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Arthritis and Rainy Weather: Is There a Connection?

— April showers bring May flowers…and according to an old belief, they also bring a worsening of arthritis. Some people even claim they can predict rain when their joints ache. But is that true, or a myth? May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, so let’s take a look at some recent research on that topic. “The... Read More

Food Label Facts for Older Adults

— Is your diet made up exclusively of dishes you create from scratch, using fresh ingredients? Most likely not! Most of us use plenty of canned, boxed, frozen or bottled products, and that’s just fine—so long as what’s in those packages is healthy and meets our nutritional needs. If you are an older adult, you probably... Read More

Lifestyle Changes to Lower the Risk of Cancer

— According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, only following heart disease. Each year, almost 1,800,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer, and close to 600,000 people will die of the disease. Just as the CDC’s name implies, “control and prevention”... Read More

How Can We Avoid Spreading Health Misinformation?

— Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been experiencing another epidemic—this one of misinformation! Spreading unsubstantiated rumors is never a good thing, and in the case of health information, it can be life-threatening. For most of us, it feels good to know we’re sharing factual, accurate information—but how can we be sure we really are? “Health... Read More

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

How Are Seniors Doing as the Pandemic Continues?

— From the beginning of the pandemic, much attention has been paid to older adults, who are at highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and who have faced isolation and an interruption to their regular activities as they practiced social distancing. Recent figures show that 75% of people who died from the virus are age... Read More

Protect Your Heart All Day Long

— Experts from Greece offer insights that could provide a heart health boost morning, noon and night! Give your morning repast a makeover Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris, a cardiologist at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, Greece, conducted... 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

Insights from Finland About Senior Independence and Exercise

— Finland is known for valuing healthy, active living. And did you know that with the exception of Japan, Finland has the fastest-growing percentage of older adults of any country? University researchers in Finland are drawing on many studies of its older population to learn the best ways to keep seniors healthy and independent. Since December... Read More

Holiday Gifts for Senior Safety

— Santa is making his list and checking it twice. This holiday season, make your own list—of emergency preparation plans, that is! Are you shopping for your older parents, grandparents or other senior loved ones? It can be hard to think of the perfect gift. A tie, a fruitcake, cologne, a gadget that they are unlikely... Read More