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Ways to Monitor Blood Sugar Over the Holidays

Monitoring blood sugar is important during the holidays if you have diabetes. It can be hard to keep your levels steady with an overload of sweet treats and rich dishes. However, having a strategy in place can help you enjoy a Christmas cookie or two while still making the best choices for your health.  

Chronological Aging vs. Biological Aging

If someone were to ask you how old you are, you would probably answer with the number of years that have happened since you were born. This would be considered your chronological age, but you may not feel that way. That could be because your biological age differs from the chronological age.   Biological age

How to Shake the Holiday Stress and Get Better Sleep

The holidays are full of great memories, good food, and lots of exciting events. However, they can also be quite stressful and may even disrupt your sleep. When the stress hormone cortisol levels in the body increase, sleep quality decreases. Fewer Americans are getting the recommended amount of sleep every night, and as we are

Cold Weather and the Immune System: Is There a Link?

For decades, you have probably heard not to sit out in the cold for too long unless you want a cold. While cold weather itself cannot directly make you sick, viruses spread much faster in colder weather. Exposure to winter’s cold and dry air can have an impact on your immune system.   If you

Tips to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and while it is a holiday where we can indulge in rich, homemade food, for some with health conditions such as diabetes, it is important to keep watch over Thanksgiving day habits. There is nothing wrong with eating those carb-dense and sugary foods, but a little moderation can go a long

Could it be Osteoarthritis? Signs You Need to Talk to Your Doctor

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic joint conditions, affecting nearly 30 million adults in the United States. The cartilage in joints breaks down, causing bones in that joint to rub together and leading to severe pain and lack of mobility. Age is one of the primary causes, and as we age, more

Will the FDA Approve Vaccine Boosters for COVID-19?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strongly considering passing approval for a COVID-19 vaccine booster for ages as young as 40 and older. This could greatly increase the number of people who may be eligible for the shot. If approved, changes would not take place until next month, following their address of other items

How to Get the Medicare Coverage That You Need

Medicare can be a great resource for helping those manage their chronic conditions and illnesses. However, with open enrollment right around the corner (October 15 to December 7), you should check in on your overall coverage to ensure you get the benefits you need.   David Lipschutz, the Associate Director for the Center for Medicare

Could Alzheimer’s and Hip Fractures Be Connected?

Alzheimer's is difficult to detect early, but changes can occur in the brain even years before symptoms show. Most seniors hospitalized for hip fractures showed signs of developing Alzheimer's. Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore conducted a study where the spinal fluid of 168 patients that were hospitalized for hip fractures was examined, and it was

Fall Prevention in Senior Adults

Falls are not a normal part of aging. They are detrimental to the health of older adults and, in some cases, can cause debilitating injuries, causing seniors to lose their sense of independence. However, falls are preventable, and there are a few steps seniors, and their loved ones can take to help prevent them. For

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