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What Baby Boomers Should Know About Hepatitis C

May 15, 2018 — Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is most often caused by a virus. One type, hepatitis C, has been called a silent epidemic, because most people who have the virus that causes it are unaware that they are infected. And while some people think of hepatitis as occurring mostly among young people, in... Read More

Spring Is Here! Time to Get Into Nature!

May 1, 2018 — After a particularly brutal winter, those of us who live in cooler climates are happily venturing outside to soak up some sunshine and smell the flowers. This is a great idea for people of every age, and especially for older adults, who may need to make a little extra effort to get out among trees,... Read More

Tai Chi Lowers the Risk of Falls … And That’s Just the Beginning

Apr 15, 2018 — The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently confirmed that tai chi can be an excellent exercise to lower seniors’ risk of falling. Researchers from the University of Jaén in Spain examined the data from a number of studies, and reported: “There was high-quality evidence that tai chi significantly reduced the rate of falls by... Read More

When Your Loved One With Dementia Lashes Out

Apr 1, 2018 — As Mom’s Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the family are sometimes shocked by her behavior. Formerly the most gentle and calm of women, Mom has been making angry accusations and yelling at family members, even young grandchildren. Last week she threw a clock on the floor because she couldn’t read the time. People who have never had... Read More

FDA Recommends Four-Step Plan for Senior Medication Safety

Mar 15, 2018 — The medications we take help us manage a variety of health conditions that become more common as we grow older, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and sleep problems. Yet we might take so many medications that managing them is a health problem itself! Our bodies process substances differently as... Read More

“I’ll Sleep On It”: Seven Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Mar 1, 2018 — March 11 – 17, 2018 Is Sleep Awareness Week Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this recognition week is a great time to learn more about the many health benefits of getting enough good quality sleep. Need some motivation? Here are several ways that adequate sleep keeps us healthier: Sleep may act as a “fountain... Read More

Warn Senior Loved Ones About “Free Trial” Offers

Feb 15, 2018 — Cheese samples at the supermarket, little packets of body care products at the makeup counter or that little tube of toothpaste your dentist gives you — marketers like to give away free samples in hopes that we’ll like their product and actually purchase it. Plenty of legitimate businesses are happy to let us try a... Read More

Five Health Tips for Your Super Bowl LII Party

Jan 29, 2018 — On February 4, people across America will be gathering at Super Bowl parties to watch the battle of the Patriots and Eagles, the halftime extravaganza, and of course, those commercials. If you’re going to a party or hosting one at your house, here are five tips that will let you be a health winner, no... Read More

What About Those New Blood Pressure Recommendations?

Jan 15, 2018 — Hypertension (commonly called high blood pressure) means that the force of blood that pushes against the walls of our arteries is too high. Your healthcare provider measures your blood pressure with a special instrument, and records systolic pressure (your blood pressure during heartbeats) and your diastolic pressure (the pressure when your heart is resting between... Read More

Did You Resolve to Work Out with an Exercise Video?

Jan 1, 2018 — When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, “get more exercise” is likely to be on our list, especially as we grow older and realize the many benefits of physical activity. But this is also the time of year when it can be harder to get a good workout. It’s a busy time, and the weather... Read More