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Summer is here, and bicycling is on the upswing. Older adults often find benefits to bicycling as a form of transportation and exercise, such as being gentle on the joints and allowing one to cover more ground than walking. In addition, newly popular E-bikes have [...]
If you have grandchildren, it’s important to understand what’s appropriate — and not — for kids and screens. Technology provides kids opportunities to learn about their world, expand their imaginations and connect positively with friends and family.
The danger comes when kids are allowed too much [...]
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., with about 45,000 people taking their own lives in 2017. Understandably, teen or younger adult suicide gets a lot of notice and attention. However, suicide rates among older adults are similar or greater than in younger [...]
Hand washing with soap and warm water is one of the best defenses against spreading the COVID-19 virus, and it’s common and even expected that the skin will become dry or irritated from appropriately increased frequency of hand washing.
Appropriate hand washing can be an especially [...]
Do you want to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 71%? If so, there are key lifestyle changes can help you achieve this goal. These changes center on:
Moderate weight loss
A healthy diet
A major study known [...]