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Seniors and Surgery: Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery

If you have suffered from years of arthritis and pain, you may find yourself under the lights of the operating room for joint replacement surgery…

Taking Care of Your Kidneys: Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease

Did you know that more individuals die from kidney disease each year than from breast or prostate cancer?* Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common among seniors, some experts believe approximately half of individuals over age 70 are affected.** If not properly managed, CKD can lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), at which time individuals will […]

3 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that predominantly affects postmenopausal women.  A decrease in the body’s estrogen levels leads to low bone mass which in turn increases the risk of fracture.  According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately of 30% of postmenopausal women in the United States have osteoporosis and of these, 40% will sustain at […]

Heart Month: More Than Chocolate and Roses

Did you know that February is the month dedicated to focusing on your heart health? This time each year, the American Heart Association works to raise awareness about heart disease, since it is currently responsible for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States…

Health Maintenance: 5 Considerations

senior smiling while holding a glass

With Thanksgiving Day now in the immediate rear-view mirror, the holiday season is in full swing.  One of the many joys of the holidays is the opportunity to visit family members and spend time with loved ones.  This time is also a great opportunity to reflect on and evaluate the health and wellness of our […]

Atrial Fibrillation: 5 Things You Should Know

September is set aside as National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month.  Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) that affects mostly the adult population, and the prevalence is rising.  In fact, by the year 2030 it is predicted that over 12 million Americans will have the diagnosis(1). Let’s take a closer look […]

Let’s Talk About Bone Health

When was the last time you thought about the health of your bones? According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men worldwide over 50 years of age will develop an osteoporotic fracture within their lifetime.* Given how commonly this occurs, let’s take a deeper dive into bone […]

The Importance of Vision Health for Older Adults

I’ve previously written about the importance of vision health, especially when it comes to eye diseases such as glaucoma that can benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. Because vision is so important for a high quality of life as seniors age, let’s take a closer look at some key points about vision and what seniors […]

Four Things You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

More than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Chances are almost all of us know a loved one or friend who has been affected by this neurodegenerative disease. Living with dementia is a tremendous challenge for the affected individual and his or her family. Roughly 11 million Americans provide uncompensated care […]

4 Essentials for Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Did you know that over 10 million individuals worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease today, and about 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed each year. For these individuals and their families, Parkinson’s Disease is a life-changing diagnosis. While much progress has been made with research in understanding the disease, we sadly still do not have a […]

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