Category Archives: Seniors

Choosing Wisely – Making the Right Health Decisions

Recently, the American Geriatrics Society partnered with American Board of Internal Medicine on an initiative called Choosing Wisely, which highlights “Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question.” The goal …

Jan 23, 2014 / Geriatrics / Seniors

How to Exercise Safely in the Cold Weather: A Guide for Seniors

Despite the chilly air, winter is a great time for exercising outdoors. In Central Massachusetts, we have are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful scenery and have access to …

Jan 23, 2014 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Tips for Seniors: Understanding and Identifying Depression

Do you often feel sad or depressed? If so, you are not alone. Depression is a common problem for many people as they get older. It can be brought …

Nov 28, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

How to Stop a Nosebleed Safely and Effectively

It’s not uncommon for seniors to suffer from nosebleeds. Fortunately, most are not serious and can usually be stopped with home treatment. To stop a nosebleed: Sit up straight …

Nov 28, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Home Remedies to Handle Irritated Eyes

Many seniors suffer from irritated eyes on occasion. Be sure to avoid rubbing or touching your eye if this happens, as it will usually make the problem worse. The …

Nov 21, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Having Problems with Hearing Loss? Help is Available!

Hearing loss is one of the most common problems affecting people over 65. Often a gradual process, some of the warning signs of hearing loss include speaking louder than …

Oct 21, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Four Ways for Seniors to Prevent Osteoporosis

As we get older, our bones can become thinner and less dense, increasing the danger of osteoporosis. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to prevent this disease. …

Sep 28, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

How to Handle Those Pesky Fall Allergies

Autumn has arrived and although you love to enjoy the brisk, cooler weather you find yourself sniffling and sneezing almost like you have a winter cold. So what’s going …

Aug 30, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Flu Season is Right Around the Corner!

Older adults need to take special precautions during flu season. Since our immune systems weaken as we age, people over 65 are more susceptible to getting the flu. For …

Jun 21, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Beware of Melanoma, The Most Dangerous Skin Cancer

Although it is less common than other types of skin cancers, melanoma is much more dangerous if it is not found early. In fact, it is the leading cause …

Jun 5, 2013 / Geriatrics / Seniors

Reducing the Risk of a Life-Changing Fall

Each year, more than 1.6 million older adults go to emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. In fact, falls are the number one cause of hospital admissions for trauma and …

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