The 14 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors
People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.2 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions to stay healthy. “You need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet" and also make healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, to avoid senior health risks, explained Jeanne Wei, MD, director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock. Also, including a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the health concerns of aging,......Read More
Dry Eye: When Tears Don't Do Their Job
Teardrops serve an essential function for your eyes — they keep them moist and clean and provide them with essential nutrients. But when your eyes don't produce enough, you may develop a condition known as dry eye.
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The Physician, the Community and Health Care Reform
Report by Dr. Joseph Boffa
Since 2000 the Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans fostered HealthLink Wellness a program committed to reducing the risk of chronic disease among retirees by promoting health screening, health education and exercise. Its strategy has been to develop partnerships that engage the retiree through their social networking. Starting in 2010 we added a network of primary care physicians who provided medical back up for community based outreach efforts.