Do You Know Your Food Label Facts?

Apr 17, 2023 — Is your diet made up exclusively of dishes you create from scratch, using fresh ingredients? Most likely not! Most of us use plenty of canned, boxed, frozen or bottled products, and that’s just fine—so long as what’s in those packages is healthy and meets our nutritional needs. If you are an older adult, you probably... Read More

Avoiding Diabetic Complications

Apr 3, 2023 — More than 133 million Americans are living with either diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body turns food into energy. Normally, the body breaks down most of the food we eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that... Read More

Understanding Glaucoma

Mar 17, 2023 — Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. The most common form of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, usually has no symptoms in the early stages. As many as half of people with early-stage glaucoma do not have any symptoms, and a person can lose up to 40% of vision... Read More

Supplement Safety for Older Adults

Mar 3, 2023 — More than half of all older adults take dietary supplements. For the most part, these substances are not harmful. But there are several things older consumers should know: Supplements are largely unregulated, so there’s no real way to know what you’re buying, and whether it is safe. Supplements are not tested by the U.S. Food... Read More

Don’t Fall For Pyramid Schemes

Feb 15, 2023 — With the growing senior population in America, financial elder abuse has been classified as an epidemic. The National Council on Aging reports that in 2021, there were 92,371 older victims of fraud resulting in $1.7 billion in losses. Financial elder abuse might be as obvious as a family member, trusted friend or caregiver stealing from... Read More

Healing Your Heart with Cardiac Rehabilitation

Feb 1, 2023 — February is American Heart Month. This is a great time to learn about cardiac rehabilitation, an important healthcare resource for people who have heart problems. It includes exercise, education on heart-healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help patients return to an active life. Patients receive personalized, comprehensive care from a team of experienced... Read More

Meditation for Health: 5 Scientific Takeaways

Jan 15, 2023 — What do the Beatles, Oprah, and Stephen Curry all have in common? Meditation. All found meditation beneficial and helped make it mainstream. Today, meditation is popular, with over 14% of Americans practicing some type of meditation. In 2017, more than 5% of children aged 4 to 17 years were participating in mediation, with some schools... Read More

Resolve to Save Energy—and Money—in 2023

Jan 2, 2023 — Was “save money” on your list of New Year’s resolutions this year? There are all sorts of ways to spend less that can that add up to big savings—and one of those things can benefit not only our wallet, but also the environment. The U.S. Department of Energy offers 10 tips for saving money by... Read More

Skin Care Tips for Winter

Dec 15, 2022 — As we grow older, we’re more likely to experience the discomfort of dry skin—especially in the winter months. Here is some helpful information from the American Academy of Dermatology: Dry skin is a common problem during the winter and its effects can be painful, causing the skin to flake, itch, crack and even bleed. Yet... Read More

8 Ways to Protect Your Memory

Dec 1, 2022 — When you think about your own aging process, what concerns you the most? Did you know that more people report apprehension about memory loss than about heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis or any other condition? It is true that we experience memory changes as we age. Our speed of recollection and the amount of detail we... Read More