Health

5 questions for your doctor: are memory issues a concern?

If you or a loved one have concerns about memory loss or other unexplained changes in behavior, getting an expert opinion from your family doctor is an important first step in understanding how to proceed.

Joint Function: The First Step to Better Mobility

By Cate Read, MS, RD ~ When it comes to better balance and mobility, muscles get all the glory while joints are largely overlooked. This is a big mistake! Yes, muscles are the motors that do the moving but without joints, movement simply can’t happen.

Ask the Expert: Vision Health as You Age

Many people tend to expect their eyesight to decline with age – perhaps requiring a stronger eyeglass prescription or “readers” to scan the daily paper.  And while some changes to vision are linked to age, there are some steps we can all consider to help our eyes stay as healthy as possible.    Dr. Linda Chous, OD, […]

The good, the bad and the ugly about cognitive function

Reputable scientists are excited about how certain brain nutrients may improve brain health, even in people with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s dementia  ~ First, the bad news. Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s dementia, which accounts for about 70 percent of total dementia cases. The risk of dementia doubles every five years after age 60, […]

Creative Eldering: Taking The Inflammation Bull By The Horns

If you know or think you are suffering from inflammation, have hope! In my book YOUR BODY CAN TALK, second edition, there are over 100 natural, noninvasive self-care measures on pages 324 and 325 that you could explore to assist you in overcoming inflammation. You may also want to reference chapter 7 in YOUR AGING […]

The Future of Aging

What impact might the expansion of health span have on society? ~ ​In a future of health focused on preventing disease, aging may no longer be defined by disease, but, rather, extended vitality. This shift could have far-reaching implications. WHAT IMPACT might the expansion of health span—the amount of time that one is healthy in life—have on […]

When Should I Worry About Memory Loss?

As we age, memories can become more elusive. We compensate. Lists on the refrigerator. Reminders to ourselves. Sticky notes all over. But what happens when memory loss begins to disrupt our daily lives? When we have difficulty completing familiar tasks? When we have trouble retracing our steps? Where can you turn for knowledgeable and confidential […]

Falls and Fractures: Facts and Tips That May Limit Falls

By James Metcalf, Chief Medical Officer, Medicare & Retirement – West Region, UnitedHealthcare As we age, we begin to learn – sometimes firsthand – how devastating a fall can be. It isn’t quite as easy as it once was to hop back up and continue on our way. Each year, more than one in four Americans aged […]

8 Ways to Eat Your Way to Healthy Aging

By Barbra Cohn ~ It’s Healthy Aging Month and it’s a good time to ask yourself “what am I doing to stave off chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis and other age-related diseases? How can I age gracefully?”

Keep your cool with these 10 summertime eating tips

By Barbra Cohn ~ It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy—or at least we’d like it to be. This summer is especially hot all over the world. If you’re tired and stressed out from caregiving, these tips will help you stay cooler in summer. The same information applies to those we care for. . . […]

Creative Eldering: A Fresh Look At Hypertension Prevention

If you are 50 years old and do not have hypertension this is the perfect time to begin your proactive plan to prevent it from ever developing. If you do have hypertension and are involved in some type of treatment, take a moment to reevaluate that approach and look at a few other ideas that […]

Sun Protection

When I moved to Denver, Colorado almost 11 years ago, I knew that we were in the Mile High City. What took me by surprise, though, was not the altitude but rather the intensity of the sun. I had no idea that being a mile closer to the sun would make that much difference, and […]

Back to the Basics

Anything surrounding health and wellness can become overwhelming, can’t it? “Do this, not that.” “This exercise eliminates fat here.” “Do this exercise if you want to lose weight.” And the list goes on. With all of the conflicting fads and opinions hanging over us, it’s hard to know what is right. So, let’s go back […]

How to Recognize Risks and Symptoms of Blood Clots

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ On average, 274 people die each day from blood clots – that’s one person every six minutes. Yet, what may be even more surprising is that fewer than one in four people realize they have the signs and symptoms of a blood clot.

Creative Eldering: Be Good To Your Pancreas, It Might Help Your Blood Sugar Level

There are at least 220 million people with diabetes worldwide, and as of 2009 every three minutes an additional person is diagnosed with diabetes.1 You yourself probably know someone struggling with one of its three types, especially Diabetes type II, which effects all age groups in all “modern cultures” (cultures who eat processed foods). You […]


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