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Putnam Ridge Health Tips

National Nutrition Month

“Eat Right, Bite by Bite!” March is National Nutrition Month! We encourage everyone to focus on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits....

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Salt Is Essential For Your Health, But Too Much Can Be Dangerous

Salt is essential for our daily health, but too much can lead to serious illnesses. For example, high amounts can eventually lead to high blood pressure. And, if not controlled — your hypertension can further lead to chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory distress and obesity. Of course, cutting…...

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Honoring Low Vision Awareness Month

By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, the number of Americans who have visual impairments is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing, which makes everyday tasks…...

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Now Hiring!

Putnam Ridge is hosting a job fair on March 4th and March 12 from 2-6pm! We are looking for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and housekeeping. Interested? Join us at 46 Mt. Ebo Road North, Brewster, NY. Can’t make it? Email your interest to drasulo@putnamridge.com...

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Medications That Seniors Need To Use With Great Caution

Certain medications need to be used with great caution by senior citizens. The fact is that for most seniors, their bodies do not work as efficiently as when they were younger. In addition, many seniors may be already taking a number of drugs to control chronic health conditions. Therefore, it’s…...

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Snacking Is The American Pastime, Do It The Healthy Way

Snacking is the American pastime. Americans love to snack — morning, noon, night — indeed, anytime is the right time to snack. Snacking is perhaps even more popular than Football and Baseball. But, the key is to do it the right way and avoid chronic diseases. This is especially true…...

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Recreational Therapy Month

Recreational Therapy Month raises awareness about the positive and pivotal impact of therapeutic recreation programs and services in improving health and well-being. Over the years, recreational therapy has become an important component of quality patient care....

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Coronavirus: What You Need To Know About This Deadly Virus

Coronavirus is one of the major stories in the news over the past few weeks and deservedly so. It has global health authorities and the U.S. government on high alert. Indeed, President Trump has set up a special task force, led by HHS Secretary Azar to coordinate all methods to…...

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Multiple Drugs Taken By Seniors Pose Huge Problems If Not Monitored

Multiple drugs taken by senior citizens can lead to huge problems if not monitored. Researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH), calculate that 50 percent of adults between the ages of 70 and 79 take at least five prescription drugs-daily. And an additional 10 to 20 percent are taking…...

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid…...

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