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An elderly woman pulling up her sleeve to show a bruise on her arm.

What Causes Unexplained Bruises in Seniors?

You’ve been there and done it; you go to reach for something or change your clothes, and you or someone with you points out a mysterious bruise. You don’t remember bumping into something or hitting an appendage on anything, but somehow you did. Unexplained bruises are common and even more so for the senior population.…

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What is the Difference Between a CNA and a CMA?

When it comes to careers in healthcare, it’s important to differentiate between the various roles and responsibilities. Two such roles that often get confused are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs). While they do both share some similarities, such as working with patients and providing essential care, there are some key distinctions.…

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Signs of Arthritis in Hands

It’s not the most glamorous part of getting older but, unfortunately, arthritis can be a part of aging for some. Nearly one in four American adults (24% to be exact) struggle with arthritis and arthritis is the number one cause of work-related disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Therefore, it…

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How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

Since 2020, Americans seem to be experiencing a substantial increase in mental health issues, according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA). The study showed that the largest increases in mental health issues were in depressive disorders (up to 72% in 2021 compared to only 60% in 2020), anxiety disorders (up to…

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What is Mixed Dementia?

Learning you or a loved one has developed dementia can create a mixture of powerful emotions. Many often resort to sifting through an abundance of information to gain knowledge about this diagnosis, and it can quickly become an overwhelming task. At Haven Health, we feel you should be able to achieve the knowledge you need…

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What Is Incontinence?

Let’s be honest; soiling one’s pants isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. Unfortunately, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC), more than 33 million people in the United States experience urinary incontinence or an issue with their bladder. While the NAFC notes that urinary incontinence isn’t an uncommon problem, this doesn’t mean you…

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How long does cataract surgery take?

Cataracts are a condition most have heard of, but very few know about. It is often associated with the elderly, and while it is more common in the elderly, it does not discriminate against anyone, regardless of age.  So what are cataracts? A cataract occurs when the eye’s lens becomes “cloudy” or “foggy.” Things may…

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What Does Shingles Look Like?

People of all ages get rashes on their skin. Infants get diaper rash and drool rash when moisture irritates their skin. Heat rash afflicts children and adults, and allergies and medications can also cause different types of skin rashes. People may also break out in a rash if exposed to the oils in poison ivy.…

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Recognizing Substance Use in Older Adults: 5 Warning Signs

It’s common for most people to associate substance abuse with unkempt, disheveled, delinquent adolescents who hang out, party, and use illicit drugs and alcohol. This relationship has been depicted in movies, music, and conversation for decades. However, it’s uncommon for people to think of an elderly man or woman when substance abuse comes to mind.…

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