Health & Wellness
York County Area Agency on Aging is hosting individual counseling throughout open enrollment, which began Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7.
- 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.
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.
- 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
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.
- Written by Sandra Gordon Sandra Gordon
A yearly mammogram is the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. Mammography is the only test that has been scientifically proven to save lives. Still, it’s not infallible.
- Written by Fred Cicetti Fred Cicetti
Q. I heard a comedian make a humorous reference to “shingles.” I had shingles, and I didn’t find any humor in the experience. Am I missing something?
- Written by Roosevelt Allen Roosevelt Allen
It’s a no-brainer that regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, plus regular dental cleanings and treatment, can lead to better oral health; however, a growing amount of research is beginning to uncover a possible association between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.