Given that millions of people over 65 fall and sustain an injury each year, what can we do to cut these numbers? The numbers are probably even higher seeing that only half actually tell their doctor. What makes this statistic even worse is the fact that it has been proven that once one falls, it…

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…

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