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Health News: Clearing Up The Facts About Cataracts

To help clear up the facts about this lens-clouding eye condition ophthalmologists, medical doctors specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions, who are members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, have responded to hundreds of queries about cataracts submitted by the public through the Ask an Eye M.D. portal on GetEyeSmart.org. These five questions and answers about cataracts are a small sampling of what is available for public reference on the website.

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Health News: Beyond Sound - The Link Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health

(BPT) - Difficulty hearing may be more than just a quality-of-life issue. Growing evidence indicates that untreated hearing loss in older adults can lead to other health conditions, and one of the most concerning is cognitive decline.

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Health News: Four Tips to Maximize Your Medicaid Coverage and Your Health

Be your own health advocate to live well and save money with Medicare.

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Healthy Living Advice: Centenarians Reveal Their Secrets to a Long, Happy Life

For the past nine years, UnitedHealthcare has conducted a survey of 100 100-year-olds to gain insight into their lives. For its most recent 100@100 survey, the company also polled 65-year-old baby boomers to examine how the attitudes and lifestyles of people entering their retirement years compare to those who hit that same age 35 years ago. According to the study, one thing both groups agreed on is that they feel younger than their years.

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Health News: Fuss-free Summer Beauty Tips

Summer is an ideal time to embrace your natural beauty. A healthy, natural glow sans heavy makeup and pretty wind-tousled hair are the hallmark looks of summer. With these tips from the hair removal experts at the maker of Nair™, keep your beauty rituals to a minimum and get ready to enjoy all that summer has to offer.

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Health News: Baby Boomers - Three Crucial Times to Review Your Medicare Options for Retirement

(BPT) - Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65.

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The Advantages of a Medical Alarm System

The number of seniors whose families believe they will benefit from a medical alarm device is increasing every day. There are sobering statistics regarding how many elderly individuals fall in their own homes in the United States each year. It is also a fact that almost 78% of new admissions to nursing homes are the direct result of falls in the home. Although most nursing homes are staffed with qualified, caring individuals, most families feel their elderly loved ones will experience a better quality of life if they are able to maintain their independence.

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Growing Older Gracefully: Appreciate an Important, Satisfying Everyday Living Ä°rrespective of Age

The majority of us have a look at getting old as anything to get resisted for as long as achievable. To age gracefully in a very society which idolizes youth demands internal power and wisdom. Read about the five myths of growing old and master functional actions that will help you to dwell happier,…

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Senior Living for Couples

Many residential care homes organize social activities like volunteering services, weekend trips, and fitness programs for their residents for a small fee, and this is indeed a good opportunity to make new friends and broaden your social circle.

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Get The Shot!: Why Older Adults Must Understand Their Flu Vaccine Options and Get Vaccinated

(BPT) - With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as "the flu") - the flu vaccine. What many older adults don’t know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complications.

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