Protecting and Maintaining Your Balance As You Age.
Among the aging population in the U.S., one important key to maintaining good health and longevity is preventing falls. Nationwide, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among seniors. Even older adults in good health can experience a decrease in balance compared to when they were younger. In fact, more than a third […]Read More
Aging and the Importance of Food Safety
According to the Centers for Disease control and prevention, roughly 48 million people get food poisoning every year in the U.S. Of those, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne illness. Many of these people have weakened immune systems, which is why people age 65 and older make up the largest portion of these […]Read More
The Importance of Vaccinations and Boosters as We Age
When most people think about vaccinations or booster shots, they remember taking their kids to the pediatrician to get them done and stopping for ice cream on the way home. However, the older you get, the more your immune system needs a little help to fight off pathogens like bacteria and viruses. For seniors age […]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
Why Coordinated Patient Care Is Essential for Seniors
As we age, we experience more complicated medical issues and an increased chance of developing health problems. According to the National Council on Aging, approximately 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Seniors with such conditions must see multiple physicians often at different locations, each with their […]Read More
Sex And Intimacy In Older Adults
Getting older doesn’t have to mean your sexual activity stops. More than half of people age 65 to 74 are sexually active, according to one recent study. With retirement and an empty nest, many seniors may find they have more time to devote to improving intimacy with their partner. However, some seniors can feel embarrassed about […]Read More
The Risks Of Developing Cataracts As We Age
Why is it that after we turn 40, we notice that we don’t see as clearly as before? While we mostly attribute that to “just being old”, there might be another reason why we need to have our doctor “look” into it, as it could be something more serious. Since June is Cataract Awareness Month, […]Read More
Low Cost Activities To Do With Your Grandchildren In Orlando
As the school year comes to an end, your grandchildren may plan on visiting or spending more time with you during their summer vacation. Children will need to fill their summer days with activities, but you could easily spend over $500 for two adults and two children for one day at one of Orlando’s major […]Read More