Aging & Health: Take Charge

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Oct 21, 2020

Do you need a multivitamin?

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Although getting lots of vitamins may seem like a healthy idea, it turns out it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Your body needs vitamins in relatively small amounts.  But if you choose to take supplemental vitamins, consider these tips: Stay reasonably [...]
Do you need a multivitamin?
Oct 13, 2020

Exercise and arthritis

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Your joints are stiff, swollen and achy. Sometimes it hurts when you stand, get up from a chair or climb stairs. Won’t exercise just aggravate these symptoms and make you feel worse? In fact, it’s just the opposite. The idea that you should rest [...]
Exercise and arthritis
Sep 30, 2020

Talking to you doctor about memory loss

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is often the first step in the decline from normal cognitive function to forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. The primary symptom is memory loss that’s noticeable to you and those around you — for example, difficulties remembering doctor appointments or recent conversations [...]
Talking to you doctor about memory loss
Sep 22, 2020

Positive self-talk for exercise

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  The hardest part about physical activity often is getting started — putting on your shoes and getting out the door to walk, jog, bicycle or to do whatever form of exercise or activity works for you. Finding an exercise partner or group is one way to [...]
Positive self-talk for exercise
Sep 15, 2020

Foot care with diabetes

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Having diabetes can lead to nerve, skin and circulation changes that can particularly affect your feet. Minor foot issues can quickly lead to significant medical complications. Fortunately, these problems can often be avoided by taking precautionary measures, including: Inspecting your feet daily for [...]
Foot care with diabetes

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