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February 2017

NEWS YOU CAN USE

BY COMFORT KEEPERS®

February is not only the "Month of Love", it is also American Heart Month. Comfort Keepers of Johns Creek wishes you all of the desires of your (healthy) heart.

Heart disease is still the #1 cause of death and in this issue, we provide insights on heart attacks in addition to why routine eye exams and cancer screenings are important to senior care.

As always, we hope to educate and guide you to resources that will aid families in need of care. 

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Types of Heart Attacks, Related Conditions - and Warning Signs

https://ih.constantcontact.com/vol9/comfortkeepers/jan17_sign.jpgYour heart muscle needs oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or completely cut off. This happens because coronary arteries supplying the heart muscle with blood flow can gradually become narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances that together are called plaque.
 
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What Routine Eye Exams Can Reveal About Your Health

https://ih.constantcontact.com/vol9/comfortkeepers/jan17_exam.jpgRegular eye exams are even more important as you reach your senior years. After turning 60, several eye diseases may develop that can permanently affect your vision. A comprehensive dilated eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is necessary to find eye diseases early, when treatment to prevent vision loss proves most effective.


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Cancer Screenings for Seniors: An Ongoing Controversy

https://ih.constantcontact.com/vol9/comfortkeepers/jan17_screen.jpgAs people grow older, certain medical conditions are likely to develop. This is especially true of cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among those 65 years and older, and its occurrence increases with age. Screening means checking your body for cancer before you have symptoms. Malignancies respond to treatment more effectively when discovered and diagnosed in the early stages of development, which is you may opt to get screened regularly for various types of cancer.

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About Us

Comfort Keepers of Johns Creek provides quality in-home care to residents of North Fulton and Gwinnett Counties.

Our special style of "Interactive Care" services are designed to help those in need when their love ones are unable to be there.

We are ready to provide the right mix of loving, professional in-home care services for you and your family.

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AGENCY NEWS

Greg JohnsonJoin us as we congratulate our Agency Director, Greg Johnson, on his new position as the
Chaplain & Historian for The Gwinnett Council for Seniors.

   Gwinnett Council for Seniors

 

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The American Optometric Association recommends annual eye examinations for everyone over age 60.

About every 43 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a heart attack, and it is estimated that about 1 million Americans have a heart attack each year.

 

Seniors over age 65 account for 60% of newly diagnosed cancers. Also, 70% of cancer-related deaths occur among the senior population.

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