The bad news is that the United States is in the midst of a diabetes epidemic. That is, if this condition were an infectious disease that could be passed from one person to another, that’s what it would be considered. Besides striking more and more adults, Type 2 diabetes is now showing up more… Read More


Senior Man Eating Pizza in outdoor restaurant

  Actually, some studies have surprised doctors and scientists by demonstrating that carrying just a little too much weight might not actually be a bad thing for people in midlife or their senior years. According to an article on LIveScience, an extra few pounds might actually be protective in case of an illness that causes… Read More


Active Senior Drinks Water

During these hot days of summer, even very healthy people risk dehydration. The main thing to remember is that people shouldn’t wait until they feel thirsty to drink when spending time in the heat. Of course, dehydration is an even more serious risk for many people who are vulnerable because they are very young, suffer… Read More


As people age, physical, mental, and vision changes might make falls more likely. Some medications may even make it harder to balance. The problem is serious enough that falls are the main source of injury with elderly people. If you or somebody that you care fall is at risk of falling, consider some sensible prevention… Read More


Do you remember your mother telling you to eat your vegetables? It turns out that was pretty good advice. A recent article in Forbes Magazine reported on an extensive dietary study in England. Study subjects who reported consuming more fruit and vegetables each day were less likely to die of any cause. Instead of saying… Read More