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By Fred Cicetti On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

The Healthy Geezer double feature: hearing and bladder problems

Editor’s Note: We normally publish this column on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, but we’ve dealt with some scheduling conflicts due to news assignments which overlapped which resulted More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Can grapefruit juice be toxic?

My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true? The juice, itself, is not toxic, but you should be careful taking medicine with any grapefruit. Grapefruit juice can raise the More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Solutions for seniors with low vision

What kind of glasses should you get for low vision? Low vision is a significant reduction in visual function that can’t be corrected by regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Low vision can range More...

By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Why exercise and fitness are important as a senior

How important is exercise when you are a senior? Is it worth the risks of hurting yourself? All the current scientific evidence shows that geezers should exercise, even though many older people think it could harm More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: What should I do about my difficulty with staying balanced?

I’m 79 and I’ve taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I’m concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this? About one in ten people over More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: I’m not able to sleep as well as I used to when I was younger

I have found that I don’t sleep as well as I used to when I was younger. How common is this? Many people believe that poor sleep is a normal part of aging, but it is not.  Sleep patterns change as we age, More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

The Healthy Geezer: Baby-sitting grandparent seems to get more colds

Since I started being a baby-sitting grandparent, I seem to be getting more colds. I must be catching germs from the kids, right? The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reports that schoolchildren More...