Health

Top Medication Tracking Apps

Why are there so many different pills! Keeping track of when each one should be taken can become tiresome, luckily there are a few apps to help with that.

5 Things Happy Seniors Do

Aging can be filled with loss and mental and physical challenges. While many people struggle to stay optimistic, it is possible to find joy at every age of your life. Here are some things you can do to kickstart your journey to finding happiness.

Medical Alert Devices

There are a lot of medical alert devices on the market, but which one is best for you or your loved one? Compare devices and learn what features are available in this comprehensive guide.

Expanding Past Patient-Centered Healthcare

Individuals with chronic conditions have a wealth of knowledge regarding daily care that can be used to enhance the experience of others with similar conditions, but with a healthcare system dominated by the medical model, this knowledge is not often shared.

Don’t Call Them ‘Old People Shoes’

Support, comfort, and style in one package? Check! These top-rated orthopedic shoes are sure to get you back on your feet in no time and in style.

Caregiving: What are my responsibilities?

So, you’ve taken on the task of being a caregiver? Whether you are new to a career in caregiving or you are a helpful friend or family member, learning what you need to do is key to success.

Relaxation Techniques for Seniors

Relaxation techniques are essential to maintaining good health. Regularly practiced, they have been shown to strengthen the body’s immune system, help control blood pressure, improve the body’s ability to manage glucose, reduce stress, and diminish pain.

High Blood Pressure: The Health Implications And How To Avoid Them

58% of adults 55+ are actively being treated for high blood pressure (Hypertension). It is by far the most common chronic condition amongst seniors in the United States and one of the most dangerous.

The Joy of Aging

Alan D. Castel, psychologist and author of Better With Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging, dissects the subject of happiness. When looking at different age groups, he finds it’s not the young, but the old that are happiest.

A Guide to Shingles

Did you have Chickenpox as a child? Then you should know that Shingles, a reactivation of the Chickenpox, commonly occurs with increased age. Learn what the Shingles virus is and how to care for your elderly loved ones if they are diagnosed.

The Benefits of Visiting a Geriatric Specialist

When it comes to healthy aging, maintaining a good relationship with a doctor that knows how to care for your needs is important. For some older adults, changing from a primary care physician to a geriatrician just makes sense.

How to Care for Someone with Dementia during Covid-19

Caring for someone with dementia during a pandemic means facing unusual challenges due to social distancing and increased health risks. Luckily, we have tips to help you through this tough time.

Eating Healthy as a Senior

It can be tough to get enough nutrients as an older adult. Know what you should be eating with this short article from Eating Right.

How to Protect Your Heart During Treatment

As cancer patients survive longer because of better treatments, they may be more likely to die of something else, including heart disease.

8 Arthritis Exercise Tips

For the 21 million American adults suffering from arthritis, stiff, painful joints can make even an easy exercise program feel impossible.

Swimming for Seniors

Swimming has been shown to improve heart health, strengthen muscles and reduce stress. Low impact and fun, swimming is an ideal exercise option for seniors.

“Talking Tables” Fight Isolation

As a means of combatting loneliness, a major grocery chain is launching a string of new meeting places that will encourage people to talk to strangers.

Tips to Beat the Summer Heat 

While the summer brings us warmth and bloom, prolonged exposure to excessive heat in summer months can be dangerous. This is especially true for older adults. Every summer, more than 600 Americans die of health problems caused by excessive heat and humidity.

Bill Bryson: We Have Not Addressed Ageing 

What we do about poor health and quality of life in old age is something society has not come to terms with and is going to be a real problem, the writer Bill Bryson has warned.

Facing Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition in which individuals experience increased depression during winter months.

Avoiding Vision Problems During Your Golden Years

The risk of developing serious eye diseases and major vision problems increases with age. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive about protecting your older adult’s sight.

ER, Urgent Care, Primary Care: Which One Do I Use?

When a senior develops an urgent medical need, it can be difficult to know where to seek treatment, especially due to their often complex health history.

The Reality of CPR

What we usually see on TV paints a rosy picture of CPR and leads many of us to think everyone would want it. After all, the CPR shown on TV is quick, painless, and almost always works.

A Drop-In Chef for Your Home

A healthy diet is good for everyone, but as people get older, cooking nutritious food can become difficult and sometimes physically impossible. A pot of soup can be too heavy to lift, an there’s all that time standing on your feet. It’s one of the reasons that people move into assisted living facilities. 

Expand Your “HealthSpan” with These Tips

The new thinking about aging considers not just how long one lives, but how vibrant tone stays later in life. 

“If you’re living, you want to be living well,” said Tim Peterson, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Most people who were interested in life span and were studying genes – which control life span – switched to ‘health span.'”

Coffee For Seniors: Why and How You Should Drink It

Despite a few negative rumors, there are some major health benefits that come from drinking a cup of joe. Coffee drinkers are roughly 25% less likely to experience colon, liver or breast cancers!

Make Your Heart Look 30 Years Younger

We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact, people in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung and muscle fitness of healthy people at least 30 years younger.

Your Perception of ‘Old’ Will Continue to Change

My perception of old age is inextricably linked to my grandmother. When I was a kid, I thought this 65-year-old, white-haired woman whose entire body wobbled when she walked was very old. Now that I’m 66, my personal perception – or perhaps, misperception – of old age has changed. I suspect I’ve got lots of company.

Aging Department Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health Among Seniors

Harrisburg, PA (WHTM) – The Department of Aging led a roundtable discussion about mental health among senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Can a Marathon Turn Back the Clock?

The benefits were greater for people who were older or started off less fit, Manisty finds in recent London study.

A Better MRI Test to Study Aging

The external phenomena of aging are known to all of us. We can expect graying hair, bone loss, fatigue or memory difficulties.

New Risk Factors of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light.

Creating a Cancer Binder

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, use this helpful guide to learn how to make a cancer binder for saving and organizing important information. 

Downsizing with Alzheimer’s

All the emotions associated with the downsizing process can be complicated further if one of the seniors involved is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

How Smell and Taste Change Over Time

Sally looked forward to Thanksgiving dinner at her daughter’s house every year. She loved the smell of the turkey and all the fixings. She couldn’t wait to dig in, but this year it didn’t smell like Thanksgiving… When Sally ate the holiday food, she felt let down.

Love to Read? It Could Help You Live Longer

A recent study by Yale University researchers concluded that “book readers experienced a 20 percent reduction in risk of mortality.”

“Elderhood”: A Clearer Map For Aging

“My youngest patient has been 60 and my oldest 111, so we’re really talking a half-century there,” she says. “I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age.”

New Biological Targets Could Fight Cancer

A team of geneticists have discovered new biological targets that may help devise therapies for cancers.

US Cancer Institute: It’s Not Too Late to Stop Smoking

You’re never too old to reap the health benefits of quitting smoking, a new study finds.

My 92-Year-Old Father Didn’t Need More Medical Care

Ordering up more tests and surgeries for dying patients is easy. Getting patients the end-of-life care they deserve takes much more effort.

 Looking on the Bright Side Might Help You Live Past 85

Research shows that people with a more positive outlook also achieve ‘exceptional longevity’.

Expanding Past Patient-Centered Healthcare

Individuals with chronic conditions have a wealth of knowledge regarding daily care that can be used to enhance the experience of others with similar conditions, but with a healthcare system dominated by the medical model, this knowledge is not often shared.

Don’t Call Them ‘Old People Shoes’

Support, comfort, and style in one package? Check! These top-rated orthopedic shoes are sure to get you back on your feet in no time and in style.

Caregiving: What are my responsibilities?

So, you’ve taken on the task of being a caregiver? Whether you are new to a career in caregiving or you are a helpful friend or family member, learning what you need to do is key to success.

Relaxation Techniques for Seniors

Relaxation techniques are essential to maintaining good health. Regularly practiced, they have been shown to strengthen the body’s immune system, help control blood pressure, improve the body’s ability to manage glucose, reduce stress, and diminish pain.

High Blood Pressure: The Health Implications And How To Avoid Them

58% of adults 55+ are actively being treated for high blood pressure (Hypertension). It is by far the most common chronic condition amongst seniors in the United States and one of the most dangerous.

The Joy of Aging

Alan D. Castel, psychologist and author of Better With Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging, dissects the subject of happiness. When looking at different age groups, he finds it’s not the young, but the old that are happiest.

A Guide to Shingles

Did you have Chickenpox as a child? Then you should know that Shingles, a reactivation of the Chickenpox, commonly occurs with increased age. Learn what the Shingles virus is and how to care for your elderly loved ones if they are diagnosed.

The Benefits of Visiting a Geriatric Specialist

When it comes to healthy aging, maintaining a good relationship with a doctor that knows how to care for your needs is important. For some older adults, changing from a primary care physician to a geriatrician just makes sense.

How to Care for Someone with Dementia during Covid-19

Caring for someone with dementia during a pandemic means facing unusual challenges due to social distancing and increased health risks. Luckily, we have tips to help you through this tough time.

Eating Healthy as a Senior

It can be tough to get enough nutrients as an older adult. Know what you should be eating with this short article from Eating Right.

How to Protect Your Heart During Treatment

As cancer patients survive longer because of better treatments, they may be more likely to die of something else, including heart disease.

8 Arthritis Exercise Tips

For the 21 million American adults suffering from arthritis, stiff, painful joints can make even an easy exercise program feel impossible.

Swimming for Seniors

Swimming has been shown to improve heart health, strengthen muscles and reduce stress. Low impact and fun, swimming is an ideal exercise option for seniors.

“Talking Tables” Fight Isolation

As a means of combatting loneliness, a major grocery chain is launching a string of new meeting places that will encourage people to talk to strangers.

Tips to Beat the Summer Heat 

While the summer brings us warmth and bloom, prolonged exposure to excessive heat in summer months can be dangerous. This is especially true for older adults. Every summer, more than 600 Americans die of health problems caused by excessive heat and humidity.

Bill Bryson: We Have Not Addressed Ageing 

What we do about poor health and quality of life in old age is something society has not come to terms with and is going to be a real problem, the writer Bill Bryson has warned.

Facing Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition in which individuals experience increased depression during winter months.

Avoiding Vision Problems During Your Golden Years

The risk of developing serious eye diseases and major vision problems increases with age. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive about protecting your older adult’s sight.

ER, Urgent Care, Primary Care: Which One Do I Use?

When a senior develops an urgent medical need, it can be difficult to know where to seek treatment, especially due to their often complex health history.

The Reality of CPR

What we usually see on TV paints a rosy picture of CPR and leads many of us to think everyone would want it. After all, the CPR shown on TV is quick, painless, and almost always works.

A Drop-In Chef for Your Home

A healthy diet is good for everyone, but as people get older, cooking nutritious food can become difficult and sometimes physically impossible. A pot of soup can be too heavy to lift, an there’s all that time standing on your feet. It’s one of the reasons that people move into assisted living facilities. 

Expand Your “HealthSpan” with These Tips

The new thinking about aging considers not just how long one lives, but how vibrant tone stays later in life. 

“If you’re living, you want to be living well,” said Tim Peterson, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Most people who were interested in life span and were studying genes – which control life span – switched to ‘health span.'”

Coffee For Seniors: Why and How You Should Drink It

Despite a few negative rumors, there are some major health benefits that come from drinking a cup of joe. Coffee drinkers are roughly 25% less likely to experience colon, liver or breast cancers!

Make Your Heart Look 30 Years Younger

We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact, people in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung and muscle fitness of healthy people at least 30 years younger.

Your Perception of ‘Old’ Will Continue to Change

My perception of old age is inextricably linked to my grandmother. When I was a kid, I thought this 65-year-old, white-haired woman whose entire body wobbled when she walked was very old. Now that I’m 66, my personal perception – or perhaps, misperception – of old age has changed. I suspect I’ve got lots of company.

Aging Department Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health Among Seniors

Harrisburg, PA (WHTM) – The Department of Aging led a roundtable discussion about mental health among senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Can a Marathon Turn Back the Clock?

The benefits were greater for people who were older or started off less fit, Manisty finds in recent London study.

A Better MRI Test to Study Aging

The external phenomena of aging are known to all of us. We can expect graying hair, bone loss, fatigue or memory difficulties.

New Risk Factors of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light.

Creating a Cancer Binder

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, use this helpful guide to learn how to make a cancer binder for saving and organizing important information. 

Downsizing with Alzheimer’s

All the emotions associated with the downsizing process can be complicated further if one of the seniors involved is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

How Smell and Taste Change Over Time

Sally looked forward to Thanksgiving dinner at her daughter’s house every year. She loved the smell of the turkey and all the fixings. She couldn’t wait to dig in, but this year it didn’t smell like Thanksgiving… When Sally ate the holiday food, she felt let down.

Love to Read? It Could Help You Live Longer

A recent study by Yale University researchers concluded that “book readers experienced a 20 percent reduction in risk of mortality.”

“Elderhood”: A Clearer Map For Aging

“My youngest patient has been 60 and my oldest 111, so we’re really talking a half-century there,” she says. “I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age.”

New Biological Targets Could Fight Cancer

A team of geneticists have discovered new biological targets that may help devise therapies for cancers.

US Cancer Institute: It’s Not Too Late to Stop Smoking

You’re never too old to reap the health benefits of quitting smoking, a new study finds.

My 92-Year-Old Father Didn’t Need More Medical Care

Ordering up more tests and surgeries for dying patients is easy. Getting patients the end-of-life care they deserve takes much more effort.

 Looking on the Bright Side Might Help You Live Past 85

Research shows that people with a more positive outlook also achieve ‘exceptional longevity’.

Caregiving: What are my responsibilities?

So, you’ve taken on the task of being a caregiver? Whether you are new to a career in caregiving or you are a helpful friend or family member, learning what you need to do is key to success.

Relaxation Techniques for Seniors

Relaxation techniques are essential to maintaining good health. Regularly practiced, they have been shown to strengthen the body’s immune system, help control blood pressure, improve the body’s ability to manage glucose, reduce stress, and diminish pain.

High Blood Pressure: The Health Implications And How To Avoid Them

58% of adults 55+ are actively being treated for high blood pressure (Hypertension). It is by far the most common chronic condition amongst seniors in the United States and one of the most dangerous.

The Joy of Aging

Alan D. Castel, psychologist and author of Better With Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging, dissects the subject of happiness. When looking at different age groups, he finds it’s not the young, but the old that are happiest.

A Guide to Shingles

Did you have Chickenpox as a child? Then you should know that Shingles, a reactivation of the Chickenpox, commonly occurs with increased age. Learn what the Shingles virus is and how to care for your elderly loved ones if they are diagnosed.

The Benefits of Visiting a Geriatric Specialist

When it comes to healthy aging, maintaining a good relationship with a doctor that knows how to care for your needs is important. For some older adults, changing from a primary care physician to a geriatrician just makes sense.

How to Care for Someone with Dementia during Covid-19

Caring for someone with dementia during a pandemic means facing unusual challenges due to social distancing and increased health risks. Luckily, we have tips to help you through this tough time.

Eating Healthy as a Senior

It can be tough to get enough nutrients as an older adult. Know what you should be eating with this short article from Eating Right.

How to Protect Your Heart During Treatment

As cancer patients survive longer because of better treatments, they may be more likely to die of something else, including heart disease.

8 Arthritis Exercise Tips

For the 21 million American adults suffering from arthritis, stiff, painful joints can make even an easy exercise program feel impossible.

Swimming for Seniors

Swimming has been shown to improve heart health, strengthen muscles and reduce stress. Low impact and fun, swimming is an ideal exercise option for seniors.

“Talking Tables” Fight Isolation

As a means of combatting loneliness, a major grocery chain is launching a string of new meeting places that will encourage people to talk to strangers.

Tips to Beat the Summer Heat 

While the summer brings us warmth and bloom, prolonged exposure to excessive heat in summer months can be dangerous. This is especially true for older adults. Every summer, more than 600 Americans die of health problems caused by excessive heat and humidity.

Bill Bryson: We Have Not Addressed Ageing 

What we do about poor health and quality of life in old age is something society has not come to terms with and is going to be a real problem, the writer Bill Bryson has warned.

Facing Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition in which individuals experience increased depression during winter months.

Avoiding Vision Problems During Your Golden Years

The risk of developing serious eye diseases and major vision problems increases with age. That’s why it’s so important to be proactive about protecting your older adult’s sight.

ER, Urgent Care, Primary Care: Which One Do I Use?

When a senior develops an urgent medical need, it can be difficult to know where to seek treatment, especially due to their often complex health history.

The Reality of CPR

What we usually see on TV paints a rosy picture of CPR and leads many of us to think everyone would want it. After all, the CPR shown on TV is quick, painless, and almost always works.

A Drop-In Chef for Your Home

A healthy diet is good for everyone, but as people get older, cooking nutritious food can become difficult and sometimes physically impossible. A pot of soup can be too heavy to lift, an there’s all that time standing on your feet. It’s one of the reasons that people move into assisted living facilities. 

Expand Your “HealthSpan” with These Tips

The new thinking about aging considers not just how long one lives, but how vibrant tone stays later in life. 

“If you’re living, you want to be living well,” said Tim Peterson, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Most people who were interested in life span and were studying genes – which control life span – switched to ‘health span.'”

Coffee For Seniors: Why and How You Should Drink It

Despite a few negative rumors, there are some major health benefits that come from drinking a cup of joe. Coffee drinkers are roughly 25% less likely to experience colon, liver or breast cancers!

Make Your Heart Look 30 Years Younger

We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact, people in their 70s who have been exercising regularly for decades seem to have put a brake on the aging process, maintaining the heart, lung and muscle fitness of healthy people at least 30 years younger.

Your Perception of ‘Old’ Will Continue to Change

My perception of old age is inextricably linked to my grandmother. When I was a kid, I thought this 65-year-old, white-haired woman whose entire body wobbled when she walked was very old. Now that I’m 66, my personal perception – or perhaps, misperception – of old age has changed. I suspect I’ve got lots of company.

Aging Department Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health Among Seniors

Harrisburg, PA (WHTM) – The Department of Aging led a roundtable discussion about mental health among senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Can a Marathon Turn Back the Clock?

The benefits were greater for people who were older or started off less fit, Manisty finds in recent London study.

A Better MRI Test to Study Aging

The external phenomena of aging are known to all of us. We can expect graying hair, bone loss, fatigue or memory difficulties.

New Risk Factors of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the world. However, more and more environmental risk factors are coming to light.

Creating a Cancer Binder

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, use this helpful guide to learn how to make a cancer binder for saving and organizing important information. 

Downsizing with Alzheimer’s

All the emotions associated with the downsizing process can be complicated further if one of the seniors involved is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

How Smell and Taste Change Over Time

Sally looked forward to Thanksgiving dinner at her daughter’s house every year. She loved the smell of the turkey and all the fixings. She couldn’t wait to dig in, but this year it didn’t smell like Thanksgiving… When Sally ate the holiday food, she felt let down.

Love to Read? It Could Help You Live Longer

A recent study by Yale University researchers concluded that “book readers experienced a 20 percent reduction in risk of mortality.”

“Elderhood”: A Clearer Map For Aging

“My youngest patient has been 60 and my oldest 111, so we’re really talking a half-century there,” she says. “I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age.”

New Biological Targets Could Fight Cancer

A team of geneticists have discovered new biological targets that may help devise therapies for cancers.

US Cancer Institute: It’s Not Too Late to Stop Smoking

You’re never too old to reap the health benefits of quitting smoking, a new study finds.

My 92-Year-Old Father Didn’t Need More Medical Care

Ordering up more tests and surgeries for dying patients is easy. Getting patients the end-of-life care they deserve takes much more effort.

 Looking on the Bright Side Might Help You Live Past 85

Research shows that people with a more positive outlook also achieve ‘exceptional longevity’.

 Repercussions of Seniors Avoiding Technology

What are our obligations as a society to those who, for reasons of financial capacity, technological discomfort or personal preference, can’t – or won’t – adopt new technology?

Using CBD Oil to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is difficult for anyone, but it hits seniors especially hard. For those 55+, inflammation can be much more difficult to get through than younger individuals.

Debunking Myths About Seniors

Myth-Information is a widely held and/or promoted, butt false, piece of information.

Global Lifespan is Expected to Increase by 2040

A study published in The Lancet on Tuesday examined 250 causes of death between 1990 and 2016 in 195 countries and used that data to generate predictions for 2017 to 2040.

Stumbling Upon a Way to Reverse Aging

In a small clinical trial, scientists were looking for a means to restore the thymus and managed to reverse various aspects of biological aging.