I saw a startling statistic that alarmed me, and I think it will alarm you as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an older adult is treated for a fall in the Emergency Room every 11 seconds, and an elderly person dies from a fall every 19 minutes!
I lost my mom at a relatively young age to complications from high blood pressure, or hypertension.
The 50s is the decade when most women will be entering the menopause. Not only can the hot flushes and night sweats kick in but this is also the time for the ‘hidden’ bone loss complications. Bowel cancer risk increases as well as type 2 diabetes.
Blessed are the women who soar through menopause unscathed. Not all of us, however, are so lucky. There are about 38 different symptoms attributable to menopause.
‘Tis the season for get-togethers, gift exchanges and goodwill.
But it’s also the season for colds and flus.
The best defense is offense. Wash your hands for 20 seconds when touching or near contagious people or shared items. Use the hand wipes provided in grocery stores to wipe the handles of shopping carts.
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.
Medicine has evolved a lot in the past decades. When we were in our 20s and 30s, treatment options were limited. Now we are in our sixth decade and beyond, and the possibilities seem endless.
The use of marijuana for medical purposes has been legalized in 30 states, and CBD, cannabidiol, is now legal in 49 states. Ultimately, this brings up many questions among the elderly consumers who are seeking pain relief.
Hey you – yes, you. The 60-something beauty staring at the screen. Did I see you trying to sneak away?
We all know that we are not going to live forever. But when we enter our 60s, the harsh reality of our own expiration date hits home.