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5 Benefits of Exercise for Seniors and Aging Adults

5 Benefits of Exercise for Seniors and Aging Adults

You’ve heard it time and again: physical activity and exercise are good for you, and you should aim to make them part of your routine. There are countless studies that prove the important health benefits associated with exercise, and it becomes more important as we...
How Your Heart Changes with Age

How Your Heart Changes with Age

Source: National Institute on Aging People age 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, to have a stroke, or to develop coronary heart disease(commonly called heart disease) and heart failure. Heart disease is also a major cause...
Want to Protect Your Brain? Start With Your Heart

Want to Protect Your Brain? Start With Your Heart

Source: AARP by Betsy Agnvall Taking steps to strengthen your heart yields a bonus—you’ll be protecting your brain as well. It turns out that heart and brain health are inexorably linked, according to a new Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) report on brain health...
Are you Stroke-Aware?

Are you Stroke-Aware?

By Philip J. Fracica, M.D. Bothwell Chief Medical Officer How stroke-aware are you? It’s important to know the warning signs of stroke and to respond quickly. But it’s just as important to know ways you can decrease your own or a loved one’s risk of stroke. According...