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Posted on August 29th, 20148/29/14 |
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an effort that calls upon people to take video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice cold water over their heads and donate to the ALS Association (ALSA), is sweeping the nation. The challenge has gone viral across the Web, creating awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to [...]
Posted on August 28th, 20148/28/14 |
Whether it’s sharpening your mind and keeping your body fit, choosing the right vehicle to maximize comfort and safety, refreshing your driving skills or finding ways to get around when driving is no longer a safe option, there are numerous ways seniors can stay active and on the go.
Posted on August 26th, 20148/26/14 |
Whether it’s the hot summer or a bright fall day, the sun can be damaging. So how do you know if you’re avoiding the hazards of the sun? The American Cancer Society lays out some helpful tips on limiting UV exposure that you and your family can use next time you’re thinking about spending the [...]
Posted on August 20th, 20148/20/14 |
The natural process of aging can affect your vision, hearing, reaction time and mental fitness. As a senior driver, that means it also can affect your driving abilities and even increase risk of a traffic crash. Since these changes can occur very slowly, you’ll want to evaluate then early and often – before putting yourself [...]
Posted on August 14th, 20148/14/14 |
The summer may be winding down, but the potential for hot temperatures and dangerous sunlight is more and more likely every day. That means the risk for skin cancer increases, especially if you spend an excessive amount of time in the sun. The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention provides some risk factors for skin cancer and, while some can be controlled, others, like age, can’t be changed. Read on for some key factors to determine if you might be at risk.
Posted on August 5th, 20148/5/14 |
We are all looking for low-impact, fun ways to get into shape. Seniors especially need something that’s easy on the joints and doesn’t require a lot of physical challenges. Enter water aerobics. These exercises are done in a swimming pool and do not require swimming skills.
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
Did you know that 20 to 30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries? These injuries can make it hard to get around or live independently. Also, one in three adults age 65 and older fall each year, yet less than half talk to their healthcare providers. Last but not least, every [...]
Posted on July 9th, 20147/9/14 |
When used responsibly, prescription drugs can help people lead healthier lives. However, when abused, these same drugs can be fatal, causing more deaths in America than car crashes. Here are some things you need to know about prescription painkillers and their potentially devastating effects, according to the National Safety Council. Since 1999, the number of prescription [...]
Posted on June 20th, 20146/20/14 |
June is the National Safety Council’s Home Safety Month. One important aspect of home safety focuses on preventing prescription drug abuse. While taking the right prescription drug is important, it’s just as essential that medications are managed properly. Even though the pill bottle may simply state, “take once a day,” the specific time of day [...]
Posted on May 29th, 20145/29/14 |
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of three older adults, aged 65 or older, falls each year but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. June is National Safety Month, and BrightStar Care seeks to educate families on how to identify household hazards that can lead to injuries and [...]