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Dancing couple
How you view your aging is your choice,” says Karen Kansler, MA, RN, BSN, community outreach nurse for MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Md. “You don’t have to be influenced by a youth-obsessed culture. Today’s seniors are viewing old age in a different way than their parents did, and research on seniors and aging reveals many reasons why this life stage can in fact be something to...
Pharmacist confers with a customer
Each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 700,000 emergency room visits are due to adverse drug reactions. Adults over age 65 are twice as likely as their younger counterparts to be seen for this reason. Bodily changes that come with age can increase your chances of side effects, and you may be taking several drugs for several health problems. It can be...
Massage therapy
If you have health problems, dealing with them can sometimes seem like a full-time job. Taking medications, doing treatments, and seeing doctors can take up a lot of your precious time. You may feel like there’s no way to add anything else to your daily health care regimen. But over the years, we’ve learned that just treating illness isn’t enough. You have to practice wellness. Wellness means the...
YH1010_Chiropractic
Judy is 79 years old and has pain and limited mobility because of osteoporosis. Instead of adding another pain medication to her regimen, her doctor suggested she try a chiropractor. [caption id="attachment_14500" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Chiropractic care helps increase flexibility and mobility. (File photos)"]
YLi1010_MedicareAdvantage
For many Medicare beneficiaries, a Medicare Advantage plan has become the most attractive option for health care coverage. A June 2010 data spotlight from the Kaiser Family Foundation reported Medicare Advantage plan enrollment increased 5.7 percent between 2009 and 2010. In total, nearly one out of every four Medicare beneficiaries or 11.1 million are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.
YH1010_HealthExpertPills
Erickson Living health and wellness experts can be found at Erickson Living communities all over the U.S. This month our expert is Thomas Morris, D.O., Medical Director at Monarch Landing in Naperville, Ill. Dr. Morris studied pre-med at St. Xavier College in Chicago, Ill. He then went on to obtain two degrees: chiropractic medicine from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and...
health0910_heart_wide
Atrial fibrillation (a-tre-al fi-bri-LA-shun), or AF, is a problem with the heart s rhythm. It s a fairly common condition in people over the age of 65, says Philip Taylor, M.D., medical director at Maris Grove . ' An estimated 2.2 million Americans are living with AF. AF is caused by a disorder in the heart s electrical system. Rapid, disorganized electrical signals in the heart s two upper...
YH0910_AskHealthExpertDrTaylor
Erickson Living health and wellness experts can be found at Erickson Living communities all over the U.S. This month our expert is Philip Taylor, M.D., medical director at Maris Grove in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Taylor received his bachelor s degree from Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., and his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed...
health0910_taichi
[caption id="attachment_13995" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Tai chi is like moving meditation moving the body slowly and gently while breathing regularly."]