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senior and doctor

A new study by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, shows that most strokes that required immediate treatment in emergency rooms may have been preventable.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects up to 30% of Americans over age 50 and is the leading cause of blindness in this age group. It has no cure but there are treatments available that can slow the progress of the disease for some people.

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Remembering information might be as easy as rehearsing it right after you learn it.

Lantern Hill
John Heath, M.D., A.G.S.F., director of geriatric services for Summit Medical Group

Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living community opening in New Providence, N.J., recently announced that the area’s premier health care provider, Summit Medical Group, will lead its on-site medical center. 

Ann's Choice
Rose Gardens corridor

One reason people move to Choice, Erickson Living’s retirement community in Bucks County, Pa., is its designation as a fee-for-service continuing care community.

flu shot

In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have evaluated the effect of the high-dose flu shot among the most vulnerable seniors—those living in long-term care facilities.

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Falls are a leading cause of disability and death among seniors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Strategies in the home to reduce falls include improving lighting, reducing clutter, and securing loose rugs. But results of a new study suggest that there may be something else that can trip you up: infection.

Omega-3 supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids have been intensely studied in recent years because preliminary evidence suggests that these compounds may have possible benefits for various conditions such as heart disease, macular degeneration, and cognitive health.

chocolate

Over the past decade or so, some studies have suggested that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, might have health benefits.