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4 Questions for Your Doctor About Exercise

Are you one of those who made a New Year resolution to exercise more? In a recent survey, 52% of respondents said that was their goal. It’s not too late to start, but it is important to start safely – especially if workouts are a new activity or if a lot of time has passed.... Read More

Winter Safety for Seniors

Winter solstice is finally past, which means days will grow longer, chasing the darkness away. But the solstice also brought us winter, and reports predict ongoing arctic blasts and life-threatening cold conditions. Cold weather is especially dangerous for older adults, who are more vulnerable to hypothermia, frostbite, and falls due to snow and ice. Here... Read More

Make Your Holidays Diabetes Friendly

To most people, November means one thing: Thanksgiving! But November is also American Diabetes Month. While the holiday season may bring plenty of carb-heavy and sugary food to the table (perhaps with a side of alcohol), there are simple ways to take to make the meals diabetic-friendly. Planning Potatoes, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, and dinner... Read More

Halloween Activities for the Entire Family

Witches and goblins and ghosts – oh my! Halloween is upon us yet again, so is dressing up for free candy and a little bit of scary fun. But there is more to do than just begging for sweets to get you in the Halloween mood. Here are five activities that the entire family can... Read More

Fall Prevention at Home

September 18–24 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Week. Every year the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the national voice for every person’s right to age well, sponsors this national health campaign with the goal of increasing awareness around preventing falls and injuries. Six out of 10 falls happen at home; many are due to hazardous... Read More

Your Medications: True or False?

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

Turn Everything Off To Turn In

Long summer days are a treat. More daylight means more time to spend outdoors, which promotes both physical and mental health. But the nights are shorter, which can mean less sleep. And artificial light can make getting that good night’s rest even harder while also damaging health. A recent study found that dim light, like... Read More

Celebrating Good News About Cancer Survival

Did you know that overall cancer death rates have been steadily declining since the 1990s? This means the number of cancer survivors has increased. National Cancer Survivors Day® on June 5 honored these individuals and those who care for them.  For 35 years, the first Sunday in June has been a time to celebrate all... Read More

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too!

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones gradually thin and weaken. It is common among older adults of all genders—yet many people mistakenly believe that it’s only a health concern of women. It’s true that more women than men develop the disease, but men are not immune.   This misconception... Read More

Help for People Living With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain that affects the messages that are sent to the muscles. People living with Parkinson’s typically experience tremor and muscle stiffness, and they can have difficulty when starting to move their body. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease, which means that it normally worsens over time, and usually,... Read More