The cost of your annual lung cancer screening may now be covered by Medicare, according to guidelines released recently by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Find out if you are eligible.
As we age, our bones become more fragile. Our reflexes are no longer lightening-quick. If you are over age 65, having four or more of these risk factors will increase your risk of falling by 80 percent.
About 2.7 million people in the U.S. are living with chronic hepatitis C, but many don’t know they have it. Baby Boomers are particularly at risk, so it’s best to get tested.
Most people don’t think about end-of-life care until they reach a point where the issue can no longer be ignored. Many times, this takes place very late in life — often in a hospital setting during a health crisis. Find out why you need to plan now.
Hot summer days can be dangerous for older adults. If this is you, you’re at higher risk than others for dehydration and heat exhaustion when heat and humidity climb.
Think you know what sunscreen is and what it’s supposed to do? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. A new study finds the majority of consumers don’t completely understand the information on a sunscreen label. Northwestern University researchers surveyed 114 patients at a dermatology clinic to determine what they knew and understood about sunscreen. Researchers gave the patients … Read More
Do you need dentures? Deciding on and getting dentures can be a complicated, long process. Much depends on the current state of your teeth, so it’s a decision best made in consultation with your dentist. But, there are things you should know about opting for dentures before you make your choice. “Getting and caring for … Read More
If you are a baby boomer nearing age 70, you may want to make some important decisions about your finances and future medical care decisions. No one likes to think about the possibility of losing control of the ability to make these decisions, but it’s important to plan ahead. When you are prepared, you can … Read More
If a stroke, orthopedic injury or other cause has made a loved one dependent on an assistive device such as a wheelchair, walker or cane, it’s important to know the best way to help him with his mobility and safety. And safety — yours and his — is always first. “When providing care, keep in … Read More
One of the common changes for women as they grow older is to lose a small amount of height — most women will lose up to an inch. This happens because you lose the space in the discs that support the bones in your spine. To keep your bones healthy as you get older, make … Read More