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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

Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Winter Weather Safety Tips

Dec 15, 2021 — Brrrr! Winter is coming, and so is chilly weather. It’s so important for older adults to take precautions to avoid cold-related illness and injury. Maybe you put on a warm coat and a hat—but what about your feet? Seniors are at higher risk of falling, and are more prone to certain health condition that makes... Read More

A Flu Shot Reminder for Heart Patients

Dec 1, 2021 — When it comes to vaccines, most of the conversation these days concerns shots to protect us from COVID-19. People who are living with a heart condition are at higher risk of both contracting the virus that causes COVID, and experiencing serious illness when they do. But this is no time to overlook the importance of... Read More

ER Physicians Offer Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Nov 15, 2021 — How will you be celebrating Thanksgiving this year? This year as in last, the usual traditions might be replaced with alternative plans. Virtual visits might replace trips “over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house.” But maybe this year, your family will be planning a gathering—and maybe you’re a little bit out of... Read More

Avoid an Appointment with “Dr. Google”

Nov 1, 2021 — Do you “doomscroll”? That word was coined to describe a habit many of us have developed over the past few years, obsessively clicking on links to bad news in our social media feeds or online news sites. “The biology of our brains may play a role in that,” say researchers from Washington University School of... Read More

To Create Memories, Put Down Your Camera and Pick up a Pen!

Oct 15, 2021 — These days, more and more people have a smartphone—and most of those phones come equipped with a camera. It’s become our impulse to whip out our phone or digital camera to take a photo of anything interesting we see. But a number of experts say that relying on our devices to do all the remembering... Read More

October Is National Depression Awareness Month

Oct 1, 2021 — Each year during this month, experts call attention to the serious impact depression has on health and well-being. In 2021, this is more of an issue than ever! According to University of Arkansas research, “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, and psychological trauma.” Depression can result from a... Read More

Your Medications: True or False?

Sep 15, 2021 — Prescription and nonprescription drugs help seniors manage a variety of health conditions. They preserve both life and quality of life. Of course, they only work if we take them properly. How much do you know about your medications? True or False? If my doctor prescribes a drug, and then I start to feel better, it’s... Read More

Pandemic Quiet Provided a Contrast to Our Noisy Life

Sep 1, 2021 — As stay-at-home orders went into place, the streets were virtually deserted. Businesses and industries suspended production. Airlines canceled flights. Live music at bars and concert arenas ceased. Even 4th of July fireworks were called off. That resulted in a quieter world! Massachusetts General Hospital cardiologist told the American Heart Association that at the beginning of... Read More