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November 28, 2022

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
September 19, 2022

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
August 15, 2022

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
July 18, 2022

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
June 10, 2022

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
May 12, 2022

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
March 10, 2022

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer includes cancers that begin in the colon and the rectum. Each year 140,000 people in the United States get colon cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s important to be screened for colorectal cancer as your doctor recommends. Screening is... Read More
December 6, 2021

Flu Vaccines are Critical for People with Certain Chronic Conditions

The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading not just COVID-19, but also flu and other respiratory viruses. As to the flu, health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are particularly concerned about people who are already at higher... Read More
September 8, 2021

Reducing the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Did you know that prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer, after breast cancer? Prostate cancer occurs only in people with a prostate, and it is more common in older people. It is more likely to occur in those who have a family history of prostate cancer and/or are of African American... Read More
July 19, 2021

How to Prepare for a Telehealth Appointment

The coronavirus pandemic had a big impact on the acceptance of telehealth (or telemedicine) appointments. More healthcare providers adopted the practice, and more patients learned how to use the technology. Instead of traveling to a provider’s office, many patients can now have their visit using their phone, tablet, or desktop computer, from the safety of... Read More