Author: Fred Cicetti

Fred Cicetti is a freelance writer who specializes in health. His column, The Healthy Geezer, has appeared in more than 100 media outlets including daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and websites read by people throughout the world. Cicetti has been writing professionally since 1963 and has previously written for three newspapers in New Jersey -- The Newark News, Newark Star-Ledger and the Morristown Record. Cicetti has also authored two books -- Saltwater Taffy: A Summer at the Jersey Shore and Local Angles: Big News in Small Towns, both of which are available on Amazon.

The Healthy Geezer: What exactly is arthritis?

It seems to me that arthritis is a catch-all term for all kinds of aches.

The Healthy Geezer: memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease

I’m 78 and I’m forgetting things more often now. Should I be worried? For starters,.

The Healthy Geezer: The difference between unwanted growths and skin cancer

My skin has all kinds of small thingies on it like my father used to.

The Healthy Geezer: Aches, pains and the colon

When seniors gather, it doesn’t seem to take long before we get to our aches.

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,.

The Healthy Geezer: Can grapefruit juice be toxic?

My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true?.

The Healthy Geezer: Solutions for seniors with low vision

What kind of glasses should you get for low vision? Low vision is a significant.

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.

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.

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.