As we age, it is common for multiple health issues, treatable with prescription drugs, to creep into our lives. Without even knowing it, many seniors suddenly find themselves on multiple doses of a wide array of medications. Research has shown, however, that taking a large variety of drugs can have harmful consequences. According to Health…

Researchers studying senior men and women in England discovered that “The more social groups the pensioners belonged to after they stopped working, the lower their risk of an early death.” The difference the scientists found was not trivial: the mortality rates were a factor of six less for retirees who participated in at least two…

Eating healthy food is a key ingredient to staying healthy as we age. It has been shown through countless scientific studies that what we eat contributes to a reduction in the incidence of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other numerous ailments. Below are some tips on how to make sure you get the…

February is heart healthy month. Heart disease is the “leading cause of death in America for both men and women,” but in so many instances this can be prevented. There are many simple steps the elderly can take to improve their health and enhance their overall quality of life, and with that, reduce their chances…

There is a long list of illnesses that can be affected by the food we eat. As we age and become more vulnerable to illness, good nutrition becomes even more important. Whether it is heart disease, vascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, memory loss, or osteoporosis, all of these can be positively affected by a…

Please Note: This news was also covered by The Queens Ledger, the Middle Village Blog, and the Gowanus Lounge blog. Dry Harbor is proud to announce that we are upgrading our already excellent Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program that includes a team of specialists employed on a full-time basis. This team includes Board-certified doctors in Cardiology, Pulmonology, and…

Often, the older one becomes, the harder it becomes to learn new things. As the old saying goes, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” These days, however, there are a whole slew of gadgets and gizmos that could really benefit the elderly. The problem is, they often do not have the inclination, cognitive…

One of the challenges that comes with aging is reduced social interaction. Many of the peer group die – or are dealing with major and chronic health issues – resulting in a decreasing circle of friends. This ends up being potentially bad for the mental well being of seniors. It is an issue that must…

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