Seniors' Health

State of the Heart: The Beat Goes On
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in west Georgia and east Alabama — but with the right course of clinical intervention, it can be treated and, often, even prevented. Join Onaje Greene, MD, FACC, FASNC, to learn the keys to maintaining a healthy heart at a free educational session on Feb. 28 in Villa Rica.
 
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‘Tis the Season for Flu
Is it a cold? Is it the flu? If you’re sick, what should you do? Sarita Prasad, MD, medical operations leader for Tanner Urgent Care, has some advice.
 
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Seniors' Health

Older adults are at increased risk for hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature, the U.S. National Institute on Aging warns.

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Seniors' Health

The current flu season is shaping up to be a nasty one, but there's good news for American seniors who've gotten their flu shot.

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Seniors' Health

Seniors are wasting their time and money taking calcium and vitamin D supplements to ward off the brittle bones of old age, a new review concludes.

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Seniors' Health

In a finding that's sure to ruffle some fur and feathers, scientists report that having a pet doesn't fend off age-related declines in physical or mental health.

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Seniors' Health

Age can often bring a loss of hearing, and for some, mental decline in the form of dementia. But are the two linked?

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Seniors' Health

For a quarter of American seniors, a cancer diagnosis signals the return of an old foe, new research shows.

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