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Preventing Shingles

Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common illness among older adults. For many years, researchers have been raising questions as to why this is the case.

September 14th, 2016|Health|

Dealing with Depression

Depression is a very common medical problem among older adults, and is often broken down into two categories: major depression and minor depression.

September 7th, 2016|Health|

Best Foods for Sight

While foods cannot magically prevent or cure illness, making sure the body has all of the nutrients it needs can help decrease the risk of disease.

April 12th, 2016|Health|

What is Essential Tremor?

Essential tremor is the most common neurological disorder found in the older adult population. It affects between 1 and 5 percent of adults over 60 years of age.

February 23rd, 2016|Health|

The Great Masquerader: Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a common disease which can cause many common symptoms. It is called the great masquerader because it can mimic many other diseases. Despite its tricks, hypothyroidism can be easy to treat.

January 13th, 2016|Health|

Living Safe as We Age

One of my biggest challenges as I entered my mid-sixties was recognizing the physiological changes that have been occurring to my body. Something as simple as getting out of my car takes more effort than before.

December 30th, 2015|Health|