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Your Annual Flu Shot Might Fight Alzheimer’s

August 20, 2020 — Flu season is almost upon us. People age 65 and older are at high risk for flu-related complications, so they are urged to get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. That is especially the case with the added threat of the coronavirus. And this year, when the time comes to get innoculated, there’s yet another... Read More

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Apnea

July 22, 2020 — Are you getting enough sleep? Fully one-third of U.S. adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While some people’s lifestyles may cause them to sleep less than they should, others may have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea.... Read More

5 Myths About Aging

June 30, 2020 — Many people make assumptions about aging and how older age will affect them. But it’s important to understand the positive aspects of aging. The National Institute on Aging shares five common myths about aging and older adults – and how healthy choices can help you stay healthy and independent. Myth: The older I get, the... Read More

June is Men’s Health Month – Try Something New!

May 29, 2020 — As Rhode Island and other states approach Phase 2 re-openings of their economies, many senior men may have a hard time pulling themselves away from watching sports highlights and reruns on TV. And, let’s face it, as we get older, it’s easy to wonder, “Why bother?” Well guys, there are lots of good reasons for... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 — When we’re emotionally and/or mentally stressed, we tend to turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us—a hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles and leave... Read More

May Is American Stroke Month

May 6, 2020 — If you’ve suffered a stroke, you’re not alone. Almost 800,000 Americans experience a stroke every year—one every 40 seconds. More than 7 million have had a stroke in their lifetime, and many are still living with the effects of this condition. Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. While the effects of stroke... Read More

Rhode Island Police: Watch Out for COVID-19 Scams!

April 15, 2020 — As if this time wasn’t stressful enough, Rhode Island police said today to be cautious of COVID-19 scams, which could target residents and their personal identifiable information (things like your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, etc.). Police are aware of and want to educate us on the following types of scams: Fake... Read More

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy Throughout the Day

February 20, 2020 — February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. And many of these deaths are preventable – at least 200,000 cardiac deaths in the United States could have been avoided each year with proper preventative care, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While maintaining... Read More

How People Living with Diabetes Can Have a Healthful Thanksgiving

November 20, 2019 — November is Diabetes Awareness Month, just in time to bring awareness to healthy eating habits before one of America’s biggest feasts. According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than 30 million Americans live with diabetes and a quarter of those people aren’t aware they have it. More than 80 million US adults have prediabetes. In... Read More

Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms and Treatment

October 7, 2019 — According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, nearly one million Americans live with the disease and another 60,000 are diagnosed with the disease each year. Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women. Despite extensive research on the subject, we still don’t know for sure what causes Parkinson’s disease. Many believe that... Read More