Health and Wellness
At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, silver was the new black. Beyond all the flashy curved TVs and in-dash car computers, two of the biggest attractions were the Digital Health Summit, showcasing new health and fitness gadgets like wearable health trackers and real-time remote monitoring devices, and the so-called “Silvers Summit,” focusing on tech innovations designed more specifically to meet the growing needs of the aging boomer population.
Pain Relief, improved joint function, and increased quality of life are reasons why nearly 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S annually.
Like many seniors in Arizona, Joyce Walther has some concerns about the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Although the 62-year-old Tempe resident is getting benefits through her work, she says she is worried that her employer may decide to drop coverage as it may not meet the requirement, or it may too expensive for the new program.
Jody Sims chronicles her struggles with cancer through art.
What does this lack of sleep mean for our health?
Most Americans should request additional tests, beyond standard blood work, at their next physical. Here are five supplementary health tests to ask for at your next doctor’s visit.
Sleep Apnea is a condition where a persons breathing is closed off for a period of time during sleep. Sometimes this can occur as much as 100 times in a night.
New research finds bariatric surgery not only helps people lose weight, but is also a more effective way to reduce or even reverse diabetes, compared to medication and lifestyle changes.
These are 10 things only you know now. One: He joked that he would die young. You imagined 90 to 100. But “young” ended up meaning 25.
It’s been called the “Silver Tsunami,” that swelling wave of roughly 77 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who began turning 65 in 2011 and whose sheer proportions threaten to impact virtually all of the health care and social services geared toward seniors in the coming years.
Alan Shipley has, what he calls, a “great life.” At 76, he still works out at the gym four to five days a week. He chases around his baseball-loving grandchildren, and is prepping to volunteer at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
In this day and age of email, social media and texting, many people take talking over the phone for granted. That being said, phone calls are still the most preferred method of personal communication, and its digital alternative is nowhere nearly as universally accepted.
Surprising facts show that certain kinds of exercise not only build muscles, strength and endurance. They also cause brain growth and make you smarter.
You don't have to be a boxer to enjoy these shadow boxing, speed bag routines and heavy punching bag exercises as part of your leisure fitness regimen.
Going for Gold in the Golden Years