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
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
Preventing Infectious Diseases in the Elderly
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, infections are the leading cause of death for adults over the age of 65, accounting for approximately one-third of all fatalities. These include several common infections that, for younger patients, may not be as dangerous, such as urinary tract infections or influenza. Because seniors tend to have […]Read More
Staying Hydrated Can Become a Challenge With Age
For seniors, staying healthy as we age is a high priority. This is why the elderly tend to visit their physicians more frequently, are more likely to be admitted to the hospital, and take more prescriptions than younger people. And even though aging is a natural part of life, there are actions older people can […]Read More