Catawba Valley Medical Center Celebrates 50 Years!


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


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


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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