Keeping Nursing Homes Safe During A Pandemic

Keeping Nursing Homes Safe During A Pandemic

Adults aged 65 and older account for 16 percent of American adults, but 80 percent of deaths from COVID-19 and 40 percent of all COVID-related deaths have occurred in nursing homes. These statistics are not only a tragedy; they are a travesty. We must do better to...
New Study: Obesity Increases Risk of Dementia

New Study: Obesity Increases Risk of Dementia

In my career and personal life, I find myself repeating this message endlessly, “If you want to stay healthy—physically and mentally—make sure to keep your weight under control.” You don’t have to be skinny. You don’t have to turn into an...
Elder Falls: Tips for Staying on Your Feet

Elder Falls: Tips for Staying on Your Feet

When you’re a kid, you can take a big tumble every day. You jump back up and dust yourself off. As we age, it gets more complicated. Balance and strength may falter as we get older. Our bones may get more brittle. And serious falls can lead to life-threatening...
Health Challenges for Mature Men

Health Challenges for Mature Men

It’s a new day! 50 is the new 30, and 80 the new 50. Men live longer, and the steps they take earlier in life can lead to better health and enjoyment of life as they age. Getting Old Is Rough on a Man’s Body Men are more likely to have obesity,...
Healthcare: The Truth about Supplements — Buyer Beware

Healthcare: The Truth about Supplements — Buyer Beware

These are scary times. No one wants to get sick during a pandemic. There are lots of recommendations out there on how to avoid COVID. Most are wrong. Alas, this is an old, old story. During the recurring bubonic plagues of the Middle Ages, people rubbed onions, cut up...
Healthcare: Working Safe in the Time of COVID-19

Healthcare: Working Safe in the Time of COVID-19

After months of lockdown, the resulting economic and political pressure has led many states and cities to start opening businesses back up again. While the desire to “get back to normal,” is entirely understandable, we all need to be realistic about...