Senior Health

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Painful, but Treatable

    Millions of people are affected by pain, tingling and numbness of the hand and wrist due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Although surgery for this syndrome is quite common, it may not always be necessary.

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  • Ways to Remove Skin Tags

    Skin tags are a common skin problem for older adults. Removing skin tags with surgery is a simple procedure that can be performed by a dermatologist.

  • Nine out of 10 Women Don’t Know These Stroke Symptoms

    Most women don’t know that the signs of stroke can be gender specific. This lack of knowledge can lead to dangerous delays in treatment that can reduce an individual's chances for a full recovery.

  • How to Support a Friend Who Has a Chronic Illness

    If you have a friend who is chronically ill, it’s important to understand that their health is just one factor in your relationship. By keeping their illness in the proper perspective, this friendship can be rewarding for and meaningful to both of you.

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  • When Wives Fall Ill, Divorce May Follow

    When a wife comes down with a serious illness (such as cancer or heart disease) even longtime couples are more likely to divorce, a new study reveals.

  • 5 Tips for Keeping Your Brain Healthy While Caregiving

    Two brain experts offer important information and tips for keeping your brain healthy while caregiving.

  • How Your Cell Phone Can Save Your Life

    Activating this simple function on your smartphone can help save you or your loved one's life in an emergency.

  • Yoga: The New ‘Old’ Medicine

    Yoga has been around for thousands of years, but its health benefits are timeless. People of any age and any ability level can begin a practice to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

  • 15 Healthy Habits to Adopt

    A new year is a great time to reaffirm your commitment to your health and well-being, especially if you have an aging loved one relying on you for care. Try to adopt a few of these healthy habits this year.

  • 3 Strategies for Increasing Self-Esteem in the Elderly

    Confidence and high self-esteem are vital components of living a happy, fulfilling life into old age. Use these tips to improve your aging loved one's self-image and sense of worth.

  • 8 Tips from a Healthy Aging Expert

    Healthy aging expert, Dr. Bruce Daggy shares his thoughts on using diet and exercise to delay the negative effects of aging.

  • What I Wish I’d Known About Caring for Someone With Schizophrenia

    Elders with both physical and mental illnesses are incredibly vulnerable. Most of us understand that these two “sides” of health are connected, but even medical professionals sometimes struggle to provide whole-person care.

  • 5 Things Your Teeth Reveal about Your Health

    Taking care of your teeth and gums is about much more than having a healthy mouth and a dazzling smile.

  • The Key to Enhancing Exercise Motivation

    Why do you work out? Your answer to this question could determine how easy it is for you to stick to a regular exercise routine.

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  • Quality or Quantity of Life?

    Another "hard talk" Carol and I had before her diagnosis with ovarian cancer was the need to balance quality of life and quantity of life.

  • Nutrient Supplements and Senior Health

    A simple blood test can determine whether a senior is deficient in any key vitamins or minerals and should develop a nutrition and supplement plan to get the nutrients they need.

  • Spotting Health Problems in a Senior With Dementia

    Spotting health problems, such as the common cold or a urinary tract infection, can be difficult in a senior with dementia when they can't communicate their symptoms.

  • Defining Frailty: What Does it Really Mean?

    I recently participated in a study to help researchers develop a "frailty index" for people over 65 and I'm not sure what to think of my results.

  • Daylight Saving Time Can Negatively Affect Senior Health

    Daylight saving time can have a negative impact on a senior's health and daily routine. Discover 5 strategies for adjusting to the time change.

  • 4 Unexpected Stroke Side Effects

    Stroke side effects range from the familiar--speech problems and partial paralysis--to the surprising. Discover 4 lesser-known stroke side effects.

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