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3 Ways to Celebrate Seniors

August 20, 2023 — Just under 60 million adults in the U.S. are 65 or older – that’s about 16.8% of the nation’s population! Monday, Aug. 21, is National Senior Citizens Day and a terrific excuse to give more love and attention to the elders in your life. President Reagan established National Senior Citizens Day in 1988, proclaiming “For... Read More

How to Have Healthy Eyes

August 3, 2023 — Do you remember when you had your last eye exam? If not, August is National Eye Exam Month so it’s the perfect time to schedule your next appointment. Eye health is a crucial, but often overlooked, part of overall health. There are lots of easy steps you can take to help keep your eyes healthy... Read More

The Founding Fathers’ Lasting Impact on Senior Living

July 4, 2023 — On the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of the United States of America and the Founding Fathers, who established a new kind of republic, outlined in the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. These iconic men were also devoted to science, often inventing or trying new ways of doing things. Here are... Read More

Men and Cancer

June 23, 2023 — When you think of cancer, what’s your first thought? Is it of pink ribbons and women survivors? That makes sense: The most common type of cancer is breast cancer. But, men actually have higher rates of getting and dying from cancer than women. Over 1 million new cancer cases are expected in men in 2023.... Read More

Improve Your Health Literacy to Improve Your Health

April 13, 2023 — Have you ever had a hard time figuring out exactly what you need to do after a diagnosis? Is it difficult getting the medical information you need in the first place? Well, you are in good company. Nearly 85% of Americans don’t have proficient health literacy, or the ability to find, understand, or use health... Read More

Chin Up: Optimism for Aging Well

March 28, 2023 — The Dalai Lama said, “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.” The great news is that optimism not only feels better, but it makes aging better! Recent research reaffirmed the link between optimism and healthier, longer living. One study examined data from 150,000 diverse women aged 50–79. It found that women who were the highest... Read More

Love Your Heart

February 23, 2023 — February is all about the heart – and it’s not just for valentines. It’s also American Heart Month, an awareness campaign to encourage heart-healthy lifestyles. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and it’s largely preventable. David Goff, M.D., director of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood... Read More

The Eyes Have It

January 23, 2023 — January is Glaucoma Awareness Month with focus on a disease that has no onset symptoms but is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The eyes can have it before you know it, so being proactive is critical. Glaucoma causes fluid to build up in the eye, creating a pressure that can damage the... Read More

Bright New Year

December 27, 2022 — There’s been some great news just in time for our New Year’s resolutions: Research confirms the link between optimism and longevity! For everyone. Previous research focused on white, non-Hispanic women had shown a relationship between optimism (or a hopeful confidence about the future) and healthier aging.  Although limited, the findings associated a 15% greater lifespan... Read More

Nocturnal Hypertension: An Invisible Monster

October 25, 2022 — What goes thump in the night this Halloween season? Let’s hope it’s creatures of the night and not nocturnal hypertension! Nocturnal hypertension is high blood pressure that happens while someone is sleeping. These spikes can have deadly consequences, including heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. The scariest part: people with normal blood pressure during the... Read More