symptoms of earache? Earache can be a sharp, dull, or burning pain in the ear that comes and goes […]

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Girl Drinking Water

Drink Water and Stay Hydrated

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Drinking plenty of water is a simple yet vital part of maintaining good health. If you don’t drink enough water each day, you risk becoming dehydrated. Warning signs of dehydration include weakness, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, or urine that’s dark in color. Water has no calories, so it can also help with managing body […]

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Sun Safety: Keep the Sun Fun

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Make the most of your summertime fun by staying safe in the sun! Incorporate these simple sunscreen, hat, and hydration tips into your everyday routine to protect yourself in hot and sunny conditions.   Festivals, pools, backyard BBQs – oh my! It’s the season for summertime celebrations.   But nothing can put summertime fun on ice like […]

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Top Health Concerns for Men

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June is Men’s Health Month – a time to raise awareness of preventable medical issues and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men.  Studies show that men are less likely to seek healthcare than women and often experience health difficulties that can go unnoticed or neglected. As such, men tend to have higher […]

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