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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

National Physical Therapy Month

October 18, 2022 — More than one-third of the estimated 300 million physical therapy sessions each year are for seniors over 65. Nursing and residential care facilities employ 5% of all physical therapists and with good reason: physical therapy for short- or long-term residents can play an important role in overall care. What is physical therapy (PT)? Physical therapy... Read More

Losing Our Sense of Smell As We Age

August 25, 2022 — When we think of growing older, we often think about losing our hearing or vision. Visual impairment and hearing loss can have a major negative impact on the physical, emotional and cognitive well-being. But as we age, we can also experience changes in our sense of smell. In fact, sense of smell gradually starts to... Read More

5 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

August 16, 2022 — August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)! This annual campaign  spotlights the importance of vaccination in protecting public health. From highly contagious and life-threatening diseases like measles to routine, yearly illnesses like the flu, immunization save lives. It’s estimated that Covid vaccines, for example, saved nearly 20 million lives globally. Here are 5 reasons to... Read More

Seniors Stay Fit For Games

July 29, 2022 — Disproving the myth that seniors should take it easy, the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) completed their eighteenth summer national championships in May. Established in 1985 and originally named the National Senior Olympics Organization, NSGA’s vision is to promote healthy lifestyles for adults through education, fitness, and sport. The first National Senior Olympic Games was... Read More

Learning to Talk About Mental Health

May 20, 2022 — Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people are talking about mental health. An increasing number of folks are starting to see it for what it is: one important component of your overall health and well-being, just like your physical health. But mental health conditions, resources, and conversations can still feel complicated and... Read More

What You Should Know About Stroke

May 5, 2022 — Did you know that stroke causes more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease? Each year in the United States, there are more than 795,000 strokes. With stroke being so devastating and so common, learning about it can help you act in time to save a co-worker, friend, or relative. Nearly three-quarters of all strokes... Read More

April Is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 5, 2022 — Commonly known for its movement or motor-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. People living with Parkinson’s experience a progressive loss of motor control, manifesting as shaking or tremor and a lack of facial expression. But they are often more impacted by non-motor symptoms like apathy, depression, sleep behavior... Read More

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

March 5, 2022 — How’s your sleep these days? Sleeping like a log? Or sleeping like a baby – waking up every few hours, maybe even hungry to boot? Getting enough good-quality sleep is important to our health and well-being, but unfortunately many people find it harder to get a decent night’s sleep as they age. According to the... Read More

It’s Heart Month! Help Yours by Reducing Stress

February 5, 2022 — Whether it’s from everyday problems, health struggles, or the COVID-19 pandemic, stress shows up often in life. And your body reacts to it: your heart rate increases, your blood vessels narrow – and over time, these little blows can add up and do damage to your health, particularly your heart. With chronic stress, you’re more... Read More