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    Staying Motivated to Exercise: Tips for Older Adults   4 Tips for Older Adults to Stay Motivated to Exercise Physical activity is a great way for older adults to gain substantial health benefits and maintain independence. Try to make…

Malnutrition in the Elderly: A Multifactorial Failure to Thrive Poor nutritional status and malnutrition in the elderly population are important areas of concern. Malnutrition and unintentional weight loss contribute to progressive decline in health, reduced physical and cognitive functional status,…

  8 Early Signs of Diabetes You Shouldn’t Ignore More than 30 million Americans have diabetes. It’s also estimated that 90-95 percent of those individuals have type 2 diabetes. That’s a staggering statistic. Diabetes often develops over time, and it…

  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…