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senior blood donations

Every year, 6.8 million Americans donate 13.6 million units of whole blood and red blood cells. This life-saving resource helps treat a wide variety of injuries, from car crashes to childbirth. 13.6 million units may sound like a lot, but the need is always great. COVID-19 has caused a critical blood shortage as people have […]

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An older woman driving a vintage car.

If life is a winding road, we rarely navigate it under ideal conditions. From the cradle to the grave, we deal with many sharp turns: new jobs, new relationships, new places, and, unfortunately, new health concerns. As we age, our bodies often change in ways that require us to find new solutions. Unfortunately, many of […]

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low weight

When discussing issues around weight, the focus is almost always on losing it. However, the key to maintaining a healthy weight isn’t just about dropping the numbers on the scale—especially for seniors. It’s often a more significant concern when older adults are underweight rather than overweight.  Several studies have shown that being underweight presents a […]

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older parents using technology

Though the holidays are a time for people to come together, COVID-19 has kept many families apart. The necessity of social distancing and avoiding large gatherings is even more crucial for seniors, who are at a higher risk of severe or even fatal complications from the disease. But COVID-19 is far from the only hazard […]

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Celebrating the holidays during COVID-19

This year, the holiday season is going to be one of the strangest in our lives. Typically, this is a time for people to come together and share food, love, and companionship in the depths of winter’s darkness. But this year, things will be different because we celebrate under the specter of an ongoing pandemic. […]

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A senior driver traveling with her dog

Driving is at the heart of the classic American lifestyle. Unlike many compact European cities with high walkability and public transportation, most Americans will grab their car keys whenever they leave the house. In fact, Americans hop in the car for 85 percent of their daily trips. Cars are more than just a symbol of […]

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Prevent lung disease

With the winter months approaching and COVID-19 still looming large, avoiding lung disease has never been more crucial. The colder, drier months are a prime time for respiratory illnesses, as unpleasant weather forces us into closer quarters, and the lack of humidity makes viruses easier to spread.  Last month, we discussed some simple ways to […]

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Alzheimer's Disease

Throughout November, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness about this devastating form of dementia. Since the creation of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1984, the number of people with Alzheimer’s in the United States has more than doubled, from 2 to 5.4 million. By 2050, an estimated 14 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s.  […]

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testing equipment for diabetics

November is the prototypical time for Americans to sit down to a lavish Thanksgiving spread and go absolutely hog-wild. But this year, it’s also an opportunity to remember an issue many people would rather forget. This November is National Diabetes Month, a time to contemplate how this serious disease affects millions of diabetics each year. […]

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national family caregiver month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. We’re taking this opportunity to celebrate hard-working people committing time, energy, and money into making sure their loved ones get the absolute best in-home care. The healthcare system depends on these vital, unpaid workers. They provide the majority of care to the over 5 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, […]

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