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Avoid an Appointment with Dr. Google

October 20, 2021 — Do you “doomscroll”? That word was coined to describe a habit many of us have developed over the past few years, obsessively clicking on links to bad news in our social media feeds or online news sites. “The biology of our brains may play a role in that,” say researchers from Washington University School of... Read More

A Warning About the “Grandparent Scam”

October 2, 2021 — Judy’s phone rang early one morning. “Grandma?” the caller said. “This is your grandson.” “Well hello, Morgan! It’s good to hear from you,” said Judy. It had been a long time since her college-age grandson had called her. “Grandma,” said Morgan, “I need your help. I’m in the hospital in Mexico with COVID and I... Read More

Peace Aging Care Experts Founder Trish Colucci Barbosa Receives Ann Klein Advocate Award from Community Health Law Project

October 1, 2021 — Trish Colucci Barbosa, founder of Peace Aging Care Experts and senior healthcare advocate, has received the Ann Klein Advocate Award for her work in care management. Barbosa has always been interested in healthcare and care management, beginning her career in nursing before moving into insurance case management. After using her skills to help her son... Read More

Your Medications: True or False?

September 20, 2021 — Prescription and nonprescription drugs help seniors manage a variety of health conditions. They preserve both life and quality of life. Of course, they only work if we take them properly. How much do you know about your medications? True or False? If my doctor prescribes a drug, and then I start to feel better, it’s OK... Read More

Are Your Eyes Feeling Dry?

September 2, 2021 — This summer, smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. has traveled many miles, spreading over much of the country. Even people who live far away from the conflagrations are reporting eye discomfort. Ophthalmologists say that anyone can suffer eye irritation from this smoke, but it is especially bothersome for patients who have dry eye syndrome,... Read More

Eight Questions About Seniors and Dehydration

August 20, 2021 — This summer, much of the country has been suffering under the blistering heat. High temperatures are especially dangerous for older adults, and dehydration is one of the big factors when they experience heat-related illness. Yet even during cooler times of the year, older adults are at risk of having a less than optimal level of... Read More

Are Your Eyes Feeling Dry?

August 5, 2021 — This summer, smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. has traveled many miles, spreading over much of the country. Even people who live far away from the conflagrations are reporting eye discomfort. Ophthalmologists say that anyone can suffer eye irritation from this smoke, but it is especially bothersome for patients who have dry eye syndrome,... Read More

Reduce Your Stress By Resolving Conflict

July 20, 2021 — You’ve probably heard the old adage that couples shouldn’t go to bed angry. This advice could apply to other relationships as well, according to a new study from Oregon State University (OSU). The study authors also say older adults are better at heeding this advice than are younger people. The research team reports that after... Read More

Is It Safe to Exercise With Arthritis?

July 2, 2021 — Over 54 million people in the U.S. are living with arthritis, and with the aging of our population, that number will grow. Arthritis is the general term for a group of more than 100 conditions that affect the joints or the tissues around the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common type, followed by rheumatoid arthritis... Read More

Experts Learn From Seniors During the Pandemic

June 20, 2021 — Older adults were hardest hit by the effects of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, facing the highest risk of serious illness and death from the disease. Social distancing helped protect them, but posed a threat to their physical and mental health. Geriatrics experts around the world have been studying the status of the older population... Read More