Osteoporosis Prevention Starts Early

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, a bone disease in which the person affected loses too much bone, makes too little bone or both. Of that number, 80 percent are women. Osteoporosis risk categories include (1) Women over age 50 (2) Post-menopausal women with decreased estrogen (3) Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking (4) …

New Advice for Vaccines to Stave Off Pneumonia

According to new health guidelines, the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recently recommended that people over age 65 get two separate vaccines, starting this fall, to protect against pneumonia and other infections. The new vaccine, called Prevnar 13, is recommended because of limitations with the older shot, called Pneumovax 23. Both vaccines, which are usually administered once …

Caring for Loved Ones – Helping Families Make Decisions

By nature most people are caring, loving and want to help another person in need. These instincts serve us well as we age and need help and support from family and friends to maintain independence and quality of life. But caring for a loved one may require complex decisions based on specialized knowledge from skilled experts. Knowing where to go …