Health & Wellness

Spotlight on Health: Prostate Cancer Screening

Concepts in Prostate Cancer Screening - Is a diagnosis as bad as we thought? By Mark Arredondo, MD FACS   Most men will not develop prostate cancer but we know that increasing age ...
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What’s the deal with multivitamins?

By Helen Sanders, Health Ambition   Most people know that getting the right nutrition is important, especially as we age. Multivitamins are the little one-a-day supplement which ...
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Actively Speaking: The Best Fit

By Aimee Hodges, CI-CPT   May I begin with a confession? I am secretly judging your shoes. I notice all types of shoes, from high heels to running shoes. Spotting the latest trends in ...
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Actively Speaking: The New Year’s Day Workout

by Aimee Hodges, CI-CPT   January is here!. Coming off a holiday smorgasbord, it's time to face the facts – our bodies need to get moving but our minds wonder where to begin. ...
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How to improve overall endurance

Pushing oneself physically can be exhausting and demanding. But whether you're a seasoned athlete, a part-time fitness enthusiast or even someone who lives a largely sedentary lifestyle, you can ...
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Organic claims not always accurate

In an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They stand behind the idea that organic products are not only better for ...
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10 Fun Ways to Exercise Your Dog

You've traveled this route many times. Your footsteps are on automatic pilot and your dog is tired of smelling the same patches of grass. You continue your daily walks sticking as closely to ...
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4 foods that can boost energy levels

Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them to get through the day, so the following are a handful of foods ...
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Thyroid Disorders Often Missed in Seniors

Savvy Senior Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on the overlooked problem of thyroid disease? After struggling with chronic fatigue, joint pain and memory problems, I was finally ...
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Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Savvy Senior Forgetfulness: What’s Normal, What’s Not? Dear Savvy Senior, At age 76, my husband has become forgetful lately and is worried he may have Alzheimer’s. What resources can you ...
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Flu Vaccines Designed Specifically for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific flu shots that are better suited for seniors? I just turned 65 and would like to find out what’s recommended and how Medicare covers ...
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What exactly is cancer?

Cancer can affect anyone. Sometimes it strikes with no warning, while other times people may have a genetic predisposition. Various medical organizations say there are between 100 and 200 ...
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Meal Service Delivery Options for Seniors Who Don’t Cook

Dear Savvy Senior What types of healthy meal delivery options can you recommend for seniors who live at home, but don’t cook and don’t get out much. Since mom passed away, my dad’s diet is ...
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Health Tips and Advice for Senior Travelers

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are recently retired and would like to do some traveling both in the United States and abroad, but worry about health issues, such as insurance, finding a ...
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Change Your Attitude, Embrace Your Ability

by Aimee Hodges, CI-CPT Actively Speaking Contributor Years ago, I read an article in my favorite running magazine and it forever changed my perspective. When preparing for a weekend 5K run, ...
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Health Tips and Advice for Senior Travelers

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are recently retired and would like to do some traveling both in the United States and abroad, but worry about health issues, such as insurance, finding a ...
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