Do you think that growing older involves experiencing more pain? You’re right.
Research shows that older adults experience more frequent pain compared to their younger counterparts, and they are less likely to receive treatment for that pain. A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control shows that approximately 50 million older adults experience significant or chronic pain every year – a result of stiff, aging joints, diseases such as cancer, injuries and surgeries. And a significant number – up to 40 percent – don’t receive adequate treatment for their pain. [Read more…]
If you live in a cold climate, you know it’s the time of year when many people head for warmer locales. A week – or even less – in the sunshine can make you feel like a completely different person after months of freezing temperatures, snow and short days. [Read more…]
For centuries, doctors and patients have believed that cold, damp weather contributes to joint pain. In fact, there is evidence this theory dates back to Hippocrates in about 400 B.C. [Read more…]
With last week’s winter solstice, the earth’s northern latitudes are getting more sunlight every day – even if only by minutes. And yet for those who live in the northern hemisphere, the sun sets before many people leave work for the day. And the winter season makes it more difficult to get outside. [Read more…]
Older adults are more likely to suffer from medical problems and face more frequent decisions about their health care. This could mean anything from deciding whether to receive a flu vaccine to choosing among cancer treatments. [Read more…]
We’ve all experienced the feeling of starting a day without enough sleep. Maybe circumstances out of your control kept you awake, such as a bout of insomnia or needing to care for a sick child. Or maybe you stayed up too late binge-watching a new Netflix series or reading an engaging book. [Read more…]
With the 2016 presidential election only one week behind us, social media is still filled with difference viewpoint about President-elect Donald Trump. There are videos, news articles and essays that add new details to the glut of information. But does any of it make a difference? [Read more…]