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Noise Pollution Could Harm Our Hearts

Feb 1, 2020 — February is American Heart Month, a great time to learn more about things that are good for our hearts … and things that aren’t! By now, most people are aware that air pollution is very bad for our health. The carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, sulfur oxides and ozone from motor vehicles, power plants, and... Read More

A More Senior-Friendly Police Force

Jan 15, 2020 — Beth’s father is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Beth is usually careful that he doesn’t leave the house alone, but one night she forgot to lock the door, and in the morning, Dad was gone. Should she call the police? Before she could decide, the police called her. Although Dad had quit smoking 20 years before,... Read More

Ten Bone and Joint Health Resolutions for 2020

Jan 1, 2020 — Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Many of us pledge to take steps to improve our health. This year might be a great one to focus on bone and joint health problems, which are among the most prevalent and debilitating health challenges Americans face. To get you started, check out these ten great... Read More

For Allergy Sufferers, the Holidays May Not Be So Merry

Dec 15, 2019 — This is the time of year when our five senses are delighted by holiday foods and decorations. Christmas trees, glowing Hanukkah menorahs, delicious spreads of traditional foods and greenery everywhere create a festive mood. But though the sights and sounds of the season might bring joy, some of the smells and tastes can have quite... Read More

Should I Give Up Driving … Or Get a New Car?

Dec 1, 2019 — December 2 – 6, 2019 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week! The inability to drive is one of the greatest challenges to senior independence. In some cases, this is simply the best choice. If advanced vision loss, severe mobility challenges or dementia make an elder unsafe behind the wheel, it’s time to learn about alternative... Read More

Last-Minute Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey

Nov 17, 2019 — Thanksgiving, the first of the winter holidays, is a time to enjoy fellowship with family and friends, thinking about the things for which we are grateful. And as we sit down around the table, we will usually hear expressions of gratitude for a delicious turkey dinner with all the side dishes our families love—the traditional... Read More

Managing and Preventing the Complications of Diabetes

Nov 1, 2019 — November is National Diabetes Month. This year’s theme is “Take Diabetes to Heart,” reflecting the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is only one of the health problems made worse by diabetes. Read on to learn more. More than 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, a disease that happens... Read More

October 15 Is Global Handwashing Day

Oct 15, 2019 — Did you get your flu shot yet? Older adults are more likely to get the flu, and they’re at higher risk of dangerous side effects from the disease. Geriatricians say that immunization is their best chance at avoiding getting the flu. But there are other ways we can avoid getting the flu and spreading it.... Read More

Warn Seniors About Social Security Scams

Oct 1, 2019 — Social Security is the major source of post-retirement income for most older adults, so if a senior receives a call from the Social Security Administration (SSA), they are likely to pick up the phone and listen! But the SSA is warning seniors that these days, con artists have been impersonating SSA officials to steal the... Read More

Preventing Suicide Among Older Adults

Sep 15, 2019 — September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Suicide among younger people receives a lot of media attention. But did you know that the suicide rate is highest among older adults? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 47,173 people in the U.S. took their lives in 2017, and 8,568 of them were older... Read More