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Men Get Osteoporosis, Too!

May 15, 2022 — May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones gradually thin and weaken. Many people mistakenly believe that the disease is only a health concern of women. While it’s true that more women than men develop the disease, men are not immune. This misconception can lead men to miss out on diagnosis... Read More

Faster Stroke Treatment Is Everyone’s Job

May 2, 2022 — May is National Stroke Awareness Month. During this month, the emphasis is on ways to lower the risk of stroke and the latest research on stroke treatment. And when it comes to stroke survival and recovery, fast treatment is of highest importance. Research continues to pinpoint ways our medical organizations and first responders can speed... Read More

Does Aging Mean We Should Slow Down? Evolution Says No!

Apr 15, 2022 — The old cliché is that older adults should take it easy—maybe even take to their rocking chairs. Today, we know how wrong that is! “It’s a widespread idea in Western societies that as we get older, it’s normal to slow down, do less, and retire,” said Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel E. Lieberman. In fact, he said, the reverse is true: “As we get older, it becomes even... Read More

Should April Fool’s Day Be a Health Holiday?

Apr 1, 2022 — Doctors from the University of Cambridge in the UK have been studying ways that older adults can cope with the stresses the pandemic has brought us during the past two years. The research team suggested a number of resources, including online socialization, gardening and meditation—and laughter. We could all use a laugh these days, couldn’t... Read More

How Can We Avoid Spreading Health Misinformation?

Mar 15, 2022 — Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been experiencing another epidemic—this one of misinformation! Spreading unsubstantiated rumors is never a good thing, and in the case of health information, it can be life-threatening. For most of us, it feels good to know we’re sharing factual, accurate information—but how can we be sure we really are? “Health... Read More

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day—In Moderation

Mar 1, 2022 — Our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have looked different during the pandemic. Instead of crowding into a pub for a corned beef dinner, many people opted for take out. Some clever folks festooned their leprechaun decorations with facemasks, which makes sense: staying safe isn’t just a matter of luck! But what about that green beer? St.... Read More

Protect Your Heart All Day Long

Feb 15, 2022 — February is American Heart Month—and heart health is a top priority worldwide. Experts from Greece offer insights that could provide a heart health boost morning, noon and night! Give your morning repast a makeover Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris,... Read More

What Makes a Good Relationship? Gratitude, Say Experts.

Feb 1, 2022 — Flowers? Candy? Jewelry? This Valentine’s Day, give your beloved something that will really make a difference—a genuine expression of appreciation and gratitude, not only for all that they do, but for who they are. University of California Berkeley psychologist Amie Gordon has conducted many studies on the effect of gratitude in our lives—and her research... Read More

Was “Reduce Sugar” One of Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Jan 15, 2022 — For many of us, New Year’s resolutions include weight loss and healthy eating—and reducing our sugar intake can help us meet both of those worthy goals. USDA guidelines recommend that we take in less than 10% of our daily calories from sugar. For older adults, consuming too much sugar increases the risk of cardiovascular disease,... Read More

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Jan 1, 2022 — Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight.” If you’re creating New Year’s resolutions, getting an eye exam is a good one to add!   According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), sponsor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, more than three million people in America are living with some form of this disease, which is the... Read More