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Feeling Pandemic Brain Fatigue? You’re Not Alone!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to update their guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. “COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick,” the experts report. “Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can do things that they… Read More

Even on the Cellular Level, Heat Waves Hurt Seniors

A few weeks into the official beginning of summer, most areas of the U.S. have experienced blistering temperatures. The “heat dome” brought record-breaking temperatures across the West, and many other locales have been sweltering, even those that are usually fairly immune from extreme heat, such as Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. We might not think… Read More

Communication With a Loved One Who Is Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

June Is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This is a time that we focus on the 50 million people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease—and also on the many millions of family members and friends who are supporting their well-being. Family caregiving is hard work, especially when a loved one is living with memory loss…. Read More

Set a Good Example on Father’s Day

June 20 is Father’s Day. June 14 – 20, 2021 is Men’s Health Week, and men are urged to focus on their health at this time—and to set a good example for the younger generation. How are men in the U.S. doing when it comes to serving as role models for the health of their… Read More

Experts Learn From Seniors During the Pandemic

Older adults were hardest hit by the effects of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, facing the highest risk of serious illness and death from the disease. Social distancing helped protect them, but posed a threat to their physical and mental health. Geriatrics experts around the world have been studying the status of the older population… Read More

Men Get Osteoporosis, Too!

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones gradually thin and weaken. It is common among older adults of all genders—yet many people mistakenly believe that it’s only a health concern of women. It’s true that more women than men develop the disease, but men are not immune. This misconception can… Read More

Faster Stroke Treatment Is Everyone’s Job

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. During this month, the emphasis has been on ways to lower the risk of stroke and the latest research on stroke treatment. And one more thing that’s heavily emphasized: When it comes to stroke survival and recovery, fast treatment is of the highest importance. Recent research pinpoints ways our… Read More

Is It Safe to Exercise With Arthritis?

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Over 54 million people in the U.S. are living with arthritis, and with the aging of our population, that number will grow. Arthritis is the general term for a group of more than 100 conditions that affect the joints or the tissues around the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common… Read More

I Got My Vaccine! What Can I Do Now?

The new vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are a real game changer! With more than three million doses being administered each day, we’re making progress toward achieving the estimated 70 – 90% of people who need to be immune before the pandemic is truly turned around. Until that day comes, people who have been vaccinated may… Read More

Avoiding “Zoom Fatigue”

Videoconferencing has helped us stay connected during these days when it’s not safe to be together. It’s not a brand new technology, but the rapid adoption across wide swaths of the population has given researchers a lot of new experimental data to work with. And they’ve learned about pitfalls most users probably find familiar by… Read More