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Home Health & Well-Being

Health & Well-Being

Health and wellness…..good health and healthy living all lead to wellness.
They go hand in hand don’t you think?
What does health and wellness mean to you?
The very thought of health and wellness can be very overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.
It should be fun inspiring and very rewarding.

Most articles on fitness and exercise for seniors are listicles of suggestions to get out more, go on a walk, play pickleball, take a yoga class, etc. But let’s get serious:  The average 70-year-old in the US is more than...
Who doesn’t love a good dessert? Making your own dessert is not only budget-friendly, but it means you can control what goes into your food. These recipes, taken from a book I co-authored in 2005 called "Chronic Heartburn: Managing Acid...
Convincing your parents to wear hearing aids can be challenging, but it's essential for their overall well-being. Based on my 20 years of medical practice and helping over 300,000 people get affordable hearing assistance, here are some tips to...
One of the most common causes for fractures in seniors is from falls. Falls are the leading cause of hospitalization and in some cases can lead to total disability or even death. The best way to avoid falls is...
We should always be taking care of our skin whether it's summer or another season but the hot weather can add the risk of skin cancer and damage from too much sun exposure. For seniors, this goes double. Aging...
How healthy hearing can bring family together, strengthen essential bonds, and boost quality of life. Think back to the last, large family gathering you enjoyed. Maybe it was Thanksgiving, or a wedding, or a reunion. There were likely multiple generations...
With age, exercise and physical activity become more important. Many middle age adults and seniors are afraid to exercise, not wanting to risk breaking bones that have become weak or brittle. Many are worried that with their poor balance,...
Caregiving long distance may not be familiar to some but it poses unique challenges. Communication is one of the most important aspects when helping a loved one from a distance. You may be providing emotional support to a primary...
As we age and gradually lose the ability or the right to do those things we have always done, fear can set in. We may look around and feel that our lives are no longer our own. Adapting to a...
Summer is in full swing, temperatures are on the rise and once again it’s time to go over a checklist for summer safety. Many areas are currently breaking temperature records and for seniors this is a concern. Limit your...