There are numerous reasons why it is important for you to ensure you have healthy hearing. Avoiding a variety of medical difficulties down the line along with ensuring you aren't disconnected from loved ones and friends are just a few. However, a recent article in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine discovered another potential link between hearing difficulty and a life threatening-issue: alcoholism and drug addiction.
The thought of a broken bone — the cast, long recovery, missed activities, limited mobility, extra cost, rehabilitation — is especially frightening to older people. It takes longer for older bones to heal. And, many seniors — especially older women — are at a heightened risk for broken bones because of osteoporosis.
Take a close look at your fingernails. Notice anything unusual? Most people don’t realize that changes in their nails can often indicate a more serious medical condition. So it’s important to know how to “read your nails.”
Back in the 1940s, a man named J.I. Rodale created what would become a famous list of health foods. The foods on the list are not only organic, they’re high in disease-fighting antioxidants, packed with essential fatty acids, and loaded with other vital nutrients.
If your vision is getting blurry, it usually means you need a new set of glasses. But, in other cases, blurry vision is an important warning sign of a more serious medical problem. Doctors recommend a comprehensive eye exam every year because eye exams are about a lot more than eyesight.
A 5,000-year-old practice may be just the cure for your arthritis pain. A growing number of seniors are finding that some simple, gentle, senior-friendly yoga exercises can greatly reduce the pain and discomfort from osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
Most senior citizens have something in common: vision problems. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, 6.5 million Americans over age 65 have a severe visual impairment. But there’s a revolution underway — a whole new generation of comfortable contact lenses that enable seniors to sharpen their vision and say goodbye to their glasses.
In 2012, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with impaired hearing had up to a three-fold higher risk of falling.
There are two studies being done trying to solve the problem by improving the hearing of study participants. The idea is based on our knowledge that hearing loss and falls may be connected because the ears play a central role in balance.
Eating right doesn’t just make you healthier. It can also make you happier. Scientists are discovering more and more ways diet impacts mood. Some great ways to help curb crankiness can be found right in your grocery store. In this post, we’re spotlighting three “feel-good” foods.
Have you ever marveled at seniors who can run marathons and thought, “they’re young at heart.” Well, it’s not just because these marathon runners have a youthful spirit, it’s because they actually have young hearts.