A fall is a serious event. The ramifications are many, both physical and psychological

According to the CDC, adults over 65 have a 25% greater risk of falling than younger people. It is thought that if someone falls once, their risk of falling again doubles. Care is often required after a fall, which raises the issue of loss of independence, a significant concern affecting so many older adults.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants: Weighing the Pros and Cons

As we grow older we find ourselves in need of replacing one or more missing teeth. If this is something you have been dealing with there are a few options, you can speak with your dentist about including dentures and implants.

Three Health Strategies to Help You Swing into Summer

By Dr. Michael Bess, vice president of health care strategies, UnitedHealthcare ~ With summer’s arrival and the days getting warmer and longer, some people in Colorado may be rededicating themselves to getting outside and focusing on their fitness.* This may be especially important after so much time spent inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which […]

5 Tips for Supporting Brain Health During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Dr. Stacie Pinderhughes ~ June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness of the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s and to educate people about brain health, including risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Tips to Fight Mold and Humidity

Now that the start of the summer is here, the warmer temperatures and heavy humidity have local families blasting air conditioning in their homes for relief. The problem– when we pump cold air through our home’s ducts- combined with warm, humid air on the outside- we create condensation and moisture that can lead to mold.

The 5 Most Common Environmental Triggers for Autoimmune Diseases and How to Manage Them

By Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS ~ There are several factors that contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases, including genetics, pre-existing disease, ethnicity, and even sex – over 75 percent of people affected by autoimmune diseases are female. But one factor that puts the majority of the population at risk for autoimmune […]

Tips to help make the most of your health plan in 2021

By Dr. David Severance, Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare of Colorado ~ Last year was a difficult year as the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our country, impacting families and communities nationwide. The health challenges of the pandemic also provided a crucial reminder about the importance of health care. For many Colorado residents, new health plan […]

Seniors + Eggs: What is Healthy For Your Diet

Older adults are faced with a range of issues that can affect their food intake, including a reduction in appetite, loss of muscle mass and decreased mineral absorption. Additionally, the number of calories you need begins to decline making it necessary for every calorie you consume to be packed with nutrition in order to hit the […]

The Eyes Look But The Brain Sees

“Eyesight is simply the ability to see something clearly, the so-called 20/20 eyesight (as measured in a standard eye examination with a Snellen chart). Vision goes beyond eyesight and can best be defined as the understanding of what is seen. Vision involves the ability to take incoming visual information, process that information and obtain meaning […]

Good Cheer: Loving your body well as it ages

By Margaret Dulaney ~ My friend Hayden suggests that as we age and grow less cute, we might be wise to compensate for the loss of good looks with good cheer. Emerson writes, “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”

Staying Connected While Staying Healthy

Since COVID-19 lockdowns started earlier this year, older adults have been told to stay home and away from others, to keep “safe.”  But that isolation has a cost: depression, loneliness and even declining health. While the pandemic brings an unusual and unforeseen set of circumstances, I want to suggest we seek balance.  We know there […]

Creative Eldering – Nov. 2020 – Your Gallbladder

Your body was equipped with a gallbladder when you were born, hopefully you still have it.  Sadly, many people lose their gallbladder to the surgeon’s knife at no fault of the gallbladder itself.  The fault lays typically with person’s digestive function.  Some people eat too much at a time, too fast and do not chew […]

The Mindful Path – Eat Smart Month

By  Marilyn Halpern, LSW, MSW ~ Every year, the American Heart Association (AHA) strategically picks November as Eat Smart Month.  Thanksgiving often marks the beginning of the holiday season and an annual uptick in caloric intake. Celebrate healthy eating with free, inspiration and motivation by texting 51555 and submitting the keyword DailyHack.  Participate and receive […]

The Frequency of Gratitude

By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As we gather around to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, things may appear different from years’ past.  We may be missing loved ones surrounding us in our homes, our dinner table may have a reduced bounty of delicious foods and our thoughts may gravitate toward the losses we have endured this […]

Fall Prevention Awareness

As the saying goes,”Falls are not a normal part of aging” and there are many strategies that one can take to reduce their risk of falls. Some risk factors leading to falls include fear of falling, balance problems, previous falls, muscle weakness, home hazards, some medications, and vision impairments. Some of these risk factors can […]

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