health care professional with patient

The employees of Erickson Living strive to provide residents with extra services that may make life easier. Among these services is a Medicare Advantage health plan called Erickson Advantage, which has been offered exclusively to Erickson Living community residents for over ten years now.

Ashby Ponds Medical Center

2010 AARP poll found 73% of older Americans would like to stay in their residences as long as possible. “Health reasons” are cited as a major reason for moving, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Census.

health benefits file folders

If you haven't already, you might receive a letter from your former company about a change to your previous retiree health plan. Some employers have been cutting back on benefits since the early 1990s, and the trend has continued. 

Retirees on the losing end of the deal

Cartoon image of a sick colon.

Colorectal cancer is a collective term for cancers of the large bowel. This cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States and the third most common type for men and women. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), 134,000 persons will be diagnosed with the disease in 2016 and about 49,000 will die from it. 

For seniors, a higher-dose flu vaccine is more effective than the standard dose but may produce more side effects.

You’ve probably had the flu at some point in your life. And since you successfully fought it off, you may think you could do it again. So why get a flu shot?

While there is no upper age limit for LASIK surgery, you will want your ophthalmologist to determine your suitability for the procedure.

Most sources claim eyeglasses were invented in thirteenth-century Italy by an unknown inventor. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), they were worn mainly by monks and scholars. Once the printing press was invented in the fifteenth century and printed material became widely available, the popularity of eyeglasses soared.

Image of living with GERD

Heartburn. Acid indigestion. Acid reflux. These terms get tossed around whenever people have that uncomfortable burning behind the breastbone. According to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), 60% of Americans experience heartburn at least once a year, and up to 10% experience it daily. 

Graphic showing an airplane and stethoscope

What enjoyable activities do you plan when you visit another country? Maybe seeing interesting sights, learning about local customs, and eating exotic foods top your list. But each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the top of 750,000 people’s lists is a visit to the local hospital for medical treatment—a practice known as medical tourism.

Deer tick warning in the woods.

In the early 1970s, several children living in and around Lyme, Conn., began showing signs of a mysterious health problem with symptoms similar to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists noticed that these cases occurred during the summertime, and that most children reported having a rash at or near the area where a tick had bitten them before developing arthritis.