Social Health

The second week of September 2015 will be hailed in the history of California with a landmark victory for supporters of assisted suicide, when the State Legislature gave its final approval to a bill that would allow the doctors to help terminally ill people end their lives. The similar right-to-die bill had earlier failed to […]

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Although seniors and the elderly are the largest growing population in the US, they are also one of the most isolated lot. They may be aware of their medical issues like blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, but are hardly concerned about the social issues of their lives and rarely do they give any significance to socialization that is probably […]

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The baby boomers (born between 1946 -1964), especially in the US tend to spend as much as four out of five dollars on luxury travel and are also the ones who make a big-ticket travel item purchased over the Internet as compared to that of any other millennial. They travel more than any other age […]

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Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain to help us in negotiating our intentions of social interaction and provide an emotional context to conversations.  Although sometimes the physical and social stress factors throw our prolactin, insulin, thyroid and other hormones out of whack but our ability to laugh can bring these […]

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Father’s Day is this Sunday. It is observed every year on the third Sunday in the month of June.  In the US it was started in the early 20th century to complement the Mother’s Day celebration. It is a celebration honoring fathers and their influence in the society. Even though the research stats say that […]

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The State of Minnesota is the Healthiest State for Seniors – adults aged 65 and over according to the recently released America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2014 by United Health Foundation. Winter favorites Hawaii and Florida have come at positions 2 and 28. The report ranked Mississippi the least healthy state for seniors preceded by Louisiana, […]

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Eating Healthy at 60!

May 14, 2014

For adults over 60, the benefits of healthy eating include – resistance to illness and/or disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation and better management of chronic health problems.  On the other hand, eating well can also render positive outlook and emotional balance in the elderly. Eating healthy does not require us to diet and sacrifice, […]

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Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where the blood sugar levels are too high and the body does not comprehend a proper way to use the digested food for growth and energy.  The food that we eat is broken down into glucose  (sugar) in the blood that acts as the main source of fuel for the […]

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Seniors on Facebook

September 24, 2013

Seniors are becoming the fastest growing demographic to use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype, according to Forbes magazine. With over 39 million people aged 65 or older using these social media platforms, this age group has the most potential for growth in social media usage. According to an All Assisted Living Homes […]

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The rate of readmissions into hospitals after a prolonged stay in hospitals is on the rise in the US. The total hospital admissions cost has been accounted by about one third of the $2 trillion in healthcare spending annually. However, the fact that grabs the most attention is that one in nine of these admissions are actually re-hospitalizations […]

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Some people may not think that seniors actually engage in the dating scene, but they do. The truth is that baby boomers and seniors get lonely, just like all other adults, and need relationships in their lives. For many seniors, romantic relationships allow them to have deep, personal bonds with someone new in their older […]

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