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Catawba Valley Medical Center Celebrates 50 Years!

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It started as a controversial idea in 1962. Building a hospital to serve the needs of the most vulnerable citizens,

Tips for Eating Well as You Age

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Eating well is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are. But for seniors, the benefits of a

Keep Moving – Advice for Happy Retirement

For most people, retirement is a time to slow down and relax, but the best way to stay healthy is

Colorectal Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

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March is colorectal cancer awareness month and, if you’re over 50 or if you’re younger than 50 but have a

Don’t Be Blindsided By Glaucoma

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. According to Dr. James W. Harris of Graystone Eye, Glaucoma is one of the leading causes

5 Things to Carry With You After a Heart Event

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Once you recover from a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, you may be wondering if you’ll experience another.

Staying Safe at Home

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Some of the things we use every day are potential hazards. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Avoid Confusion: Make Your Wishes Known Now

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Although it is a subject many individuals choose to avoid, it is extremely important to discuss your wishes for the

Tips for Better Medication Organization

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The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reports that nearly half of older adults who have caregivers take between five

Sleeping Well As You Age

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Getting a good night’s sleep may become more difficult as we age. According to the National Sleep Foundation, older adults

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