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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. 

 

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help From Afar

Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help From Afar

It’s never easy to watch your parents’ health decline, but it can be even more difficult when you can’t be there in person to help them shovel after a snow storm or take them to the doctor. Relocating to be close to your parents isn...
3/15/2018 | Long-Distance Caregiving: How to Help From Afar

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

Strength Training Can Benefit Seniors

Strength Training Can Benefit Seniors

Aches, pains and weight gain seem to be inevitable as we age. And we can no longer seem to do the things we used to – whether it’s eat like we did in our 20s or even – some days – make it up the stairs without feeling winded. ...
12/11/2017 | Strength Training Can Benefit Seniors

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?

 

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