The New Year may bring freezing temperatures for many of us, but while senior health is particularly vulnerable in cold weather, a little advance preparation can help preserve your wellbeing and comfort. For example, if you haven’t already had your flu shot, schedule it as soon as possible. I make
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Never mind gimmicky energy drinks and protein concoctions claiming to infuse your body with bursts of energy. Instead, make sure your pantry and refrigerator are filled with the right kinds of foods—foods that give energy naturally.
In considering energy-boosting foods, start with smart carbohydrates. Carbs have been given
Much of the research into the nature of sleep and its consequences for the brain has focused on the activities of neurons, the cells that make up the gray matter of the brain. Lately, however, re-searchers have been shining a light on lesser-known support cells, the activities of which may
Most people tend to walk past the dark green leafy vegetables at the grocery store. After all, what can you do with them? But seniors should stock up on these vibrant and vitamin-rich foods.
“Research has shown that dark green leafy vegetables may provide some of the best benefits for an
One of this month’s newsbriefs reports some good news in senior health trends. The America’s Health Rankings Senior Report reveals a drop in preventable hospitalizations, hospitalizations for hip fracture, and hospital deaths among seniors, as well as a rise in seniors reporting very good or excellent health. While there are
Hospice Care May Help Surviving Spouse Cope
A study published online May 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that hospice care may help a surviving spouse cope better with depression following the death of a loved one. The nine-year study followed the spouses of 1,016 people who died between 2002 and
Q. Is it true that the weather can affect mortality rates in older adults, and if so, which kind of weather has the most impact?
A. Senior health is vulnerable to both hot and cold weather. Exposure to cold affects the heart and suppresses the immune system,