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- Joint Assets: An Osteoarthritis Update April 14, 2023Continue Reading
The aching, swollen, stiff joints associated with osteoarthritis (OA) have long been considered a “wear and tear” condition, associated with aging. It was thought that cartilage, the smooth connective tissue on the end of bones that cushion the joints, simply breaks down over a lifetime of walking, exercising and moving. New research shows that it ...
- Bone Up: What Is Osteoporosis? April 14, 2023Continue Reading
Except for dedicated thespians, saying “break a leg” is most definitely not a harbinger of good luck. More than 10 million Americans are living with osteoporosis, a condition of low bone mass that results in increased risk of bone fracture, sometimes even from a minor fall or pressure from a big hug. Over 1.5 million ...
- Are You Protected? Essential Vaccinations Every Adult Should Consider – Part 3 February 10, 2023Continue Reading
Pneumonia, Flu, and COVID-19
In our final installment, we explore updates to three vaccines essential to protecting older adults from common, contagious and potentially life-threatening conditions: pneumonia, influenza and COVID-19.
Pneumonia vaccine: a confusing path forward?
A bit of background: Two generations ago, pneumonia was a very common cause of death not only among the old and infirm, ...
- Are You Protected? Essential Vaccinations Every Adult Should Consider – Part 2 February 4, 2023
New Solutions For An Age Old Problem: Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
We continue our exploration of adult vaccinations with a look at much improved and updated versions of an old-time vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, as well as compelling new reasons to get it.
- Are You Protected? Essential Vaccinations Every Adult Should Consider – Part 1 January 30, 2023Continue Reading
Preventing the Pain of Shingles
While most discussions of vaccines have historically centered on children, the need for preventive immunizations doesn’t end in adulthood. New vaccines developed to prevent or minimize shingles, tetanus, influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19 in adults bring numerous benefits, as I share in this three-part series. I encourage all to consider ...
- Studying the Secrets of Super Agers January 17, 2023Continue Reading
The growing group of people able to enjoy 100 years of life may well be one of the most remarkable achievements of the 21st century. A generation ago, the number of centenarians worldwide was just 110,000; today they are 600,000 strong. Notably, a sizable segment of this long-lived group, aptly called Super Agers, reach 100 ...
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Updates from a Leading Geriatrician October 6, 2022Continue Reading
Senior Moments Or Something More?
As Baby Boomers continue the inexorable journey deep into their senior years, preserving cognitive function understandably tops the list of worries. While Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias are seen in just 5% of people over 65, that number jumps to 30% for people age 85 and over. Questions abound: is ...
- In a Pickle and Looking for a New Summer Activity? July 8, 2022Continue Reading
Try Pickleball, the Country’s Fastest-Growing Sport
Tired of the same ‘ole routine every summer but find yourself in a pickle and looking for a new summer activity? Well, according to American Council on Exercise (ACE), you might want to consider pickleball.
As everyone from your next-door neighbor to ACE will attest, pickleball is extraordinarily ...
- Tipping Point: Stay Strong, Flexible and Balanced with Exercise March 30, 2021Continue Reading
Much of life is a balancing act… from learning to sit up as an infant through avoiding falls in the later years. Balance is the ability to ...
- When Are the Best Years of Our Lives? November 26, 2019Continue Reading
Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?
Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which we slump back into these non-euphoric ways?
Like trying to define why some ...
- Are You Protected? Essential Vaccinations Every Adult Should Consider – Part 1 January 30, 2023