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Five Great Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

August 15, 2019 — We’re coming up upon the traditional harvest season—a great time to check out the offerings at a farmers market! Here’s what you’ll find: The freshest produce! Fruits and veggies at the grocery story may have traveled long and far before they show up on the shelf. Grown, packaged and treated to survive the journey, taste... Read More

Who Can Speed Up Stroke Treatment? Everyone!

August 1, 2019 — When it comes to stroke, the sooner treatment begins, the better. To shorten the time between a stroke and the beginning of treatment, researchers are examining a lot of angles. Their focus includes: Hospitals A July 2019 study from UCLA found that speeding up stroke treatment in hospitals by only 15 minutes could save many... Read More

We Can Grow New Brain Cells Even Through Our 90s

July 15, 2019 — For some time, experts have debated whether human adults continue to grow new brain cells (neurons), or whether we pretty much have all the neurons we’re going to have by the end of our teenage years or so. The complete answer is far beyond the scope of this article, but we’d like to share some... Read More

Keep Seniors Hydrated This Summer

July 1, 2019 — Did you read about the recent studies showing that exercise provides an immediate boost to the memory of seniors? Turns out there’s a catch, reports the American Physiological Society (APA); the benefits may not apply if a person is suffering from dehydration. That’s far from the only reason older adults should be sure to have... Read More

Be Safe During Lightning Storms

June 15, 2019 — As the first day of summer approaches, we’ve already had some major thunderstorms. Experts at the University of Nebraska Medical Center recently shared some information to protect older adults and people of every age from being injured by the beautiful but deadly feature of these storms: lightning. “An underrated killer, hotter than the surface of... Read More

Travel Tips for Senior Airline Passengers

June 1, 2019 — Whether it’s a trip to see the grandkids, or to see the world, traveling by plane usually goes more smoothly with some advance planning. Air travel is not the luxury it once was! Remember the days when you would get all dressed up for a plane trip? Chances are there would be an empty seat... Read More

Is High Blood Pressure Inevitable as We Age?

May 15, 2019 — May 17, 2019 is World Hypertension Day. This global, annual event is held to increase awareness of high blood pressure, which raises our risk of heart disease, kidney problems, stroke, vision loss and even Alzheimer’s disease. Many Americans believe that hypertension is just a part of growing older, and assume that our blood pressure inevitably... Read More

Exercise for Bone Health

May 1, 2019 — Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density that can rob us of our independence as we grow older. This condition affects millions of seniors. It weakens the bones and is a major cause of back pain, spinal problems and broken bones—including serious hip fractures. To an extent, our risk of developing osteoporosis is genetic, but... Read More

Distracted Driving Is a Growing Safety Hazard

April 15, 2019 — We see them all the time. Those folks on the expressway, doing everything you can imagine while driving … what are they thinking? “I’m so late and the traffic is so bad. I’d better send a quick text to my boss.”  “Oh look, what a cool sunset … I’ll take a picture!”  “No time for... Read More

Unpacking the Mysteries of Laughter

April 1, 2019 — Most of us do like a good laugh. By now, you’ve probably read that laughter is good for our health—but why? How does that work? Modern brain imaging offers insights and shows that “laughter is the best medicine” isn’t just a cliché. Humor protects our brains. Researchers are using brain imaging to actually watch the... Read More