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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
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
March 3, 2021

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you feeling sleepy right now? There’s a decent chance you are, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Americans feel sleepy on average three times a week, with 62% trying to “shake it off” as their primary response, says the NSF. Those who feel sleepy even more often – five to seven days a... Read More
January 13, 2021

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Here’s a good New Year’s resolution: Protect your eyesight by getting a dilated eye exam. Glaucoma Awareness Month reminds us that glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Many people don’t know that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. The only way to find out if you... Read More
September 9, 2020

What You Should Tell Your Doctor

September is Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on ways that people can stay healthy as they age. An important aspect of aging well is communicating well with your doctor. Talking about your health means sharing information about how you feel not just physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Here are a few tips for your... Read More
July 8, 2020

For Seniors, Mental Health Treatment Supports Physical Health

As we grow older, we are more likely to be living with chronic health conditions. Heart disease, arthritis, vision and hearing loss, diabetes and many other illnesses all can take a toll on our quality of life, so it’s not surprising that many seniors who are living with health challenges are also dealing with depression,... Read More
June 10, 2020

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

All this social distancing has motivated many of us to focus on how to tidy and organize our personal spaces. As we ease into summer, there are many things you can do to not only put order to your home and yard, but make these places safer for you and your loved ones during this... Read More
February 13, 2020

What You Stand to Gain by Losing Weight

  February is American Heart Month. As we discussed in this post, maintaining an appropriate weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk for heart disease. Losing unwanted pounds can also increase your health in other ways. It’s no secret that carrying extra weight can be harmful. You’ve undoubtedly heard the about... Read More
January 15, 2020

Managing the Medications You Take is Essential to Aging Well

  The older we get, the more likely we are to be taking prescription medications. As we mentioned in this post, more than a third of Americans over the age of 65 take at least five prescription medications and the typical 75-year-old takes more than 10 prescription drugs. This can make taking the right doses... Read More
October 15, 2019

What Does It Mean to Be Old?

  You’ve heard it all before – old age means increasing aches and pains, constant visits to the doctor and a diminished capacity to live a full and fulfilling life. But is this really true? Does growing older necessarily mean giving up on a life of purpose and joy? At Family Home Health, we deal... Read More