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Healthy Aging

There's a lot of truth to that old saying that age is just a number. It all comes down to genetics, family history and how you live your life. And how you approach the years ahead can make a difference. Learn how you can live your best life through the following articles. 

 

Preparing for the Future When You Have a Chronic Health Condition

Preparing for the Future When You Have a Chronic Health Condition

Even as gender roles have evolved, women are often still expected to be the primary caregivers, from raising children to caring for an aging parent. But what happens when a woman develops a debilitating disease later in life — especially if she...
1/25/2018 | Preparing for the Future When You Have a Chronic Health Condition

Understanding Macular Degeneration

Understanding Macular Degeneration

The macula is a tiny but mighty part of the back of the eye, and you may never hear about it unless there’s something wrong with it. “The macula provides our central vision,” explains Tracy A. Klein, OD, a UW Health optometrist...
11/16/2017 | Understanding Macular Degeneration

How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need?

How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need?

How much vitamin D do you need to ensure strong, healthy bones? Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy answer. “It’s incredibly controversial,” says Neil Binkley, MD, a UW Health geriatrician and internationally recognized re...
11/15/2017 | How Much Vitamin D Do You Really Need?

The Connection Between Exercise and Brain Health

The Connection Between Exercise and Brain Health

Go for a run on the treadmill or a swim in the pool, and you may do more than build muscles and endurance — you could also boost your brain’s protection against dementia. “As of now, there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s ...
10/23/2017 | The Connection Between Exercise and Brain Health

When It's Not Just a Side Effect of Aging

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Oh, those pesky aches and pains of getting older. A little more stiff getting out of the chair, perhaps slightly lightheaded when you get out of the bed in the morning and of course, trying to remember where you left your eyeglasses. Sigh. But what i...
9/19/2017 | When It's Not Just a Side Effect of Aging

 

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