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Paula Deen announces she has type 2 diabetes

Diabetes affects more than 18.8 million people in the U.S. with 1.9 million new cases diagnosed annually, according to the American Diabetes Association. ...

January 17, 2012

Alan Wu

Guidelines for hip fractures get revamped to support seniors

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, more than 352,000 Americans experience hip fracture injuries annually, while 90 percent of all of these injuries occur due to a fal...

January 12, 2012

Lisa Wurth

Good eyesight crucial to seniors remaining independent

Seniors' eyesight is the gateway to their independence and their security, as having poor vision can lead to falls or other serious problems. ...

January 4, 2012

Bryan Aldrige

Dancing helps strengthen seniors

Seniors living independently may sometimes get lonely, especially if they live alone. According to The Miami Herald, seniors in the area are doing something fun to combat idle time while als...

January 4, 2012

Bryan Aldrige

Good oral hygiene may ward off pneumonia

Many seniors prefer to age in place independently, as it ensures that they are still able to hold on to some of their freedoms. Although may do so successfully, one area that may be overlook...

January 3, 2012

Lisa Wurth

Fall dangers more prevalent with ice and snow

For 83-year-old Barbara Green of Fords, New Jersey, the cold winter months now mean being extra careful, as she suffered numerous injuries after slipping on ice last year, My Central Jersey ...

December 30, 2011


Ways to keep seniors safe, healthy this winter

Winter can pose unique problems for people, as commuters need to give themselves a few extra minutes to warm up their cars in the morning and kids need more time to stack on extra layers of ...

December 27, 2011

Alan Wu

Study finds spike in broken arms among seniors, the majority due to falls

A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of California, Davis, has found that behind young children, seniors are the most likely age group to break their arms....

December 27, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Babyloid robot looks to curb elderly depression

Scientists continue to come up with new ideas for helping seniors remain healthy and happy as they age. ...

December 13, 2011

Alan Wu

Elderly woman trapped in old septic system for hours

A 68-year-old Adelanto, California, woman recently had the scare of a lifetime after she fell and was trapped in an old septic pit, Daily Press reports....

December 6, 2011

Lisa Wurth

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