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By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: What exactly is arthritis?

It seems to me that arthritis is a catch-all term for all kinds of aches and pains. What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis, which comes in more than 100 different forms, is inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis, More...

By Fred Cicetti On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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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, worrying is a waste of time. If you think your forgetfulness is the sign of the onset of Alzheimer’s, get to a doctor More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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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 have. My doctor checks them out and says they are all harmless. But, what exactly are they? As we age, most of us start sprouting an array of More...

By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: Aches, pains and the colon

When seniors gather, it doesn’t seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that. My friend, Pete, has instituted a colonoscopy rule. He insists that, if a More...

By Fred Cicetti On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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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 More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...