June 1, 2024

Grieving Your Health After a Diagnosis

A lot changes when someone receives a diagnosis of a serious health condition or disability. There may be changes to a person’s physical abilities, daily life, career, or long-term plans. There’s no wrong way to feel about a big change in one’s health, and complex emotions are expected. It’s important to acknowledge that people may ... Read More

September 1, 2023

Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids

When you think of getting a vaccination shot, do you immediately remember your childhood? It’s not surprising. After all, one of Normal Rockwell’s most famous paintings is a boy waiting in the doctor’s office, looking at the posted medicine license while the practitioner readies a shot. But the truth is: vaccines protect everyone in every ... Read More

July 5, 2023

Be An Aphasia-Friendly Communicator

Many of us struggle to recall a certain word every now and then. But persistent difficulty with communication may lead to a diagnosis of a condition called aphasia. Aphasia Awareness month was in June, a great time to learn more about this condition and how it is treated. Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects ... Read More

March 3, 2023

Always Put Your Best Foot Forward

Our feet put up with a lot! They hold our weight, are stuffed in uncomfortable shoes, and get stepped on. We couldn’t walk, run, or dance without them. And as we age, our feet need extra care. Over time our feet flatten, become wider, and the muscle tissue in our feet wears down, causing a ... Read More

February 6, 2023

Heart Healthy Habits for Couples

It’s February and many people are thinking of just the right Valentine’s Day gift. Are you thinking of jewelry, candy, or a fancy letterpress card to your spouse or partner? One gift you can give your spouse that will be beneficial long after that candy is eaten is the gift of heart health! Heart health ... Read More

December 5, 2022

Winter Wonderland Safety Tips

Walking through a winter wonderland is beautiful, but cold weather can be dangerous, especially for seniors. From frigid temperatures to isolation, cold weather hazards are real and common. Here are four ways to be safe during the big chill season. Stay warm. Older adults can lose body heat faster and be less aware of being ... Read More

July 8, 2022

8 Questions to Ask Before Hospital Discharge

The American Academy of Family Physicians recently reported that during the past two years, many patients have put off their medical care—a “side effect of the pandemic,” they call this delay. Hospitals were often overwhelmed, as well, creating another reason some care was postponed. But now, patients are once again urged to schedule elective surgeries, ... Read More

June 1, 2022

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain

Why do older adults experience memory and thinking problems? For years, the assumption was that most dementia was caused by Alzheimer’s disease. But more recent research using advanced brain imaging and large collections of data has shown that it’s not that simple. A study of 1,100 older adults released by the U.S. Department of Veterans ... Read More

May 1, 2022

Arthritis and Rainy Weather: Is There a Connection?

April showers bring May flowers…and according to an old belief, they also bring a worsening of arthritis. Some people even claim they can predict rain when their joints ache. But is that true, or a myth? May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, so let’s take a look at some recent research on that topic. “The ... Read More

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