Preventing Bug Bites from Ruining Your Summer
In the first 10 years of the new millennia – the decade between 2000 and 2010 – millions of people in the U.S. were victims of a problem that has plagued mankind for thousands of years: insect and spider bites. According to a 2014 study, more than 6.8 million people were treated in emergency rooms […]Read More
Hepatitis C: A Hidden Danger for Seniors
One of the more serious health issues confronting an aging U.S. population is the rate of hepatitis C infection among people born between 1945 and 1965. Statistically, it is estimated that 75% of all people with the disease were born in that window, making them five times more likely to be infected than other age […]Read More
The Health Benefits of Safe Exposure to Sunshine
Whether it’s by staying indoors or using plenty of sunscreen, we’ve all been told to avoid direct exposure to the sun at all costs. Indeed, unprotected overexposure to the sun’s radiation is the main cause of skin cancer, including melanoma and carcinoma. However, a moderate amount of sunshine on your skin can provide a range […]Read More
The Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors
Most people would agree that listening to music can affect one’s emotional state. Many people listen to upbeat music when they want to raise their energy level, either for fun or motivation. Or, when they want to relax after a stressful day, soft classical music or light jazz may do the trick. In addition to […]Read More
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
What Seniors Need to Know About Sinusitis
For most people, sinus problems caused by colds or allergies are fairly common and can range from a case of sinusitis all the way to a full-blown sinus infection. Sinusitis simply means that there is inflammation in your sinuses, which are the hollow spaces located in the bones behind your eyebrows, cheeks, and jaw. While […]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
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
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