Children aren't the only ones that need vaccines. Many adults, especially older adults, need to be immunized in order to protect themselves against certain illnesses and diseases. Many preventable diseases can bring about serious illness and even death in senior citizens who fail to get the proper
Temperatures are predicted to climb this week with heat indices approaching 100°. The National Weather Service has not yet issued a Heat Advisory; however, it is still important to remember ways to stay safe in the heat.
Extremely high temperatures coupled with high humidity can make you
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). Elder abuse is one of the worst manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society. Did you know 1 out of every 10 elder adults experience some kind of abuse in their lifetime? 9 out of every 10 elder abusers are close relatives. For many,
Medicare is the primary health plan for most people age 65 and older. Whether you are new to Medicare, or have been on it for years, it can be overwhelming. The rules, the exemptions, the deadlines, and the list goes on. Add to that figuring out Parts A, B, C and D! Do not feel bad if you need
In today’s world, there are endless pieces of health information available to us. You could spend hours researching what foods are good for brain health, what exercises are the most beneficial, or which vitamins you should be taking. While this information can be very useful, it can also become
July and August in Wisconsin are notorious for having extreme temperatures and humidity. While this may be a plus for beach-goers and boaters, the heat can pose a huge threat to one’s health. Too much time in the heat and not enough protective factors against it can lead to a very serious heat-
Everyone has heard the old idiom, “you are what you eat,” but just how literal is this saying? According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutrition is one of the most important aspects of one’s health and overall wellbeing. In fact, about half of all American adults have one or more
We’re all familiar with the ever-changing direction of trends in America – from the hottest new celebrity to the introduction of the latest fad diet – but what if those trends hit a little closer to home.
Food insecurity is a real issue for more people than you might think. Food security is the access to sufficient food for a healthy and active life for all household members at all times. If a household is food insecure, they worry about running out without having money to buy more. They often have
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any