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Experts Offer Heart Health Advice for Morning, Noon and Night

October 15, 2019 — At the 68th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in 2019, experts from Greece offered insights that could provide a heart health boost all day long! Morning Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris, a cardiologist at the... Read More

8 Reasons You Need a Flu Shot This Year

October 1, 2019 — Here comes flu season! Maybe you’re thinking you’ll skip your shot this year? Bad idea, say experts. Here’s why: The flu is miserable. Anyone who has had the flu knows that it makes for a week or longer of fever, cough and body aches. You’ll miss days of work or your other activities. Sometimes you... Read More

Emergency Preparation for Seniors With Disabilities

September 17, 2019 — September is National Preparedness Month. Natural disasters have been top of mind for many of us lately as we followed news coverage of Hurricane Dorian. In our own region, we’re only residually affected by hurricanes, but we’re frequently impacted by severe weather events such as blizzards, tornadoes, floods and heat waves — along with power... Read More

Back to School—At Any Age!

August 30, 2019 — Brain science experts tell us that along with exercise and good nutrition, education is one of the things that keeps our brains healthier. University of Barcelona brain scientists recently used MRI scans to show that certain important areas of the brain are larger in people who had stayed in school longer. Said Prof. David Bartres-Faz,... Read More

Gemütlichkeit Festival

August 15, 2019 — We’re celebrating our German heritage and sense of community with a festival filled with “gemütlichkeit” – which means a feeling of warmth, friendliness and good cheer. Gemütlichkeit Festival Sunday, September 8, 2:00-3:00pm 1130 Collins Road, Jefferson Dress in your German garb and join us for polka dancing with music provided by the Bryan O’Donnel band.... Read More

Five Great Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

August 15, 2019 — We’re coming up upon the traditional harvest season—a great time to check out the offerings at a farmers market! Here’s what you’ll find: The freshest produce! Fruits and veggies at the grocery story may have traveled long and far before they show up on the shelf. Grown, packaged and treated to survive the journey, taste... Read More

Who Can Speed Up Stroke Treatment? Everyone!

August 1, 2019 — When it comes to stroke, the sooner treatment begins, the better. To shorten the time between a stroke and the beginning of treatment, researchers are examining a lot of angles. Their focus includes: Hospitals A July 2019 study from UCLA found that speeding up stroke treatment in hospitals by only 15 minutes could save many... Read More

We Can Grow New Brain Cells Even Through Our 90s

July 15, 2019 — For some time, experts have debated whether human adults continue to grow new brain cells (neurons), or whether we pretty much have all the neurons we’re going to have by the end of our teenage years or so. The complete answer is far beyond the scope of this article, but we’d like to share some... Read More

Keep Seniors Hydrated This Summer

July 1, 2019 — Did you read about the recent studies showing that exercise provides an immediate boost to the memory of seniors? Turns out there’s a catch, reports the American Physiological Society (APA); the benefits may not apply if a person is suffering from dehydration. That’s far from the only reason older adults should be sure to have... Read More

Be Safe During Lightning Storms

June 15, 2019 — As the first day of summer approaches, we’ve already had some major thunderstorms. Experts at the University of Nebraska Medical Center recently shared some information to protect older adults and people of every age from being injured by the beautiful but deadly feature of these storms: lightning. “An underrated killer, hotter than the surface of... Read More