Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Why I Love My Workout

By Brigid Morrissey

Pattie Moore, 59
Nutrient Specialist, Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine

A post-menopausal body leaves sprite young females little to look forward to: an ever-changing sleep cycle, hot flashes, and weight gain. Although most of the physical and mental changes are inevitable, Pattie Moore offers a beacon of hope to women who can no longer keep off the pounds with a healthy diet. Her solution is feasible for every woman, regardless of age, work schedule, or any other plausible excuse that is running through your head.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Easy Ways to Stay on Top of Your Meds

By Carrie Vittitoe
The use of five or more prescription drugs per month among the 60 and older crowd has increased significantly in the past decade. Add in doctor-approved over-the-counter medications, and often patients are looking at a staggering amount of medication information to keep track of on a regular basis.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tamp Down Tremor Troubles

By Mark Kaelin

Essential tremors is a disorder that causes involuntary, rhythmic shaking of the body with movement, but there are some things you can do to alleviate the symptoms.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Find Your Cool Zone

By Yelena Sapin

Problem: Hot Flashes
As women approach the end of their reproductive years, many experience sudden bursts of heat, either all over or just from the neck up. According to Dr. Rebecca Booth, OB/GYN and director of Women First of Louisville and author of The Venus Week, hot flashes are thought to be caused by adrenaline surges that occur as the body struggles to cope with loss of estrogen, a hormone the brain has become accustomed to since puberty and that plummets when the ovaries enter retirement. Night sweats, heart palpitations, racing thoughts, and feelings of anxiety can be accompanying symptoms.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Five Questions to Ask a Director of Nursing

By Tiffany White

Choosing a nursing facility for your loved one can be stressful — especially when you don’t have much time to make a decision. Angela Allen, director of nursing with Christian Care Communities, gives some tips on how to choose wisely.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Watch Your Step

By Mark Kaelin
“Falls are the result of a combination of environmental factors like a wet floor or poor lighting and intrinsic factors like changes in vision and decreases in strength and balance as we age,” says Beth Quinn, physical therapist and assistant professor at Bellarmine University. “The good thing is that falls are preventable,” adds Patty Gillette, physical therapist and professor emeritus at Bellarmine University. “Scheduling a yearly vision exam, reviewing your medications with your primary care physician every six to 12 months to discuss any unwanted side effects, regularly exercising, and performing a home safety assessment are four ways older adults can dramatically reduce their risk of falling,” Gillette says. Assessment forms are available at the Centers for Disease Control and National Council on Aging’s websites.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Don't Let Your TV Intimidate You

By Megan M. Seckman
Although it may feel like it, your TV is not smarter than you. Between terms like 4K and HDR and wading through the endless streaming services offered such as Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and Vevo, preparing to relax and watch some good old TV may feel like studying for an anatomy final. The tradeoff of being able to watch anything you want, whenever you want, is definitely the loss of simplicity.
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