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Talking About Walking

Jul 15, 2021 — For years, doctors have emphasized that walking is a perfect type of exercise for older adults. A good exercise program includes aerobic, muscle strengthening, and balance activities. Walking is a great way to get all three, and here are some studies to help us make our walking workout even better: Pick up the pace, and... Read More

Prediabetes Is a Wake-Up Call

Jul 1, 2021 — As experts studied the risk factors for serious illness stemming from COVID-19, they found that certain underlying health conditions make it more likely that a patient will have serious complications. Diabetes is one of those conditions. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) explained that while having diabetes doesn’t raise a person’s risk of being infected with... Read More

Things to Talk About During Your Father’s Day Call

Jun 1, 2021 — Looking for a great topic of conversation for your Father’s Day call? June is Men’s Health Month, and there’s a lot to discuss! As the pandemic is slowly winding down, many of us are taking assessment of our health. Older loved ones may have been sheltering in place for months, and they may have been... Read More

Immunize Older Adults Against Fraud With a Dose of Information

Feb 1, 2021 — Con artists often take advantage of events in the news as they create bogus schemes to part us from our money. And what has been a bigger news story than the COVID-19 pandemic?  Scammers have been busy. They’ve been selling phony preventative and treatment cures, masks with impossible powers, and useless disinfection devices. As soon... Read More

Census 2020: Have You Been Counted?

Jul 7, 2020 — So many events have been affected by this year’s coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 election will be more complicated, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year, and countless planned events were canceled. The 2020 Census has also been impacted by the pandemic. Some of the dates have been extended, with the U.S. Census Bureau... Read More

Family Caregiver Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 1, 2020 — Now that most of us have been practicing social distancing for over a month, it’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. People who still must work around others — healthcare workers, grocery workers, mail carriers, bus drivers — are all heroes, and let’s not forget to honor and thank... Read More

Could Your Loved One Have an Anxiety Disorder?

Apr 15, 2020 — These days, it seems like we have a lot to worry about! The coronavirus outbreak, politics, the stock market, added to our usual worries about health, money, perhaps the problems of other family members … we can all be excused for being fretful. But chronic worrying might be a sign of an anxiety disorder, and... Read More

How’s Your Handwashing Technique?

Apr 1, 2020 — It’s always a good idea to practice proper handwashing technique, and most of us know we should do it. Handwashing lowers the risk of many types of diseases. But with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, there’s a new emphasis on this very important way to stop the spread of the disease, which is especially dangerous for... Read More

Last-Minute Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey

Nov 17, 2019 — Thanksgiving, the first of the winter holidays, is a time to enjoy fellowship with family and friends, thinking about the things for which we are grateful. And as we sit down around the table, we will usually hear expressions of gratitude for a delicious turkey dinner with all the side dishes our families love—the traditional... Read More

October 15 Is Global Handwashing Day

Oct 15, 2019 — Did you get your flu shot yet? Older adults are more likely to get the flu, and they’re at higher risk of dangerous side effects from the disease. Geriatricians say that immunization is their best chance at avoiding getting the flu. But there are other ways we can avoid getting the flu and spreading it.... Read More