Older Americans Month, established in May 1963, is a time to acknowledge the contributions that past and current older people have made and continue to make to our country. Maybe it’s advocating for seniors. Maybe it’s working to redefine what “old” means. Or maybe it’s finding new ways to enjoy old passions. Every president since Kennedy has issued a presidential proclamation stressing the importance of acknowledging the efforts of older Americans.
Health insurance is most often a beneficial thing to have. When you get sick or injured, it helps you pay your medical bills. The trick with using your health plan is knowing what it covers and what it doesn’t. There can be unexpected costs if you don’t know how your plan works.
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are a big problem everywhere. Almost everyone knows someone who has suffered with this disease or who may have struggled with it themselves. It’s common knowledge that alcohol abuse is bad for your health, but do you know the facts?
The things we repeatedly do become our habits. What are some of your habits? Are they good or bad? Are they detrimental to your health? It doesn’t matter if you’re kicking a bad habit or starting a new one, it isn’t easy.
Hydration is often overlooked in the realm of wellness. The main reason is that most people consume enough of it naturally in their diet through either the food or drinks they consume. The body is able to subconsciously regulate its hydration level by creating impulses such as cravings for certain foods or, as dehydration sets in, symptoms like dry mouth, headache, dizziness, and cramps.
Hello again! Last week, we posted Part 1 of an article with strategies to help you meet your medical match—a good doctor you can trust through every stage of life. These included determining what type of doctor you need, searching for prospective doctors, and checking a doctor’s credentials. Today, we’ll talk about what happens next—from interviewing prospective providers to evaluating your relationship during and after your first visit.