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Diabetes can impact your brain, not just your blood

Thursday, April 7 2016 3:23 AM
Categorized In Well-being
  The statistics are alarming. Twenty-five percent of people over age 60 have diabetes. Many people think of diabetes as a disease that primarily affects the blood, but studies have shown that seniors with diabetes may experience greater cognitive … Read Article

Is caring for a loved one stressful? Try these 10 tips

Monday, March 28 2016 9:04 PM
Categorized In Well-being
A stroke. An accident. A debilitating disease. There are many reasons why people become the primary caregivers for their loved ones. And while becoming a caregiver is not a role that any of us hopes for, it’s a role that many have taken on. But that role can come w… Read Article

15 Great Apps for Seniors

Tuesday, June 23 2015 1:31 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Seniors are more tech-savvy than ever, and app developers are catching on.     Here are 15 apps that could make life easier, more fun and maybe even healthier for you or the seniors in your life. 1.  Wunderlist for Android, iPhone and i… Read Article

Macular degeneration and depression: Are you at risk?

Thursday, August 21 2014 2:44 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Imagine if you could no longer read, drive or even recognize familiar faces. For roughly 2 million older adults living with macular degeneration in the U.S., that is a reality, not an exercise in what if. Moreover, according to a study from the Thomas Jefferson University,… Read Article

Feel like you need to go all the time? You’re not alone

Thursday, August 7 2014 2:42 AM
Categorized In Well-being
As we age, trips to the restroom can become more frequent.  When we are no longer able to make it to the restroom on time, accidental urinary or bowel leakage can lead to emotional, physical, social and economic stress for many people. In fact, according to a recent gove… Read Article

Yoga for what ails you

Friday, August 1 2014 2:36 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Do you want to exercise more, lose weight or live a more stress-free life? Yoga might help with all three. For some, the word “yoga” evokes images of people bending their bodies in strange positions. While some stretching is involved, the practice of yoga encompas… Read Article

Roll up your sleeve, please!

Saturday, July 26 2014 2:34 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Have you made plans to get your annual influenza (flu) vaccine? Fall will be here before we know it, and that’s a good time to get the vaccine. It’s usually available in September through the winter months, but some providers are already setting up appointments to ad… Read Article

Tips to prevent skin cancer and enjoy the sun

Friday, July 18 2014 1:10 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Most people like to get a little sun. Its warmth and light can relax us and boost our spirits. But the benefits come with a dangerous tradeoff: skin cancer.   Ninety percent of skin cancer diagnoses are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UVR). Most of the skin da… Read Article

Preventing loneliness: How to keep your parents connected

Saturday, June 21 2014 2:31 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Loneliness isn’t just a feeling. It can cause depression, anxiety, chronic pain, sleep problems and other health issues. And it currently affects 43 percent of adults age 60 and older. With the senior population projected to increase to more than 79 million by 2040… Read Article

Physical therapy spotlight: Lymphedema wraps

Friday, June 6 2014 2:03 AM
Categorized In Well-being
The lymphatic system helps us stay healthy and free of toxins. When this subgroup of the circulatory system gets a blockage, however, the built-up lymph fluid causes your arms, legs or other parts of your body to swell. Our physical therapy department can help decrease the sw… Read Article

Dizzy? You could have a vestibular dysfunction

Tuesday, June 3 2014 2:01 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Have you ever felt like your head was spinning—perhaps when you fell in love or took a long-awaited trip? That’s a fun feeling. But when you truly feel dizzy, it’s usually because the parts of your inner ear and brain that control balance and eye movement aren&… Read Article

Maximize your time with your doctor

Saturday, May 31 2014 1:58 AM
Categorized In Well-being
As we age, visits to the doctor tend to get more frequent. You might be visiting a family practice physician for a periodic exam, an orthopedic surgeon for knee pain or a cardiologist for chest pain. Regardless of the type of doctor you are visiting, there are five things you sh… Read Article

Are you ‘actively aging?’

Tuesday, May 20 2014 3:36 AM
Categorized In Well-being
What do the words “active aging” mean to you?According to The World Health Organization, it’s the process of optimizing opportunities for participation in healthy choices in order to enhance quality of life as you age. Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former directo… Read Article

What’s the secret? Six strategies for successful aging

Thursday, March 13 2014 9:48 PM
Categorized In Well-being
It’s no secret that adopting a balanced and healthy lifestyle is the key to a long and meaningful life. The challenge, for most people, is how to adopt that lifestyle. Research focusing on individuals 100 years and older, such as National Geographic’s The Secrets … Read Article

Calcium and exercise: Bone up on your daily healthcare

Thursday, January 23 2014 11:41 PM
Categorized In Well-being
As a nurse, I often think about how my body’s different systems need special attention to remain healthy. As I age, I know I need to take better care of my bones. Here are some tips to help you strengthen your body’s framework. Your bones are a protective structur… Read Article

Skip The Gym: Use Your Daily Routine to Stay Fit

Thursday, January 16 2014 11:36 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Wellness doesn’t have to mean hours of exercise. We don’t all have the time or resources to go to the gym, attend a class or buy equipment to work out at home. But we can still improve our well-being. Here are some simple ways to incorporate fitness into your daily l… Read Article

Why wait for spring to walk outside?

Saturday, March 9 2013 9:48 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Many people are waiting for spring so they can start or re-start an outdoor walking exercise routine. But I actually enjoy getting out and walking for exercise during the colder months. I like the sound of crunching snow, the brilliant blue skies and the absence of bugs.  I… Read Article

Already Blown Your New Year's Resolution?

Friday, February 8 2013 8:48 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Whether you’ve already blown your New Year’s resolution to live healthier, or you’re still on track, the past is the past. Tomorrow is another chance to get back on track.If meeting your goals seems overwhelming, they probably need to be adjusted for consistent… Read Article

Colon Cancer Can Be Prevented

Thursday, December 20 2012 4:11 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Have you ever made this New Year’s resolution: “This year, I’m going to get screened for colon cancer!” If so, good for you! If not, and if you’re 50 or older, make 2013 be the year you get it done. Colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading k… Read Article

Roll up your sleeves, please!

Tuesday, October 2 2012 3:55 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Have you made plans to get your annual influenza (flu) vaccine? Fall will be here before we know it, and that’s a good time to get the vaccine. It’s usually available in September through the winter months, but some providers are already setting up appointments to ad… Read Article