Increased Depression Risk with Aging

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As we get older, we face an increasing number of challenges. Friends, relatives and spouses pass away; retirement may force us to find new purpose in life; we experience more medical issues—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The stress that is generated from all these major life events can further compound into something […]

5 Things You May Not Know About Shingles

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Shingles can be a serious problem for seniors, and the illness is much more common than most people think. About half of all cases of shingles occur in men and women 60 years of age or older. So what is shingles? Shingles causes a painful, blistering skin rash that most commonly occurs in a single […]

Falling: It’s Not Just a Concern for the Elderly

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One in three adults aged 65 or older fall each year. If you are within this age category, it’s important to take this seriously, as it can happen to anyone and can cost you money, independence and even your life. Key Facts In 2013, 2.5 million people visited the emergency room due to a fall, […]