Health & Wellness
Avoid Back Injury in the Workplace
No matter what your job is, chances are it involves at least some lifting. And as we get older, lifting becomes even more hazardous.
6 Things You Need to Know about Arthritis and Diabetes
- Written by Sandra Gordon Sandra Gordon
Over half of the nearly 24 million Americans with diabetes also have osteoarthritis.
VA Expands Healthcare Eligibility under PACT Act
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Lebanon VA Medical Center announced that healthcare eligibility for certain Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 veterans was widely expanded on Oct. 1.
Free Medicare Counseling Offered this Month
York County Area Agency on Aging is hosting individual counseling throughout open enrollment, which began Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.
5 Tips to Cope with Caregiver Stress
- Written by Madhavi Vemireddy Madhavi Vemireddy
Being appointed a caregiver for an older adult can change one’s life completely, whether that person is a parent or you are not related.
What You Need to Know About Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Care
A lung cancer diagnosis can bring a host of emotions and questions, and “now what?” is one of the first. Assembling the right care team and creating a treatment plan designed uniquely for you is important to get you on the right track.
Revamped Fall-Prevention Tool Now Online
As part of Falls Prevention Awareness Week in September, the National Council on Aging and the CDC Foundation launched a new and improved Falls Free CheckUp, an online tool to help older adults check their risk for a fall and learn how to reduce it.
Savvy Senior: How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Your Drug Costs (2)
- Written by Jim Miller Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
What kind of changes can Medicare beneficiaries expect to see in the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law? I’m enrolled in Original Medicare and have a Part D prescription drug plan but spent more than $6,000 out-of-pocket last year on medications alone.
– Overpaying Paul
Celebrate the Juicy Apple This Month
- Written by Nancy J. Schaaf, RN Nancy J. Schaaf, RN
Does eating an apple every day really keep the doctor away? October is National Apple Month, dedicated to celebrating the delicious fruit.