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Airline Safety for Seniors

Aug 1, 2022 — During the pandemic, a large majority of older adults cancelled their travel plans. But, the AARP reports, many are planning to get back on the road—or in the air. Having skipped vacations during the first two years of the pandemic, they’re ready to travel for pleasure or to visit family. University of Michigan experts confirm... Read More

Are Your Eyes Feeling Dry?

Jul 15, 2022 — Air pollution, smoke, wind and dry indoor air can cause eye irritation, and it is especially bothersome for patients who have dry eye syndrome, a condition when the eyes can’t produce the amount and quality of tears to keep our eyes adequately lubricated. Symptoms include: Stinging and burning of the eyes A feeling as if... Read More

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain

Jul 1, 2022 — Here is another important reason to learn more about hypertension. Why do older adults experience memory and thinking problems? For years, the assumption was that most dementia was caused by Alzheimer’s disease. But more recent research using advanced brain imaging and large collections of data has shown that it’s not that simple. A study of... Read More

Set a Good Example on Father’s Day

Jun 15, 2022 — June 19 is Father’s Day, and June 13 – 19 is Men’s Health Week, when men are urged to focus on their health, and to set a good example for the younger generation. How are men in the U.S. doing when it comes to serving as role models for the health of their children? A... Read More

8 Questions to Ask Before Hospital Discharge

Jun 1, 2022 — The American Academy of Family Physicians recently reported that during the past two years, many patients have put off their medical care—a “side effect of the pandemic,” they call this delay. Hospitals were often overwhelmed, as well, creating another reason some care was postponed. But now, patients are once again urged to schedule elective surgeries,... Read More

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