General Articles on Senior Health Care
* Heart Healthy Tips for Senior Nutritional Needs By: Aadil Palkhivala Heart Health & Well-Being: A 5-Point Plan By: Julie Davis As we get older and chronic conditions surface—whether it’s high blood pressure, another form of heart disease or diabetes, for instance—taking medication becomes vital. Senior Fitness: Muscle Strength May Stave Off Alzheimer’s And Other Health Issues By: Julie Davis Strength training for seniors has cognitive and physical benefits—and it can be easy and fun. Lifestyle Changes Reduce Stroke Risk By: Julie Davis New guidelines issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association say that people who make healthy lifestyle choices can significantly reduce stroke risk by 80 percent. 5 Steps To Protect Against Extreme Heat’s Effects On Seniors By: Kathy Johnson Extreme heat is a leading cause of preventable death among seniors and with recent record-breaking temperatures, it is important seniors and caregivers know how to stay safe in hot weather. Keeping Your Balance By: Chris Iliades About eight million Americans have balance problems and one in three Americans over age 65 will fall every year. Injuries from falls, like a fractured hip, can change a senior's life in ways senior fear most—isolation and loss of independence. Is Complementary And Alternative Medicine Right For You? More and more people, seniors included, are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to ease various conditions. Vitamin D Deficiency: A Common Risk Factor for Seniors By: Chris Iliades Years ago doctors were mainly concerned about vitamin D deficiency in children. Foods were fortified with vitamin D to prevent the bone disease called rickets. Now we know that rickets was only the tip of the iceberg and that seniors are also at high risk for vitamin D deficiency. According to a recent study in the journal Age and Ageing, vitamin D deficiency may contribute to osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hip fractures, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and poor general health in seniors. Walkers for Seniors: A Better Way to Look at This Independence Device By: Julie Davis Far from being a sign of weakness, consider walkers for seniors as a way to stay active and confident. Use these strategies to choose and use the best one for you.