Aging & Health: Take Charge

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Dec 7, 2020

Grandparenting: How to manage conflicting opinions

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Now that you’re a grandparent, you might be eager to pass on to all of the tips and tricks you learned when raising your own children. But your hard-earned advice might not always be welcomed with open arms. Things do change after all, including parenting [...]
Grandparenting: How to manage conflicting opinions
Nov 20, 2020

Is antibacterial soap necessary?

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  Hand washing has taken on heightened importance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there’s no reason for the general public to use antibacterial soaps. They’re no more effective than plain soap at getting rid of germs — including viruses. Lathering with soap helps lift germs [...]
Is antibacterial soap necessary?
Nov 11, 2020

Don't let kidney disease sneak up

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) refers to reduced kidney function that stretches over three months or longer. It usually doesn’t cause noticeable signs or symptoms in its early stages. In fact, most people diagnosed with CKD are already at stage 3 out of 5 stages, and [...]
Don't let kidney disease sneak up
Nov 2, 2020

Driving at night, safely

By Joey Keillor @joeykeillor
  As days grow shorter and nights grow longer, it pays to be attentive when getting behind the wheel, especially after dark. Age-related changes to your vision and eye diseases such as cataracts can make it more difficult to see clearly at night. You may have trouble reading [...]
Driving at night, safely
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?

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