by Meghan Orner on October 11, 2017
There are unfortunately many misconceptions about what exactly aging means. People typically expect older adults to be dependent, stuck in their ways, uncomfortable with technology — just to name a few. Not only are these misconceptions damaging to the very concept of healthy aging, but you also know that those misconceptions couldn’t be farther from the truth. And so does Medical Guardian.
by Hilary Young on October 05, 2017
Smoking cigarettes was a cultural norm until it wasn’t; smoking was allowed pretty much everywhere--on airplanes, in restaurants and even in hospitals. But in January of 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report about the damage that smoking could do to the human body and things began to change. Suddenly, the risks of smoking seemed to outweigh the benefits.
by Hilary Young on October 03, 2017
Just a few days ago, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In her Instagram post that shared the news of her diagnosis, Ms. Louis-Dreyfus also shared a scary reality of breast cancer: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
by Hilary Young on September 28, 2017
There are many different living options available to people as they age these days. Some have saved well and can move into a senior living community. Others feel the financial strain of potentially outliving their savings and move in with family. And many others choose to remain at home, often times alone, in order to age in place.
by Hilary Young on September 21, 2017
Senior falls can be dangerous, expensive and scary, especially if they result in potentially detrimental injuries. But falls are a reality for many older adults, with the Centers for Disease Control reporting that one in four seniors experience a fall each year and one in five falls results in “a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.”