Posted on December 12, 2017 - Do you have “prehypertension”? Not any more, says a group of experts. The American Heart Association recently raised their estimate of people in the U.S. who have high blood pressure from one-third to almost half. What happened? To learn more, read “What About Those New Blood Pressure Recommendations?”
Posted on December 7, 2017 - Want to protect your memory as you age? Cultivate and nourish your friendships, says a Northwestern University researcher.
Posted on December 5, 2017 - When we think about a holiday that might not be pet friendly, most of us probably think of the Fourth of July. But an expert veterinarian tells us that the winter holidays, too, offer some perils for Fido and Fluffy. To make sure that they don’t face anything more humiliating than wearing a Santa hat, read “Keep Pets Safe During the Holidays.”
Posted on November 30, 2017 - New York Times columnist Paula Span explains why older adults should get the new shingles vaccine as soon as it’s available.
Posted on November 28, 2017 - This year, December 3–9 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Wait, weren’t we supposed to get our shot in October? Yes, say experts, but it’s not too late, because flu season will probably peak during the holidays. Get your shot, and urge senior relatives to be immunized, as well. The more of us that get the shot, the less the flu can spread. To learn more, read “Top Five Reasons Seniors Should Get a Flu Shot.”