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A pair of seniors walking a paved path in the early morning

Time and time again, we hear about the benefits of walking. For decades it’s been touted as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle built on a balanced diet and moderate exercise. But by some accounts, walking starts to sound like a miracle cure that can treat anything from arthritis to dementia. So what’s the […]

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a phoropter used to diagnose diabetic eye disease

It can be shocking to learn what wide-reaching impacts diabetes has on the body. While diabetes mainly affects insulin production and blood sugar processing, the effects of that imbalance can affect the body from head to toe. In the past, we’ve discussed how diabetes can impact foot health through peripheral neuropathy and the importance of […]

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Two seniors enjoying their mobility

There are plenty of unexpected changes that happen with age. While you cannot anticipate or control each of these things, you can reduce mobility loss by staying active and healthy. It’s never too late to take care of your body and maintain a mobile lifestyle. People often become sedentary as they age due to increased […]

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post-holiday blues

 The holiday season is a time of good cheer and togetherness. An opportunity for families to share warmth and good food during the darkest months of the year. Between geographical distance and busy work schedules, the holidays are often the only opportunity for families to get together. For seniors living alone, this might be one […]

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cold weather gloves and hot coffee

Winter can be a difficult time of year for seniors. The decrease in temperature requires a little extra vigilance for day-to-day activities. Heating bills rise, more time is spent indoors, and sometimes just remembering to put on all those layers to go outside seems like a hassle. It’s important to remember that as you age, […]

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A patient receiving palliative care

Hospice and palliative care are both essential parts of the American healthcare system. Each year, 1.4 million people receive hospice or palliative care to cope with a life-limiting illness. Though this care is critically important for seniors, people of all ages often prefer not to think about it. The idea of coping with an illness […]

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a person sick with pneumonia

No one likes a tickle in their throat. But a persistent wet cough can be an even more significant concern for seniors. Pneumonia is a common and severe respiratory disease that affects seniors at a higher rate than any other age group. In fact, it is the second-leading cause of hospitalization for Medicare beneficiaries, accounting […]

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family caregivers

Caregiving for a family member is difficult work any time of year, but the holidays add undeniable stress to an already stressful situation. In addition to the daily responsibilities of making sure your loved one is happy, healthy, and well taken care of, now you must also navigate the specific needs of the holiday. Do […]

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Someone loading an influenza vaccination into a syringe

The holiday season is in full swing, but so is cold and flu season. With most health attention over the past two years dedicated to COVID-19, it’s easy to overlook the ordinary influenza virus. For seniors, this lack of attention can pose serious problems. Due to several compounding risk factors, seniors are in far greater […]

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A family caregiver

Caregivers are an essential part of our health and elder care system. They put in long hours to provide the support, attention, and assistance many seniors need to continue living independent lives. Caring for a family member isn’t always easy, but it can be an enriching and powerful experience. This November, National Family Caregivers Month […]

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