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Back-to-School Safety for Everyone

September 19, 2022 — Back-to-school brings new classes, renewed friendships, and fresh starts. It also can bring severe weather, rainy forecasts, and common colds – not to mention the flu and Covid. Here are four ways to make back-to-school safe for everyone, young and old. 1. Get vaccinated. Vaccinations are one of the key ways parents can protect the... 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

Grilling Season Safety Tips

July 18, 2022 — BBQ season is in full swing! Grilling is an American tradition. And as the pandemic continues, reports the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more people than ever are firing up the grill, because it’s a safe way to be with a group of people outdoors. Before you put on your chef’s apron and pick up... Read More

How to Help a Veteran Get the Support They Need

June 10, 2022 — Leaving military service can be planned (like retirement) or it may be sudden—for example, if a service member gets injured. The transition out of service can be hard for anyone, even if it’s what the person wants. If you notice a difference in a veteran after service, it might be worth talking to them about... 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

Stroke in Adults Under Age 45

April 12, 2022 — “They’re too young!” is a common line you hear when someone under 45 unexpectedly has a stroke. It’s true that the risk of stroke increases with age, but people of any age can experience one. Here’s a look at how strokes affect younger adults and how rehabilitation can help them recover. FAST still applies “FAST”... Read More

When a Loved One Hoards

March 17, 2022 — Many of us get the spring cleaning impulse this time of year. Out go old possessions that don’t “spark joy,” as organizing guru Marie Kondo would say. But for some people, asking if an item “sparks joy” is futile—because they are tied emotionally to all their possessions. For people living with a hoarding disorder, discarding... 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

Loneliness is Bad for Our Brains

January 18, 2022 — Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. was seeing what was called an “epidemic” of loneliness among seniors. Just before the pandemic, a study from the University of Michigan found that 25% of older adults reported feeling lonely. Experts believe that number has risen during the pandemic, due mostly to the isolation and distancing needed... Read More