High BP More Challenging for Older Women, Younger Men

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Roughly a third of Americans on high blood pressure medications do not have their blood pressure under control, a new study reveals. And younger men and older women are particularly vulnerable, researchers warn. “Although this phenomenon has been hinted at in the medical… Continue reading High BP More Challenging for Older Women, Younger Men

Medical officers recommend Covid vaccines for older children

The benefit of vaccinating younger people was an “important and potentially useful additional tool” England’s chief medical officer has announced. Chris Whitty said it was not a “silver bullet” but would help reduce the impact on the disruption to education, and on their physical and mental health. He was addressing a news conference with the… Continue reading Medical officers recommend Covid vaccines for older children

Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

July 13, 2021 — Consuming more whole grains may protect against heart disease, a new study suggests. An analysis of over 3,000 middle- and older-age adults over many years found that those who ate at least three servings of whole grains daily had smaller increases in blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and waist… Continue reading Whole Grains May Lower Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

Most U.S. Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey

July 9, 2021 — Most U.S. adults (77%) ages 50 and older in the United States rated their overall health as good, very good, or excellent in an online survey conducted by WebMD and Capital Caring Health (CCH), a nonprofit hospice/advanced illness care organization based in Virginia. Among the respondents, 41% said their… Continue reading Most U.S. Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey

How Posture Changes as You Get Older

“With age comes wisdom,” writer Oscar Wilde observed. But he died at 46, too young to know firsthand what actually comes with age — like fundamental changes to your posture. Live long enough, and you’ll find you can’t stand up as straight as you once did. Your spine may even form a permanent curve,… Continue reading How Posture Changes as You Get Older

What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults

SOURCES: Julie Rickard, CEO, National Center for Suicide Survivors, Wenatchee, WA. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: “Suicide in the Elderly.” Jerry Reed, PhD, senior vice president for practice leadership, Education Development Center, Washington, DC. Marilyn Mendoza, PhD, clinical psychologist, clinical instructor, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA. Clinical Interventions in Aging:… Continue reading What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults

Slight Covid uptick in older school children in England

Latest figures from the ONS hint at an increase in years 7 to 11 in schools in England. Source link

Opioid Use Among Older Adults

Part of getting older means that you may deal with aches and pain. To treat pain, your doctor may prescribe an opioid. You’ll join a large group of older adults: As many as 9% of adults age 65 and older take an opioid for pain. Opioids are one of the strongest kinds of pain… Continue reading Opioid Use Among Older Adults

Lactose Intolerance as You Get Older

As you age, you may find that you can’t enjoy ice cream or milkshakes without painful gas or bloating afterward. Lactose intolerance is a fairly common, natural condition that develops over time. Find out what may put you at risk for lactose intolerance and how to manage uncomfortable symptoms if you still want to enjoy… Continue reading Lactose Intolerance as You Get Older

Nutrition Guidelines for Older Adults

SOURCES: Angel Planells, registered dietitian nutritionist; national media spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. James Powers, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville; associate director, Tennessee Valley VA Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC). U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, 9th Edition, December 2020.… Continue reading Nutrition Guidelines for Older Adults