There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year.
If you’ve ever suffered a broken bone, chances are you came away from the experience with a whole new appreciation for the role the skeletal system plays in our quality of life.
A large part of aging gracefully calls for accepting and adapting to our maturing bodies. Let’s face it, the older we get, the more we find ourselves modifying our activities of daily living—including our fitness routine. But, just because we don’t move quite as quickly or have the same stamina and endurance we once did, doesn’t mean it’s time to kick our cross-trainers to the curb and take up residence on the couch.
If there’s one thing people of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds have in common, it’s health. And although cultural and familial aspects such as diet and fitness certainly play a role in health and wellness — for better or for worse — disease and illness do not discriminate.
How a new take on an ancient tradition is providing health and wellness benefits for both mind and body
A travel consultant talks safety and convenience when it comes to vacationing
As you age, your immune system needs special attention to keep you healthy
The virus can lie dormant for years and doesn’t affect just the over-60 crowd
Do your research before deciding to take supplements
The warning signs of elder abuse often aren’t obvious, but there are steps you can take to prevent it
Blood is a window to the body’s health, so it’s no wonder doctors rely heavily on blood tests to properly care for their patients.
If you live on your own, you can still have homemade dinners without all the leftovers.
Light Hill in Canandaigua provides an alternative for individuals who need end-of-life care. It’s neither a nursing home nor a hospital.
Retiree health benefits keep you in tip-tip shape.
Preparing for surgery ahead of time can shorten your recovery time and make the whole process more tolerable.
How diet and other lifestyle habits play a key role in avoiding vision loss from age-related macular degeneration
Practicing tai chi provides a wealth of mental and physical benefits.
For older patients with multiple medical problems, a geriatrician may be the best option to help with managing treatment.
Experts say you don’t need to fill your bucket list with lofty goals. Aim for achievable goals that are just as fulfilling.
A humorous, positive attitude, in addition to preventive screenings, helped second-grade teacher Marylou Stefanko win her battle with cancer.
When Patti Camp's mother became ill, she and her family turned to hospice to get the help they needed.
Grove City Medical Center’s trauma coordinator shares tips and information for how you can prevent falls at home.
Fecal incontinence can be treated successfully with the help of InterStim therapy.
Know your treatment options for urinary incontinence, from exercise and behavior changes to medicinal treatments to surgical solutions.
BPPV, a type of vertigo, is easy to diagnose and can be treated with this effective maneuver.
Stay on track with your Rx with tips for saving money, setting medication reminders and getting your prescription delivered.
As you get older, household chores become more difficult. Follow these suggestions to make cleaning easier and pain-free.
Expert tips for altering your workouts for two types of changing bodies: pregnant women and seniors.
In Thanksgiving Day 2013, Karen Spadafora realized she was having a heart attack—an experience that changed her life.
More people are embracing their naturally gray strands. Learn how you can too!
Discover how you can stave off joint aches and pains this winter, and learn why your joints might make a great meteorologist.
Advance care planning is a process of planning for future medical care in case you are unable to make your own medical decisions. It means preparing for a sudden or unexpected illness from which you expect to recover, as well as the dying process, and ultimately death.
Even the most laid-back senior can be shaken by the revelation that a child or grandchild is gay.
If 70 really is the new 50, it’s no wonder more seniors than ever before are still working at that age—and well beyond.
November is National Caregiver Awareness Month. A caregiver is anyone who regularly offers help to another person, from grocery shopping to personal care. Being a caregiver of elderly parents can put stress on families. Caregivers need to know how to effectively deal with the difficulties.
From common illnesses like the flu to lesser-known names like pertussis (a.k.a. whooping cough), keeping up with recommended vaccinations not only protects your healthy, but it could save the lives of your loved ones.
Purple heart recipient Jeremy Marshall, the director of Ontario County Veterans Service Agency, has designed “a very aggressive outreach program,” by becoming an active member in local veterans groups. It is his mission to help all 8,300 veterans of this country receive the services and benefits they deserve.
More seniors are coming out of retirement to re-join the working world. Some just can’t handle the boredom of retirement. But they may find it’s not the same as the first go-around. There are many new aspects to factor in.