Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and one person dies every 37 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.1
Let’s face it, most of us at some point in our lives have tried to make healthy resolutions a part of our new year’s promise to keep up with our health. Have you been able to stick to a new year’s resolution?
Guest post by Teresa Greenhill of Mental Health For Seniors
Depression can be a devastating issue for anyone, but for seniors, it can affect their quality of life and lead to multiple mental and physical issues. While there are many causes — such as loneliness, illness, and mental health disorders — depression is often difficult to self-diagnose and can occur with other issues, meaning it’s important to find good healthcare with a professional who can help.
Allergy season is here! Just when you think it’s great to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather after a brutal winter, the pollen gets in your way and you’re stuck trying to breathe and take care of those itchy, watery eyes.
What is colorectal cancer?
It is important to note first that colorectal cancer can be detected by screening from your Primary Care Provider (PCP).
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is known by a couple of other names like “bowel cancer” and “colon cancer”. This type of cancer develops from the colon. The colon is the final part of the digestive system in the large intestine. It is considered to be an important plumbing system that removes waste products from the body.
Influenza, or “Flu” as it’s referred to, is a contagious respiratory illness affecting your respiratory system that is caused by Influenza viruses. It is typically spread through interactions with others who are infected. This includes coughing, sneezing, or even talking. You can pick up the virus by simply touching an object that an infected person has previously touched, or by inhaling the flu virus directly.
Seniors Can Get a Better Night’s Sleep with These Helpful Tips
Contributed by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness
If you’re a senior who is having trouble getting to sleep at night, you’re not alone. However, you could be harming your health. Sleep is essential in preserving healthy processes in your brain and body, so getting enough needs to be among your top priorities. When getting rest seems to be a problem, try these solutions to get a better night’s sleep.