Elderly 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...
We’re All Stressed Out. Tips for Coping

We’re All Stressed Out. Tips for Coping

These are uncertain times: a pandemic, an economic depression, civil unrest. So much to worry about! There’s the constant anxiety about health: Those of us who work in healthcare face a much higher risk of contracting COVID-19. I worry about getting sick; I...
Managing Pain in Elders

Managing Pain in Elders

By Elizabeth Landsverk, MDOlder adults are more likely to experience pain than the general population but they may be less likely to be treated for it. The most common reason that pain in elders is under treated is that it is under reported. Many elders consider pain...