Eye on Health

January 30, 2023 — We often take what we can see for granted, but we shouldn’t take seeing for granted. The entire month of January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Unlike many diseases, glaucoma doesn’t have early symptoms like blurriness or pain and it is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. So, it’s a good time to revisit... Read More

Resolve to Age Well

December 23, 2022 — With 2023 fast approaching, many are turning to that age old tradition of New Year’s resolutions. You know, pledges are made that in the next 12 months, we’ll do something differently – and hopefully better. On top of that list should be the resolution to age well. There is a long history of people making... Read More

Surprising Fall Risks

August 18, 2022 — Home is where the heart is. It’s also where six out of 10 falls happen. Certain factors are well-documented as increasing the risk of falling: low vision, muscle weakness, memory problems, inner ear disorders, low blood pressure, medication side effects, and hazardous home conditions (naturally). Recent research has also revealed other surprising factors that could... Read More

Why Am I So Tired?

May 6, 2022 — Ever have one of those days where it feels like you’re moving in slo-mo and you’re too tired to do much of anything? Sometimes the reason is obvious – unusual physical exertion, or a late night out. Other times it may be an ailment or chronic condition we’re living with. And sometimes the culprit can... Read More

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

February 7, 2022 — Evidence suggests that over the past two years, many people have adopted unhealthy behaviors. These include skipping exercise, eating unhealthy foods, drinking more alcohol and using tobacco – all of which can increase the risk for heart disease and stroke. What’s more, people who had mild cases of COVID-19 may have changes to their heart and brain health because of their encounter with the virus. This... Read More

Heat Waves Can be Hazardous to Your Heart

July 14, 2021 — With many areas of the country facing triple-digit temperatures and summer heat and humidity elsewhere, the American Heart Association (AHA) is urging people to take extra steps to protect their hearts. This is especially important for older adults and people with high blood pressure, obesity or a history of heart disease and stroke. Temperatures over... Read More

How to Prevent and Manage the Complications of Diabetes

June 10, 2021 — More than 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, a disease that happens when blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. Diabetes sometimes happens when the pancreas cannot manufacture enough insulin, a hormone that helps glucose from food get into the cells to be used for energy. Or, it might be that the... Read More

Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

May 13, 2021 — More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that people of every age, race and gender are affected by the disease. Simply put, if you have skin, you can get skin cancer. However, some people are at higher risk... Read More

Seven Great Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

March 2, 2021 — March 14-20 is Sleep Awareness Week. Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this recognition week is a great time to learn more about the many health benefits of getting enough good quality sleep. Need some motivation? Here are seven ways good sleep keeps us healthier: Sleep may act as a “fountain of youth,” protecting against... Read More

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine

February 3, 2021 — Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care – such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep – can all benefit your heart. And that’s a... Read More