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Pain Management at Home

By Patricia O’Brien Resource: http://blog.hebrewseniorlife.org Older adults can manage pain in the comforts of home Hebrew SeniorLife Home Care specializes in the care of older patients, and in my experience, the majority of my patients

Recognizing Depression in Elders

By Jennifer B. Buckley     Resource: www.Caregivers.com “Depression in elderly people is a widespread and serious public health concern,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It has been estimated that 15% of older Americans

How to Have Good Heart Health

By: Jill Lee    Resource: www.livestrong.com Keeping your heart healthy and strong helps lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Even better news is that many of the things you can do to have good heart health will benefit you in

How to Survive Cold and Flu Season

By DR. KERI PETERSON      Resource: www.livestrong.com   Cold and flu season is upon us, and our main priority during this one will be avoiding the germs. During these busy fall months, it’s easy to get wrapped up in your demanding

An Important Vaccine for Seniors

By Ruth Kandel, MD Resource: Generally speaking, seniors want to do all they can to stay healthy. Sometimes my patients tell me there’s just too much information available, and they are not sure what advice is important and should be followed. A

Managing Diabetes Over The Holidays

By Debby Johnson, RD, LD, CDE  Resource: www.parentgiving.com   For many, the holiday season invokes memories of family and friends taking a moment away from the hectic world to enjoy each other’s company. Images of cornucopia centerpieces,

Why You Should Be Tracking Your Vital Signs

By Dr. DAVID L. KATZ Resource: http://www.livestrong.com Everyone has unique medical needs or health and fitness goals that are important to them, which can dictate the levels they should monitor and understand. A good starting place to take

Featured Health Topic: Exercise

Resource:  http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/healthy-eating-after -50 Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. No matter your health and physical abilities, you can gain a lot by staying