Medicare & You

Medicare & You Of all the health insurance programs in the United States, the most well-known for retirees is Medicare, a comprehensive program run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal health insurance program covers people 65 years old and older, people with End-Stage Renal Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou … Continue reading “Medicare & You”

Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring

Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring During the winter months, avid gardeners start counting down the days until they can begin their spring planting. It’s disappointing for some when fall comes because that means putting the yard to bed for the winter, hanging up the gardening tools, and closing the shed door. But, … Continue reading “Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring”

Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist

Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist Doctors routinely talk to their patients about the importance of healthy eating. Now, doctors say patients are asking them, “What do you eat?” Doctors understand why patients ask the question and physicians, like Dr. Kerrilynn Hennessey, don’t mind revealing their diet. Hennessey, a cardiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, … Continue reading “Healthy Eating From A Cardiologist”

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”

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”

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?”

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”

Improving Care For The Elderly

Improving Care For The Elderly Under traditional healthcare models, older adults, including those with mobility problems, find their own transportation to a doctor’s office, wait for an hour or so before seeing a doctor, and only spend a few minutes talking with the doctor. Now, a new healthcare model is emerging where healthcare professionals travel … Continue reading “Improving Care For The Elderly”

VA Expands Aid To Cover Caregivers For Vietnam Vets During Pandemic

VA Expands Aid To Cover Caregivers For Vietnam Vets During Pandemic The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding its family caregiver program to include veterans who served during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam eras. Currently, the VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) only includes caregivers who provide … Continue reading “VA Expands Aid To Cover Caregivers For Vietnam Vets During Pandemic”