This summer, much of the country has been suffering under the blistering heat. High temperatures are especially dangerous for older adults, and dehydration is one of the big factors when they experience heat-related illness. Yet even during cooler times of the year, older adults are at risk of having a less than optimal level of…

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The CDC says that most people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume their normal activities. But re-entering the normal world, many of us are feeling mentally fuzzy, and older adults are especially hard hit. Experts say it’s important to combat this mental haze, which can even be seen on MRI brain scans! Feeling…

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A few weeks into the official beginning of summer, most areas of the U.S. have experienced blistering temperatures. The “heat dome” brought record-breaking temperatures across the West, and many other locales have been sweltering, even those that are usually fairly immune from extreme heat, such as Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. We might not think…

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Oral Health

Medical science is learning more about the connection between oral health and overall health. Unfortunately, the health care system hasn’t kept up.

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Zoom fatigue

Does Zoom fatigue sound familiar? You’ve scheduled regular video calls with older loved ones to keep them socially connected during the pandemic—but sometimes, those calls seem exhausting and you end up with a sore neck afterward.

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Anxiety Disorder

These days, it seems like we have a lot to worry about! COVID-19, politics and unrest all added to our usual worries about health, money, perhaps the problems of other family members. We can all be excused for being fretful! But chronic worrying might be a sign of an anxiety disorder, and this problem is…

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