Healthy Aging - Caregiving

Vivian and Bernard Pinkowitz

Alzheimer's disease can be just as devastating to families as it is to patients. Here, Vivian Pinkowitz shares her story of caring for her husband through the good times and the bad.

Yes, You Can Deal With a Restricted Diet

When a medical condition means you or a loved one must change how you eat, it feels overwhelming. Start here.

Pet Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

Being in the company of companion animals may benefit those with Alzheimer's. Here's how to harness of power of pets for your loved one's advantage.

The New Age of Older Trainers

A growing number of individuals are getting fit by working out with gray-haired trainers. Learn how you can benefit from the wisdom and experience of these in-shape seniors.

Be Smart About Sex (at Any Age)

Adults ages 50 and older are at an increased risk for STDs. Here's what you need to know to avoid catching or spreading serious diseases.

7 Must-Know Facts About the New Health Insurance Law

Big changes are coming to health insurance that may affect your family. Here is the information you need.

Is the Flu Different for Women and Men?

Due to evolutionary factors and hormones, one sex is more prone to a miserable bout of the flu.

Attitudes Towards Overweight MDs

Does your doctor's appearance affect your impression of his medical skills?

Ouch! How to Handle a Paper Cut

It happens to everyone... and it hurts! Here's what to do when you or a loved one gets a paper cut.

Nagging: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Need a reason to get moving? Let your nagging spouse (or child) help you out. Learn why nagging can be good for your health.

Home Safety: Prevention and First Aid for Burns

How to treat burns at home, and how to know when medical attention is needed.

Caregiver Stress: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself

You're surely feeling strapped for time and energy. But caring for your own physical and emotional health is important, too. Here's why.

Affordable Care Act: What Changes Can You Expect?

In this second installment of a two-part article on healthcare reform, we explore the changes that affect health insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Affordable Care Act: An Overview

In this first installment of a two-part article, we provide the highlights of healthcare reform.

Got GERD? A Magnetic Implant May Help

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a promising new treatment may help provide relief from your symptoms.

Slippery When Wet: How to Make Showering Safer

Slippery, hard surfaces in the bath and shower can turn routine hygiene hazardous, especially for those with impaired mobility. Prevent accidents by making your washroom fall-proof. Here's how.

Your Partner or Your Pet? Loving Someone With Allergies

You love your pet. But what happens if your significant other can't set foot in your home without coughing or sneezing? Don't let allergies end your relationship. Read on for ways to solve the problem.

Chiropractic Care: Benefits Beyond the Back

Spinal manipulation is a helpful element of ongoing pain treatment for many. Learn what to expect from your visit to the chiropractor.

Enlarged Prostate and Transurethral Microwave Therapy

Excessive bathroom trips could be solved by this treatment option that's less invasive than surgery.

Who Will Care for Your Disabled Child After You Die?

One of the most painful questions parents of disabled children must ask is, "What will happen after I'm gone?" Here's a starting point for approaching this important topic.

Acupressure: Give Yourself Relief

You can easily access two pressure points used widely in this ancient form of healing.

12 Ways to Break Out of a Bad Mood...Fast!

These simple tips will help you clear away the clouds to let the sunshine in again.

Estate-Planning Pointers for Caregivers

Caring for an aging relative? You'll need to secure some legal documents for their long-term care. Here's a useful overview.

10 Household Cleaning Uses for Vinegar

This environmentally-friendly alternative to chemical-laden cleaning products works great on wooden floors, stainless steel appliances, and more. It effectively breaks up grease and sends mold and mildew packing.

Meal Delivery Services for Seniors: What Are the Options?

Food delivery services may help seniors remain in their homes longer. Here's a rundown of the different types of services.

Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis: Understand Your Condition

For many, sinusitis means uncomfortable symptoms that may require the right treatment to overcome.

6 Tips for Finding a Live-In Nurse

Being a caregiver for a loved one is a demanding role, and you may find you can't do it all on your own. If you're thinking of hiring live-in help, here are some things to keep in mind.

The Gray Line Between Breast Cancer and Abnormal Cells

Determining what should be treated aggressively and what would do better to watch and wait is not always clear-cut. Understand the debate around ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS.

Why Only Some Smokers Get Cancer

Smoking is a significant risk factor for lung (and other) cancers and is responsible for almost 90 percent of all lung cancer deaths. However, we all know individuals who smoke for a long time and never develop cancer.

Health by the Numbers: Caregiving

As the average life span continues to increase, more people are requiring caregivers in their later years. Here's a look at the trend by the numbers.
 
 

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