Is It Time?

People are living longer today than ever before. According to the US Census Bureau, people age 65 and older will represent over 18 percent of the population by the year 2030, almost double that of today. While living longer is reason to celebrate, it is not without its challenges. As Read more…

Chamomile Tea for Anxiety

Ah, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chamomile tea to soothe the nerves. Chamomile has been used medicinally for thousands of years and was known by ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures. It is usually made into a tisane or an herbal tea without actual caffeinated leaves from a Read more…

Bringing the Clinic Home

Going home from the hospital or nursing home does not mean that a loved one’s healthcare needs are over. The transition period between the time of discharge from the hospital and when routine care is reestablished can be confusing for both the loved one and their caregivers. This is where Read more…

Fitness Tracker for Heart Monitoring

Wrist-worn smart watches and fitness monitors have become widely adopted by consumers and are gaining increased attention from researchers. While accuracy of chest strap, electrode-based HR monitors have been confirmed, research shows that fitness trackers may not be the best way to measure heart rate. While some wrist-worn monitors are Read more…

Early Bird or Night Owl

Most people identify as either an early bird (or a lark) or a night owl.  The classic night owl seems to function better in the latter part of the day, whereas, the early bird jumps up at the crack of dawn and raring to go. These characteristics, referred to as Read more…

Warm up to Hot Cocoa

Hot chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures and one that definitely makes November through February more enjoyable. But did you know that a daily mug of hot chocolate could help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer? A Cornell University study found that hot cocoa contains a Read more…

Finding the Right Balance

The holiday season means many different things to each of us. It can be a time of faith, family traditions, parties, gatherings, and culinary delights. All the hustle and bustle involved in getting everything done. It’s also a  good time to think about how we might approach the holidays differently Read more…

Waiting to Call for Help?

A study finds that half of people who suffer with a heart attack fail to immediately call an ambulance for help. This delays the diagnosis which could potentially worsen their odds of survival. People who found another way to the hospital or delayed calling an ambulance increased their average diagnosis Read more…

Managing Diabetes with Home Health Care

Diabetes is a growing concern and, like most health issues, older adults are among the worst affected. According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 30 million people have diabetes in the United States. More than 88 million adults have prediabetes, and 90% Read more…

Should I Be Screened?

Should I or shouldn’t I? That’s the question that men face when it comes to being screened for prostate cancer. According to the National Health Institute statistics, 11.6 percent of men will have prostate cancer at some point in their lives. As with all cancers, prevention and early detection is Read more…