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Health Maintenance: 5 Considerations

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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 […]

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 […]

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 has made a substantial imprint on the fabric of our nation and our individual lives. Since last February, over 24 million cases have been recorded in the United States, with over 413,000 lives lost due to coronavirus.  These lives, of course, are so much more than a number or statistic, and we extend our […]

Understanding Glaucoma: Take Care of Your Eyes

Few things in life are more precious than our vision.

Seniors and Surgery: Important Considerations for Undergoing Surgery in the COVID-19 Era

In a typical year, millions of seniors in the United States undergo operations ranging from outpatient cataract removal to more invasive procedures such as joint replacement or heart surgery. Of course, 2020 is not a typical year. Rather, most of us in the US have been battling a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic for a little more than […]

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