High-Dose Flu Vaccine Offers Better Protection If You’re Over 65 (Video)

The high-dose flu vaccine provides more protection for people 65 and older than a standard flu shot. “A large study showed that there is about 25 percent additional protection for people who get the high-dose influenza vaccine,” says Susan Rehm, MD, an infectious diseases specialist at Cleveland Clinic. Research details In the study of 32,000 people, researchers at … Read More

Stomach Flu Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

The norovirus, commonly called the stomach flu, is no fun for anyone, with symptoms including nausea, vomiting, and cramps. But it’s of special concern to people in nursing homes, who tend to have more severe symptoms that hang on longer. A new study finds that stomach flu outbreaks may cause an increased risk of hospitalization … Read More

Epilepsy Risks Increase With Age

The incidence of epilepsy is on the rise among baby boomers, the fastest-growing segment of society. Epilepsy is most common after age 65 as we become increasingly susceptible to conditions that trigger seizures. Strokes: Most common trigger In 80 percent of cases, strokes are the cause of adult-onset seizures. Brain tumors, head injuries and Alzheimer’s … Read More

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Online Health Records Empower Baby Boomers

As doctors get better at managing acute health problems, we are living longer. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we are living longer with chronic health problems. Access Online Medical Records Using MyChart View your Cleveland Clinic medical record, make online appointments, renew prescriptions and more. Sign up for MyChart today. Access … Read More