Tips for helping caregivers grieve
If you’re a caregiver who’s recently lost a loved one, here’s something important to know: There’s no right or wrong way to grieve.
Don’t risk the flu—get your shot
You want to stay healthy and feel good. And one way to do that, especially this time of year, is to get a flu shot.
Stress less for better health
Too much stress can do more than make you tense. Over time, it raises your risk of serious health problems, from diabetes and depression to heart disease.
The right help for persistent pain
Your doctor may suggest other ways, besides taking an opioid, to ease your pain.
No topic is taboo when talking to your doctor
It may not be easy to talk to your doctor about a health concern that seems sensitive or even embarrassing. But it’s crucial that you have the conversation.
Hot tips for summer food safety
Safety should always be on your mind when handling food. That’s especially true if you’re an older adult, says Ed Kratowicz, RD, MPH, a dietitian with Mercy LIFE.
Protect your skin from the sun
After the dark days of winter, it’s always good to see the sun. Who doesn’t enjoy that wonderful warmth on their skin?
Tips for staying safe in the heat
Every summer you hear about people who’ve gotten sick, and sometimes even died, from the heat. Older adults, in particular, are at risk.
Lymphedema: How to cope with swelling
Breast cancer treatment can be a lifesaver for women. But like all treatments, it sometimes causes side effects. One of them is a condition known as lymphedema.
Make your meds work for you
Medications are important for good health. But managing multiple drugs can be hard sometimes. If you’re struggling to keep up, let your doctor know.