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  Fire Safety for Seniors Teaching seniors about fire and life safety can save lives. We offer materials about safety risks specific to seniors including smoking, cooking, use of home oxygen, and staying safe at home. Seniors are more likely…

  Your immune system is an intricate, codependent structure of white blood cells, antibodies, complex proteins, networks, and organs. Some parts of the system act as literal barriers, preventing viruses and bacteria from reaching organs like your brain, while others hunt and…

  It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Here is what you should know this season, including information on how to protect yourself and your family against flu by…

One of the most irritating and painful experiences is an extreme headache also known as a migraine. Migraines can cause pain in your head, neck and shoulders or cause you to feel nauseous and lightheaded. Migraines are common, as about…

As we get older, our memory sometimes slips and becomes not as sharp as it once was. Misplacing keys, forgetting your tasks for the day or not remembering someone’s birthday can be a common occurrence among elderly individuals. It is…

According to the CDC, 41% of adults age 65 and older report that they are in good or excellent health. This is good news, considering average life expectancy is on the rise, with many of those 65-year-olds living to celebrate…

Everyone uses their bladder many times each day, but they may not know what to do to keep their bladder healthy. Located in the lower abdomen, the bladder is a hollow organ, much like a balloon, that stores urine. It is…

Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults Too much heat is not safe for anyone. It is even riskier if you are older or have health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly. If not, you might…

An expert weighs in on how to maneuver the ups and downs The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a whirlwind of evolving information, flattened curves and spikes, mask policies and shifting hotspots. It’s been an exhausting several months and,…

Ways to make your treatment more comfortable You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer and chemotherapy is part of your treatment. Getting this news is scary. The thought of chemotherapy is frightening too. Yet the more you know about chemotherapy the…