American Stroke Month: 5 Things to Know about Stroke
Every year, nearly 800,000 people suffer from stroke, a serious neurological condition that occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is restricted, causing cell death that leads to lack of memory and muscle control. Stroke affects thousands of Americans every year, but there’s so much more we can do to prevent it […]Read More
Are Seniors at Risk for Zika Virus?
Since the outbreak first began last summer, dozens of countries in Central and South America has reported cases of Zika, a mosquito-borne illness linked to severe birth defects. There have been several travel-related cases of Zika in the United States, after residents traveled to Zika-affected countries and returned home. Florida actually has the most Zika […]Read More
When Is It Time To Stop Driving?
As active adults, the act of driving a car is a major part of our daily lives. From the time we are teenagers well into our later years, we drive to and from school, work and around town almost every day. Most of us take driving for granted until, one day, we are no longer […]Read More
Things To Keep in Mind For Arthritis Awareness Month
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 52 million Americans are affected by arthritis – a family of over 100 medical conditions that affect the joints and their surrounding tissues. As the population continues to age, that number is expected to increase. Here at MetroHealth, we see many senior patients […]Read More
Aging Feet And Proper Foot Care
Your feet may be the most overused and under appreciated part of your body. Consider this: A moderately active person will walk about 7,500-10,000 steps per day. By the time you reach your mid-60s, that equates to hundreds of millions of steps taken during your lifetime. As you age, the daily wear and tear that […]Read More
How Seniors Can Prevent Contracting the Flu
Flu season can be a dreaded time of year for all of us – especially for seniors. As we age, our immune systems do not function as efficiently as they once did, making us more susceptible to influence and its side effects. In fact, 90% of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur […]Read More