U.S. seniors struggle with malnutrition

Compared to most parts of the world, America has amazing wealth.  So why is it that more than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition? A new study recently published in the online journal, Annals of Emergency Medicine, found that among ER patients 65 and older,…

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Scams

‘Ware the Robocall.  It should be the name of some bizarre horror film but instead it’s a warning to seniors about yet another scam.   Robocalls are the automated calls you receive from political candidates or telemarketing companies. Some of them sound personalized.  Nearly all of them are a waste of your time but some of…

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Our lifestyles are killing Americans

Less than half of all Americans meet the federal guidelines for activity.  Unfortunately, even those adults that meet the guideline often negate the benefits of their activity by pursuing long periods of inactivity either through work (by sitting at a desk all day or commuting) or in their leisure time (by watching television, playing on…

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Common herbs may play a role in controlling diabetes

If your garden includes any edibles, it probably includes rosemary and oregano.  Not only do they grow well in this climate but even weeding around them can be restful.  There’s nothing like pulling up a weed and accidentally crushing the leaves of one of these wonderfully aromatic plants.  Now, there’s another reason to grow them. …

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