Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks

Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks Large sharks may be portrayed as the villains in thriller movies and feared by swimmers and surfers, but the predators are still vital to the ocean’s ecosystem. Marine conservationists and advocacy organizations worry that the decline in the carnivores’ population is upsetting the ecosystem. The groups … Continue reading “Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks”

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe

Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe AARP describes Social Security numbers as the “skeleton key to identity theft.” And, scammers want those “keys” to commit fraud against older adults. According to AARP, one common scam involves seniors receiving calls from a fraudster who claims to be an employee from … Continue reading “Elderly Scam / Fraud Alert – Keeping your Social Security Number Safe”

Healthy Dinner Foods

Healthy Dinner Foods Knowing what to cook for dinner is a dilemma for those wanting to eat healthy foods but aren’t sure exactly which ones are the healthiest. By and large, it’s sometimes more convenient to order fast (and familiar) food from a nearby restaurant. Finding healthy foods, however, is not as difficult as it … Continue reading “Healthy Dinner Foods”

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta Dr. Sanjay Gupta says one of the many fears that his older-adult patients have is developing dementia. Patients of the well-known neurosurgeon become afraid, for instance, when they cannot think of the name of someone they know well or lose their train of thought in the middle of a … Continue reading “Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta”

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated Dr. Katie Passaretti said she was the first person in North Carolina to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As an infectious disease attending doctor at Atrium Health in Charlotte, the 44-year-old has seen first-hand how COVID-19 affects patients and … Continue reading “Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated”

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists

Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists Without a doubt, sleep is essential to our survival. Sleep—as well as a lack of sleep—affects our mental and emotional well-being and physical health. We feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the day when we have a good night’s rest. But, if we do not get enough sleep, … Continue reading “Healthy Bedtime Habits From Nutritionists”

Time for a Flu Shot?

Time for a Flu Shot? Health officials are urging older adults not to forget the influenza (flu) virus even though the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to dominate news headlines. The flu has been devastating the health of thousands of children and adults before the novel coronavirus disease began spreading around the world. This is … Continue reading “Time for a Flu Shot?”

The Spirit Of Shinise: How some Japanese companies weathered plagues, wars, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of empires for hundreds of years

Ichiwa, a small shop in Kyoto, Japan, that sells toasted mochi, had fewer customers in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the pandemic caused an economic crisis that forced businesses worldwide to permanently closed their doors, Ichiwa continued operating. Naomi Hasegawa, whose family owns Ichiwa, said her family began selling the grilled … Continue reading “The Spirit Of Shinise: How some Japanese companies weathered plagues, wars, natural disasters, and the rise and fall of empires for hundreds of years”

Senior Age Tech

Senior Age Tech As the older adult population continues to grow worldwide, companies are developing new technology or making existing devices smarter to improve the quality of life for seniors. Currently, adults 65 years old and over account for more than one-fifth of the population in 17 countries, according to the United Nations’ World Population … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech”

Vegetables That Are Healthier For You Cooked Than Raw

Vegetables That Are Healthier For You Cooked Than Raw It’s no secret that vegetables have the word “healthy” stamped all over them when it comes to choosing foods that are good for the body. But, the debate continues over whether raw vegetables are healthier than cooked vegetables. Previously published studies have shown that essential nutrients … Continue reading “Vegetables That Are Healthier For You Cooked Than Raw”