Should I Be Screened?

Should I or shouldn’t I? That’s the question that men face when it comes to being screened for prostate cancer. According to the National Health Institute statistics, 11.6 percent of men will have prostate cancer at some point in their lives. As with all cancers, prevention and early detection is Read more…

Bored with Walking Routines?

It’s no secret that exercise is an essential part of staying healthy. That doesn’t mean we need to hit the gym every day, although it is a good idea when possible. Walking is an easy form of physical activity to start because many people can walk wherever they are, without Read more…

“Thinking” on Brain Games

People who play board games, cards, chess, bingo, and checkers are more likely to stay mentally sharp later in life, a study suggests.  People in their 70’s who regularly play board games score higher on tests of memory and thinking skills than those who don’t.  Researchers at the University of Read more…

Tinkle Tinkle – No Star

Nocturia is when a person must wake up multiple times at night to pass urine. Nocturia can negatively affect a person’s quality of life by interrupting sleep, increasing nighttime fall risk, and causing fatigue and/or depression. This condition becomes more common as people age and occurs in both men and Read more…

Tips for Self-Care

The physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one can be exhausting.  Older caregivers are not the only ones putting their health and well-being at risk. Baby boomers are “aging” to the occasion. People who have assumed the role of caregiver for parents and / or grandparents while Read more…

Is Salt Essential?

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. Everyone needs salt for fluid balance, as well as muscle and nerve functions.  Salt is an essential nutrient that the body is unable to produce by itself. The human body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly. Sodium is just Read more…

Long-Distance Caregivers

What is a long-distance caregiver? According to the National Institute on Aging, a long-distance caregiver is someone who lives an hour or more away from a person who needs care. This kind of care can range from helping with money management, to arranging for in-home care, to planning for emergencies.  Read more…