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
Six New Year’s Resolutions That Make Complete Sense as We Age
With the holidays in full swing, many of us are spending more time with friends and family. And as we age and gain more perspective, the time we spend with the people we love seems to become more and more meaningful. So, as we strive to be happier and healthier during our golden years, our […]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
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
Taking Care of Your Lungs as You Age
It’s easy to take our lungs for granted. For most people, you breathe in and out all day long, even while you’re sleeping, and they do their job without a break every single day. Until one day, you notice that you’re having a hard time taking a deep breath, or you find it difficult to […]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
How Stress Affects Health and 7 Ways to Manage It
The many ways stress can affect our bodies and our health are well-documented. For seniors especially, who are more likely to be affected by stress, it’s important to know how to deal with it because it impacts many of the body’s physical processes, including brain function, blood pressure, cholesterol, digestion, glucose production, and more. One […]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