Category Archives: Seniors

Feb 10, 2022 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Reducing the Risk of Falls is an Important Step for Seniors

By Dr. Nancy Swayze Chief of Skilled Nursing Facilities All it takes is just a simple slip or misstep to suffer a fall. When you are younger, taking a …

Loneliness and Social Isolation Can be Serious Health Risks for Older Adults.

By Sam Nordberg, PhD Chief of Behavioral Health Loneliness and social isolation are a growing problem that can present serious health risks, particularly to older adults. It is not …

Dec 12, 2021 / Geriatrics / Seniors

5 Tips to Help Seniors Combat Loneliness During the Holidays

By Dr. Nancy Swayze Chief of Skilled Nursing Facilities The holiday season can bring us joy, but for many people – especially seniors – it can be a very …

Sep 18, 2021 / Medicare / Medicare / Seniors

Medicare Annual Enrollment is Around the Corner

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2022 begins next month! This is the one time of year when most Medicare-eligible people have the option of making changes to their Medicare plan, …

Aug 1, 2020 / Medicare

The ABC’s of Medicare

Just hearing the term “Medicare” can be overwhelming for many people. While making sense of Medicare can be challenging, it helps to start with an understanding of the basics. …

Mar 14, 2020 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Walking Makes Exercise Easy for Seniors!

Now that spring is almost here it’s a great time to enjoy one of the best forms of exercise there is for those over 65 – walking. Walking is …

Jan 11, 2020 / Medicare

Medicare Corner: Did You Know?

Did you know people on Medicare can change to a 5-star Medicare plan anytime during the year? Tufts Medicare Advantage Plan Preferred is the only 5-star plan in Massachusetts …

Chair Exercises for Seniors

Chair Exercises for Seniors: Warm-Ups and Aerobic Activity  Kavitha Mamidala, Physical Therapist at Reliant Medical Group, demonstrates various chair exercises for seniors in a three-part video series. These …

Sep 25, 2018 / Medicare / Seniors

Medicare Open Enrollment is Here!

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2019 begins this fall and runs from October 15th – December 7th. This is the time of year when most seniors have the option of …

May 10, 2018 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Midlife Exercise May Decrease Dementia Risks, Offer Other Health Benefits

By Dr. Michael Sheehy Chief of Population Health and Analytics Reliant Medical Group Oftentimes, one of the biggest fears people have as they get older is the risk of …

Psoriasis – Maybe Not so Heartbreaking After All

If you are of a certain age, you may remember an advertising campaign that talked about the “heartbreak of psoriasis.” The phrase struck a chord as psoriasis sufferers did …

Jan 3, 2017 / Cardiology / Seniors

Can Owning a Dog Help Protect You From Heart Disease?

By Robert Harizi, MD Chief of Cardiology Reliant Medical Group Our canine companions may be more important than we think when it comes to our heart health. In fact, …

Nov 18, 2016 / Geriatrics / Seniors

7 Tips for Sex After 60

According to more than a few national studies, seniors are having a lot more sex than most people think. In fact, data from the University of Chicago’s National Social …

Oct 30, 2016 / Medicare / News / Seniors

Congratulations Tufts Health Plan!

Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO, the only Medicare Advantage plan accepted at Reliant Medical Group, received the highest quality rating from Medicare for 2018! Eligible patients can now enroll anytime …

Oct 23, 2016 / Seniors

Play it Safe With Your Medications

As we get older, we tend to take more and more medications. While these medications often help us live longer and healthier lives, they can also be dangerous if …

Can You Train Your Brain to Reduce the Incidence of Dementia?

Since everyone who gets older can be affected by dementia, finding a way to prevent it is something researchers have long looked for. Finally, scientists may have found a …

Jul 18, 2016 / Nutrition / Seniors

Do You Really Need a Multivitamin?

Lots of people, especially those over age 55, like to take a multivitamin each day. But despite their popularity, there is almost no scientific evidence that taking a multivitamin …

Jun 10, 2016 / Seniors

Should You Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

We know that people who smoke or have been frequent smokers in the past are much more likely to develop lung cancer. Low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans have proven …

May 20, 2016 / Seniors

Learn the Seven Key Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills, as well as other problems. The older you get, the greater your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease. …

Learn How Exercise Can Help You Fight Off Type 2 Diabetes

There’s no doubt that Type 2 diabetes is becoming an increasingly bigger health problem across our country. Millions of Americans suffer from this disease and the risk rises with …

Mar 5, 2016 / Nutrition / Seniors

Hidden Dangers of Taking Supplements

More and more people are taking over-the-counter supplements these days, including seniors. Many people believe these supplements can enhance their health. However, it’s important to be aware that many …

Feb 25, 2016 / Seniors

Family Health History Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Creating a family health history can be very valuable, especially for your family’s children and grandchildren. Doctors have known for a long time that both common and rare diseases …

Jan 20, 2016 / Cardiology / Seniors

Reliant Cardiologists Get to the Heart of the Matter

The heart isn’t just one of the most important organs in the body, it’s also one of the most complicated. We don’t often think much about the complex functioning …

Coping With Depression Around the Holidays

It’s sad but true, while many of us love the holidays some seniors can have a particularly difficult time and often suffer from “the holiday blues.” The winter holiday …

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