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Tips to Help Seniors with Weight Management. Picture of a dietitian nurse talking with 2 older caucasian females, 2 older caucasian males, and 1 older black male.

Tips to Help Seniors with Weight Management

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for seniors as it can enhance overall well-being and reduce the risk of age-related health issues. However, weight management can be challenging for older adults due to various factors. In this article, we will explore tips to help seniors with weight management, considering their unique needs and challenges. Consult […]




Are Sunburns Worse for Seniors? Understanding the Impact of Sun Exposure on Aging Skin. Picture of a caucasian male and female walking together in outside in the sunshine.

Are Sunburns Worse for Seniors? Understanding the Impact of Sun Exposure on Aging Skin

Sunburns are a common consequence of excessive sun exposure and can occur at any age. However, the effects of sunburn and sun exposure on the skin can vary depending on factors such as age, skin type, and overall health. In particular, seniors may face unique challenges and increased risks when it comes to sunburns and […]




Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain. Picture of a young caucasian male sleeping in his bed.

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain

A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling foggy and drowsy throughout the day. In recent research, sleep deprivation has also been associated with higher risks of weight gain and obesity. A group led by Drs. Erin Hanlon and Eve Van Cauter at the University of Chicago wanted to better understand how sleep and weight […]




Grip Strength Is Important. Picture of a caucasian hand squeezing a piece of exercise equipment to strengthen the hands.

Grip Strength Is Important  

When it comes to areas of improvement for strength, grip strength isn’t commonly talked about. Any activity involving our hands has us using grip strength. Here are some areas that grip strength helps us with. Grip strength, a measure of body function, has been suggested as a biomarker of aging.1 Biomarkers are medical signs at […]




PTSD and Alzheimer’s Connection. Picture of an older black male and female hugging.

PTSD and Alzheimer’s Connection

New research involving PTSD may be uncovering a genetic cause of Alzheimer’s.Researchers from the University Medical Center Goettingen in Germany studied mice to see if there were any molecular connections between fear conditioning and early onset dementia. They came to this hypothesis after examining studies that have shown links between PTSD and Alzheimer’s.1 Those older […]




Falls and Low Vitamin D Levels. Picture of a pill bottle with vitamin D pills spilled out on the counter top.

Falls and Low Vitamin D Levels

Retirees who receive sufficient vitamin D can lower their risk for falls and fractures, says a recent consensus statement from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The statement aims to encourage primary healthcare providers to ensure that we receive enough vitamin D as we age. In addition to dietary sources, sunlight and supplements can […]




Walking Pneumonia Doesn’t Really Walk. Picture of a young caucasian female in bed sick with a cold.

Walking Pneumonia Doesn’t Really Walk

It is the time of year that people suffer from bad colds or the flu. Be aware that it’s easy for the infection that’s already in the lungs to progress to the next level…. pneumonia… because the body is already fighting the germs, bacteria, viruses, etc.1 But, is it walking pneumonia or pneumonia? Walking pneumonia […]




Don’t Let Limited Mobility Stop You From Being Active . Picture of a young asian female pushing an older caucasian female in a wheelchair.

Don’t Let Limited Mobility Stop You From Being Active

There is a misconception that limited mobility means being active is over. Even with physical conditions that make things more challenging, there are still exciting activities for people with limited mobility. These are just a few examples of how a little research, creativity or know-how can add activity to lives, even where there is limited […]




Bone Health Tips. Picture of a caucasian male doctor looking at xrays.

Bone Health Tips

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), half of all Americans over the age of 50 have weak bones. There is good news, no matter how old we are, there are things we can do to prevent bone loss. Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and […]




Obesity in Pets and Humans. Picture of a very overweight beagle dog.

Obesity in Pets and Humans

According to the Centers for Disease Control, two out of three American adults are overweight or obese.1 Likewise, over 50% of dogs in the US were classified as too heavy by their vet.2 The good news is all of that can change because you and your pet are the perfect workout buddies. Here’s why. 1. […]






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