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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dealt with some scheduling conflicts due to news assignments which overlapped which resulted in the first column to not be published on April 11. Additionally, due to similar conflicts taking place on April 25, the editorial staff More...

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By Danielle L. On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Bad Sleep Habits May Begin By Age 8, Study Finds

Bad sleep habits in children may begin earlier in life than sleep experts thought. According to a McGill University study, sleep problems may develop by age eight. Researchers studied the sleep patterns of 144 More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Two Minute Parents’ Guide To Infant and Toddler Dental Care

Dental care is an essential component of overall health regardless of age, but many parents seem to underestimate the benefits of developing positive dental habits in their children from a young age. There’s 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 United Press International On Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Brain imaging shows memory loss differs by age

IRVINE, Calif. (UPI) — High-resolution brain imaging can be used to show memory proficiency between older and younger adults, according to University of California researchers. High-resolution brain imaging 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 Associated Press On Monday, February 12th, 2018

Woman had 14 worms pulled from her eye after rare infection

NEW YORK (AP) — An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies. This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan partner to cut healthcare costs

SEATTLE/OMAHA/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co will form a healthcare company aimed at cutting costs for their U.S. employees, they said on Tuesday, sending More...