Every day, environmental factors cause unavoidable stress to our bodies, from the toxins in the food we eat, to exposure to the sun, air pollution, and general wear.
Aspirin is probably one of the safest, most used, and well-known painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications around. Most of us grew up with it in the family medicine cabinet.
If you’re over 50, you’ve likely noticed changes in your vision from just 5 or 10 years ago. Aging eyes come with a host of problems for most of us. Some can be prevented and, for those that can’t, there are things you can do to minimize the effects.
The holidays are here. The weather is cold in the Northern Hemisphere and expectations for a joyous season run high. Gatherings with loved ones, happy times, visions of sugarplums may dance in your head or fill you with longing for days past.
Flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months, and adults over 65 are typically more susceptible to complications.
Just like exercise and good nutrition, we all know that balance exercises for seniors are important. As a 70-year-old woman, I don’t consider myself “old” and I certainly don’t feel like a “senior” but I also understand that I am getting to an age where falls are a very real danger.
As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels.
Society is full of suggestions and opinions on ageing and the changes we should make as we get older. But what should we really be doing as we try to embrace healthy ageing? Join us in conversation with geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas who has four great points to what he believes matters most. Enjoy the show!
Ever wonder why, especially in the years after 55, it never fails that you get sick over the holidays? You are barely holding on and then everything hits the wall, including you.
“I love coffee, I love tea. I love the boys, and the boys love me.”
I chanted that silly jump-rope jingle hundreds of times on the Oak Knoll Playground, certain that I’d never acquire a taste for either coffee or tea. Little did I know.