Just A Little Heartburn? It Could Be Gastritis.
Almost everyone, at one point or another, experiences stomach issues. Whether it’s heartburn, indigestion, or nausea, feeling a little sick to your stomach can be an unpleasant thing to go through. As we get older, however, it’s important to be more cautious about these types of symptoms because they could indicate a case of gastritis. […]Read More
Understanding How Epilepsy Affects Seniors
When most people think of epilepsy, they think it’s a disease that starts in childhood or early adulthood, or they assume it’s a genetic disorder and can’t be caused by outside factors. Among seniors, however, epilepsy can develop even during their advanced years. In fact, among patients older than 75 years old, one in 10 […]Read More
Aging Skin and How to Take Care of It
No matter how old you are, your skin is the most prominent feature of your outward appearance. Considered the largest organ in the human body, its biological functions include protecting your body from pathogens, regulating body temperature, producing vitamin D, and removing toxins through the production of sweat, among others. For most people, as they […]Read More
When Do You Know It’s Time for Cataract Surgery?
If you’re like a lot of people, the thought of having surgery on your eyes is enough to make you squirm a little. After all, a single grain of sand or an eyelash in your eyes can pretty much ruin your day, right? It may come as a surprise, then, that cataract surgery only takes […]Read More
A Guide to Knee Replacement Surgery
In some ways, the human body is like a machine that has many moving parts. Unlike machines, though, the body has the remarkable ability to heal itself when injured, depending on the part of the body affected. If you cut your skin, for example, a scab will form and the damaged tissue will regenerate. Similarly, […]Read More
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
How to Have A Happy (And Healthy) Holiday Season
If you’re like a lot of people, you may tend to gain a few pounds during the holidays. Starting with Thanksgiving, the last six weeks of every year, through New Year’s Day, are filled with feasts and parties. And during this time, people love to show off their culinary favorites, so you’re likely to come […]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 Early Warning Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
The function of the pancreas is to provide the juices and enzymes necessary for digesting food. Mainly, the pancreas produces and secretes insulin, which converts sugar to glucose. In addition to sugars, the enzymes and digestive juices produced by the pancreas are also critical to how the body processes proteins, fats, and starches. Pancreatic cancer […]Read More
Planning a Long Flight? Jet Lag Can Be A Real Problem.
One of the most popular activities for retired seniors is travel. And unlike vacations of the past, you can go where you want without having to be concerned about fun activities for the children. However, if you’re planning a trip that involves a long flight – especially a flight several time zones to the east of […]Read More