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Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine

— For many of us, the holidays are a hectic time! We put hours of preparation into selecting, purchasing and wrapping gifts, decorating our homes, cooking and baking, and perhaps getting ready for guests or traveling to our destination. This year, as in last year, many of us had to pivot a bit. If it wasn’t... Read More

Did You Resolve to Lose Weight in 2022? Here’s Some Motivation!

— Here’s a common question: “What’s your New Year’s resolution this year?” And a common answer: “To lose some weight … same as last year and, come to think of it, the year before!” It can be so hard to lose weight! If you’re facing this challenge, you’re not alone. More people in the U.S. are... Read More

Older Driver Safety Week: Ask Your Doctor About Medications

— The first full week of December each year is Older Driver Safety Awareness Month, when experts focus on ways to keep seniors safe behind the wheel. This might be a driver safety evaluation, a senior driving safety course, a car inspection—and perhaps a family discussion, which isn’t always the easiest topic of conversation, because for... Read More

Tell Your Doctor About Alternative Medicine Practices

— Today, many people are using health care approaches that are not considered to typically be part of conventional medical care. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), these products and practices fall into three categories: Complementary practices are used along with conventional medicine—for example, massage after surgery. Alternative medical practices are used in... Read More

It’s Never Too Late to Learn Something New

— Not so long ago, scientists thought we were born with all the brain cells we would ever have. But using modern brain imagery, neurologists now tell us that the brain can continue to grow new cells, even in our later years. This process, called neurogenesis, protects our memory. We can promote neurogenesis by eating and... Read More

Vacationing With Your Senior Loved One

— Last year at this time, few people were even considering hitting the road for a vacation. Even at the beginning of Summer 2021, there was some hesitation. But reports are that many people in the U.S. now are seeking to make up for lost time. Many flights are full again, and other people are hitting... Read More

I Got My Vaccine! What Can I Do Now?

— The new vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are a real game changer! With more than three million doses being administered each day, we’re making progress toward achieving the estimated 70 – 90% of people who need to be immune before the pandemic is truly turned around. People who have been vaccinated may have a lot of... Read More

Your Spring Diet 2021: More Challenging, But More Important, Than Ever

— A year into the pandemic, are you struggling with the notorious “quarantine 15”? A lot of older adults report that they are carrying around some extra pounds these days. It’s not surprising, as many of us are stuck at home, unable to access many of our usual exercise activities, and perhaps turning to food for... Read More

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day—In Moderation

— This year, our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will likely look quite different. We won’t be crowding into pubs for a corned beef dinner—more likely, it will be a home-cooked affair, or maybe takeout. Perhaps some clever folks will festoon their leprechaun decorations with facemasks, which makes sense: staying safe isn’t just a matter of luck!... Read More

Rehabilitation for Our Most Important Muscle

— February is American Heart Month. This is a great time to learn about cardiac rehabilitation, an important healthcare resource for people who have heart problems. It includes exercise, education on heart-healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help patients return to an active life. Patients receive personalized, comprehensive care from a team of experienced... Read More
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