Aging & Health: Take Charge

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May 26, 2020

Bicycle and E-bike safety

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    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 [...]
Bicycle and E-bike safety
May 19, 2020

Screen time and grandkids

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  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 [...]
Screen time and grandkids
May 12, 2020

Suicide and older adults

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  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 [...]
Suicide and older adults
May 5, 2020

Skin disease and hand washing: soothing a flare up

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  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 [...]
Skin disease and hand washing: soothing a flare up
Apr 28, 2020

Diabetes: reducing risk

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  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 Exercise A major study known [...]
Diabetes: reducing risk

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