Feeling Sick and Not Sure Why? It Might Be Your Thyroid.
You know that feeling you get when your thyroid is bothering you? No? Don’t feel bad. There are currently 15 million people in the U.S. with some form of thyroid disease and they don’t even know it. So, with January being Thyroid Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to talk about it because, once it’s […]Read More
Trouble Communicating After a Stroke or Head Injury? It Could Be Aphasia.
For people who have suffered a stroke, life can be a daily struggle due to a wide range of symptoms, including the inability to communicate effectively, a disorder known as “aphasia.” Aphasia is an acquired disorder in which the regions of the brain that process language are damaged, impairing the patient’s ability to speak, understand […]Read More
4 Nutritional Tips for Improving Your Eye Health
The rate of seniors who will deal with vision loss is expected to double by 2030, according to The Special Report on Aging. Seniors often are at greater risk for age-related eye diseases like cataract and macular degeneration. Cataract, the most common cause of blindness, occurs when the lenses of the eye become cloudy. Macular […]Read More
Why Brain Changes May Make Seniors at Risk for Scams?
According to the National Council on Aging, victims of elder financial abuse lose more than $2.6 billion each year as a result of these crimes. Unfortunately, financial scams are all too common — regardless of the victim’s age. But now a new study suggests seniors may be especially vulnerable to financial scams because of biological […]Read More
Why Do Some Seniors Have Memories as Sharp as People Nearly Half Their Age?
One 74-year-old grandmother is still so mentally sharp that she recently learned how to play chess, piano and pool. One 83-year-old retired doctor still edits books and runs several medical websites. An 89-year-old man is so up to date on pop culture that he can have a detailed discussion about Grammy-winning musician Chance the Rapper or […]Read More
How Exercise Helps Memory As You Age
Exercise can help you live younger, and now a new study indicates it also may keep your memory sharp as you age. The study, conducted by Boston University researchers, involved older adults age 55 to 74 and younger adults age 18 to 31. Researchers had study participants walk and jog on a treadmill and assessed […]Read More
The Risks of Using Herbal Supplements
About 41 percent of seniors age 60 to 69 use some form of alternative or complementary medicine, including herbal therapies, according to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) data. Herbal supplements, which include ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort, ginseng and echinacea, may have some advertised health benefits, but they also may lead to adverse […]Read More
Why the Timing of Meals is So Important
Did you know that waiting too long between meals can increase your risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions? According to a new report by the American Heart Association (AHA), the timing of meals may play an important role in your overall health. Snacking and skipping meals have become more common, but this can […]Read More
Why Sticking With One Doctor is Good for Your Health
There’s arguably nothing more important to a person’s health than the relationship you have with your doctor. Now, a recent study is proving this point. In the study, published in the journal BMJ, researchers from the Health Foundation in London reviewed anonymous health records from more than 230,000 seniors age 62 to 82. They discovered […]Read More
4 Important Facts About Hand Washing
It’s still cold and flu season, which means that you likely have a higher risk of getting sick if you and those around you don’t practice proper hygiene. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to lower your risk of spreading or coming into contact with germs that can make you sick, but […]Read More