Category: Health & Fitness
The possibility of developing dangerous symptoms from COVID-19 increases with age, with those who are age 85 and older facing the highest risk. In the U.S., about 80% of deaths related to COVID-19 have been by people age 65 and older, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers. Risks are even higher for older people when they have underlying health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or long-term lung disease, suggest Hopkins’ researchers.Read More
Keeping active is a priority for this 75-year-old. Fulton County’s Department of Senior Services is helping her, and many other seniors, reach their fitness goals — even while maintaining social distancing.Read More
With “increased time spent on the couch, it’s no wonder weight gain has been a common experience,” states an article I spotted in Sharp Health News. The article reminds older adults that maintaining a healthy weight is important to prevent a manage a number of health conditions, such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes.
Those conditions, by the way, are the same ones that place older adults at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications, should we unknowingly have contracted it. Either way, weight gain can be uncomfortable — and, as mentioned, dangerous to our overall health, especially if binge eating is involved.Read More
What’s important (actually, critical) to understand is that NSAIDs, whatever you call them, can be (and are) dangerous if taken over long periods of time.
“Probably the most significant risk factor for NSAID-induced injury in older adults relates to the fact that older adults are more likely to be taking multiple medications,” said Dr. Alan Fixelle with Gastro Consultants of Atlanta in Sandy Springs.Read More
The threat of COVID-19 appears to be changing how many people think about going to the doctor or the dentist. Patients, healthcare practitioners and experts alike say the coronavirus and strategies to avoid it are changing the ways people seek healthcare.Read More
Local naturalists say spring is a wonderful time to get up-close and personal with Georgia’s outdoors. Resultant health benefits will pile up, but experts also stress keeping health concerns and safe practices in mind during the COVID-19 crisis.Read More
Plenty of Georgians, especially seniors, are starting to feel that same cabin fever. They’re trying to cope as they look forward to the return of what used to be considered normal life. That was before COVID-19 led to government recommendations that residents “shelter in place” to avoid catching and spreading the deadly disease.Read More
July is UV Safety Month, so let’s take a look at one common problem facing us as we age: skin cancer. Most skin cancers are found in people older than 65 and UV, or ultraviolet, light from the sun is the most common cause of skin cancer.Read More
In today’s complex hospital systems, case managers not only focus on illness, they also ensure chronically ill patients receive high-quality care in the least restrictive settings. With sky-high medical costs, their current role includes striving to achieve the most cost-effective treatment, whether patients are in or out of a hospital.Read More
While we do our best to keep updated info on our site, things are changing quickly. However, you can keep up with the latest news through the websites of our sister publications, Atlanta INtown—atlantaintownpaper.com—and Reporter Newspapers—reporternewspapers.net.Read More
Georgia residents 50 and older are invited to stay active and enjoy competitive fun through the Senior Olympics. While games are held on national and state levels, they’re also hosted in several Atlanta metro counties.Read More