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When you think about your health, don’t forget your eyes

I vividly remember that late Friday afternoon when my eye pressure spiked and I staggered on foot to my ophthalmologist’s office as the rapidly thickening fog in my field of vision shrouded passing cars and traffic lights.

Understanding ‘Warning Strokes’: What to expect if you experience stroke symptoms, even if they disappear

(Family Features) Diagnosing a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a “warning stroke,” can be challenging because symptoms often disappear within an hour. However,...

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Highly Rated Diets to Support Heart Health

(Family Features) Eating healthy is an important goal for people looking to maintain or improve their physical health, particularly as it relates to the...

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The Connection Between Your Heart and Kidneys

While people may think about heart disease and kidney disease as two different health problems, there are many links between them. Kidney disease affects roughly...

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Disease

Now, more than three years from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts can be seen more clearly. For example, the rise in the...

More older adults use patient portals, but attitudes vary widely

Three-quarters of people age 50-80 use at least one portal, but use and confidence are lower in those with lower incomes or lower levels of physical or mental health

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As “deprescribing” medicines for older adults catches on, poll shows need for patient-provider dialogue

Majority of people over 50 are open to stopping one or more of their medications, but some of those who already did so didn’t talk with a health provider first.

Alzheimer’s Association Launches Enhanced Online Resources to Support Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

Two online resources aimed at enhancing care planning and support for dementia caregivers and individuals affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.

Meals on Wheels America and Home Instead Partner to Combat Social Isolation Among Older Adults

Home Instead Will Match Donations to Meals on Wheels America Made Between May 15 and 19, Donating $2 for Every $1 Donated.

The importance of mental wellness for a healthy heart and brain

Research shows anxiety, stress and depression can have a negative impact on physical health and may even increase the risk for heart disease and...

Fatigue is common among older adults, and it has many possible causes

Fatigue is a common companion of many illnesses that beset older adults: heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lung disease, kidney disease, and neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis, among others. It’s one of the most common symptoms associated with chronic illness, affecting 40% to 74% of older people living with these conditions, according to a 2021 review by researchers at the University of Massachusetts.

Being ‘socially frail’ comes with health risks for older adults

Social frailty is a corollary to physical frailty, a set of vulnerabilities (including weakness, exhaustion, unintentional weight loss, slowness, and low physical activity) shown to increase the risk of falls, disability, hospitalization, poor surgical outcomes, admission to a nursing home, and earlier death in older adults.

5 sleep habits essential for heart health

In the days following a time change due to daylight saving time, research shows a marked increase in heart attacks and strokes. However, losing sleep anytime can...

Seniors with anxiety frequently don’t get help. Here’s why.

Anxiety is the most common psychological disorder affecting adults in the U.S. In older people, it’s associated with considerable distress as well as ill health, diminished quality of life, and elevated rates of disability.

Lilly cuts insulin prices by 70% and caps patient insulin out-of-pocket costs at $35 per month

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced price reductions of 70% for its most commonly prescribed insulins and an expansion of its Insulin Value...

Is living close to parks, water better for your brain?

Living closer to outdoor spaces and water sources may reduce older people's risk of having serious psychological distress, which can lead to mild cognitive...

CMS proposes benefit expansion for mobility devices, advancing health equity for people with disabilities

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed National Coverage Determination (NCD) decision that would, for the first time, expand...

2 steps to save a life: The importance of Hands-Only CPR

More than 350,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur annually outside hospital settings. However, a hands-on emergency intervention like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), especially if performed immediately,...