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Are Sunburns Worse for Seniors? Understanding the Impact of Sun Exposure on Aging Skin. Picture of a caucasian male and female walking together outside in the sunshine.

Are Sunburns Worse for Seniors? Understanding the Impact of Sun Exposure on Aging Skin

Sunburns are a common consequence of excessive sun exposure and can occur at any age. However, the effects of sunburn and sun exposure on the skin can vary depending on factors such as age, skin type, and overall health. In particular, seniors may face unique challenges and increased risks when it comes to sunburns and […]

Strong Leg Muscles and a Heart Attack. Picture of a young caucasian female stretching her legs before exercising.

Strong Leg Muscles and a Heart Attack

Frailty in the elderly is a high-priority consideration with cardiovascular (CV) medicine.1,2 Muscle weakness is strongly associated with reduced exercise capacity and physical disability.3 Quadriceps isometric strength (QIS) is a strong predictor of exercise capacity in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).   After a heart attack, known as a myocardial infarction, the heart goes […]

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Loss of Appetite in Seniors

Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well as hospital inpatients. It can contribute to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies, and associated poor healthcare outcomes, including increased mortality. Understanding the causes of reduced appetite will enable nurses and other clinical staff working in a range […]

The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being. Picture of an older caucasian male and female with a young black female nurse going over their medication.

The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being

As we age, our bodies may require medications to manage chronic conditions, alleviate symptoms, or prevent further health complications. However, the effectiveness of these medications heavily relies on one crucial factor: adherence. Medication adherence refers to taking medications as prescribed by healthcare professionals, in the right dose, at the right time, and for the specified […]

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain. Picture of a young caucasian male sleeping in his bed.

Lack of Sleep and Weight Gain

A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling foggy and drowsy throughout the day. In recent research, sleep deprivation has also been associated with higher risks of weight gain and obesity. A group led by Drs. Erin Hanlon and Eve Van Cauter at the University of Chicago wanted to better understand how sleep and weight […]

Is It a Heart Attack? Picture of red heart shaped bubbles lying on a plank board.

Is It a Heart Attack?

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die. Having high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol, smoking, having had a previous heart attack or stroke, or having diabetes can increase your chance of developing […]

Which Medical Alert System is Right for Me? Picture of an older caucasian female having her medical alert pendant checked by a younger caucasian female nurse.

Which Medical Alert System is Right for Me?

With so many medical alert systems (MAS) on the market today, it is hard to know just what to buy.  Medical alert systems have developed by leaps and bounds from the basic device with a button that contacts EMS.  You can get devices not with GPS, cellular connectivity, fall detection, activity trackers, movement sensors and […]

Does Hand Sanitizer Expire? Picture of a group of diverse hands straight up in the air.

Does Hand Sanitizer Expire?

With the events of COVID over the past few years, many people started using hand sanitizer more than before. Hand sanitizer is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so it is required by law to have a lot number and expiration date. The purpose of the expiration date is to show the time […]

Grip Strength Is Important. Picture of a caucasian hand squeezing a piece of exercise equipment used to strengthen hands.

Grip Strength Is Important  

When it comes to areas of improvement for strength, grip strength isn’t commonly talked about. Any activity involving our hands has us using grip strength. Here are some areas that grip strength helps us with. Grip strength, a measure of body function, has been suggested as a biomarker of aging.1 Biomarkers are medical signs at […]

Smells Like Memory Loss. Picture of a black male with a puzzled look on his face.

Smells Like Memory Loss

Someday, doctors may be able to screen for Alzheimer’s using a simple scratch and sniff test, according to researchers at Columbia University. Dysfunctions in major olfactory functional domains, including odor detection, identification, and discrimination, appear prior to cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).1 Therefore, olfactory function tests may have potential to help identify […]