The National Council on Aging has designated September 23rd as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries to older adults. Often minor and major falls can account for 40 percent of all trauma injuries seen in a typical hospital emergency department.
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An article in PsychCentral on Aging, Illness and Self-Esteem by Tamara Mcclintock Greenberg suggests that we will best maintain our self-esteem as we age if we accept limitations and not pretend that they do not exist.
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Pollyanna was a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that became a classic of children’s literature. It now has become a popular term for someone with an optimistic outlook on life. Is it really true that such people are healthier?
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Aging technology might sound like a negative concept as technologies become outdated and no longer deliver their results with the same efficiency. However since there are growing numbers of the population who are aging, any technology to serve them clearly has a bright future.
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Unfortunately tales of elder abuse are in the news far too often and are only now beginning to get the attention they deserve. Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Elder abuse can affect people of all ethnic backgrounds and social status and can affect both men and women.
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A Little Of What You Fancy Does You Good was a song first sung by Marie Lloyd in May 1915 but recent research confirms the truth of that title.
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According to the American Heart Association, hypertension or elevated blood pressure (BP) is a leading, preventable cause of mortality and morbidity in the United States and throughout the world. Now a recent study shows that blacks in the US have a greater risk of disorders involving blood pressure.
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Chocolates can often be a Saint Valentine’s gift and now there’s some good news from Cambridge researchers. You do not need to feel guilty.
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In the United States, 77 million boomers are celebrating their 47th through 65th birthdays this year. Just how many of them think they’re getting old?
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