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How to Guard Against Falls, What To Do When It Happens

Posted 8/22/2018 by UHBlog

Senior woman with headache fell to the floor and looking for cane

Medical alert devices and other technology can be useful for seniors to ensure they can get help in case of a fall.

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The New Shingles Vaccine: What You Need to Know

Posted 8/21/2018 by UHBlog

Smiling happy older patient visiting doctor

A newly approved shingles vaccines is recommended for adults age 50 and older.

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7 Tips to Keep Enjoying Life as You Get Older

Posted 8/15/2018 by UHBlog

Senior Couple Running Along Winter Beach Laughing

Staying active and maintaining healthy habits are the key to living your best life as you get older.

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What’s on Your Medicare Checklist?

Posted 8/14/2018 by UHBlog

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Confused by Medicare? Do your research early to maximize your benefits when you turn 65.

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Why a Senior Assessment Might Be Right for You

Posted 7/11/2018 by UHBlog

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A senior assessment can help seniors and their families evaluate health and safety concerns that could put them at risk.

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Moving Out of Your Home?

Posted 6/15/2018 by UHBlog

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From the most independent retirees to those that need additional care, there is a senior living community that’s right for you or your loved one.

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Dementia and Your Diet

Posted 6/8/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple in kitchen fixing a healthy meal

While no diet has been proven to prevent Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, certain foods can boost your brain power.

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The Widowhood Effect

Posted 5/16/2018 by UHBlog

Mature woman with a photo in her hands looking thoughtfully to the side

When one loses a spouse, their emotional and physical health may suffer as they grieve. Find out how you can help a loved one through the process.

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Ways Your Body Gets Better with Age

Posted 5/15/2018 by UHBlog

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Life isn’t over just because you’re getting older. In fact, it may just be getting better.

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Is 60 the New 40?

Posted 5/9/2018 by UHBlog

Pleasant older man on the way to work, standing in the kitchen with his wife

The goalposts just keep moving.

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What Your Handwriting May Say About Your Health

Posted 5/8/2018 by UHBlog

Elderly man signing medical papers at the doctor's office

When a person’s handwriting becomes shaky or illegible, it could be a sign of a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease.

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Silver Tsunami

Posted 4/17/2018 by UHBlog

View of Cuyahoga River and Cleveland

As more and more Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, it’s important that they get connected to the care and services that will keep them healthy and active through their golden years.

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Nine Stroke Warning Signs

Posted 4/11/2018 by UHBlog

Provider sharing information with patient

The earlier a stroke is treated, the better chance of a full recovery. Know the warning signs.

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5 Benefits of Travel

Posted 4/9/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple driving toward the horizon

Take advantage of your golden years by getting out and seeing the world.

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Exercising Through the Years

Posted 3/22/2018 by UHBlog

Older man holding barbell

You’re never too old or out of shape to start a healthy exercise routine.

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Never Too Late to Donate

Posted 3/13/2018 by UHBlog

Smiling older couple sitting on sofa

You’re never too old to sign up to be an organ donor and potentially save someone’s life.

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It’s Never Too Late to Quit

Posted 2/8/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple smiling

Even people who don’t quit smoking until middle aged or older can reap the benefits of a smoke-free lifestyle.

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Hearing Loss and Dementia

Posted 2/7/2018 by UHBlog

Older man getting ear examination

Older adults who suffer from hearing loss may have a higher risk of developing dementia.

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5 Healthy Habits for Seniors

Posted 1/31/2018 by UHBlog

Older couple hugging on wooded path

As we get older it’s important to maintain good health practices or even create new ones.

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13 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted 1/15/2018 by UHBlog

A couple reads a website on a laptop

Forgetfulness, confusion and social withdrawal of just a few examples of early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

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5 Signs of Osteoporosis

Posted 12/13/2017 by UHBlog

Older woman cringing from back pain

Learn about the early warning signs of osteoporosis and about ways to help keep your bones healthy and strong.

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Bladder Control

Posted 11/16/2017 by UHBlog

Bladder Control

Bladder control issues are common among both men and women, especially as we age. Fortunately there are effective treatment options available.

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7 Steps To Healthy, Happy Aging

Posted 10/24/2017 by UHBlog

7 Steps to Healthy, Happy Aging

Your golden years can be some of the best of your life if you take steps to stay healthy and active.

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New Agreement Expands Patient Coverage Under Medical Mutual of Ohio Plan

Posted 9/28/2017 by UHBlog

New Agreement Expands Patient Coverage Under Medical Mutual of Ohio Plan

University Hospitals now welcomes Medical Mutual SuperMed members to all UH locations.

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Haven’t Seen Your Doctor

Posted 9/21/2017 by UHBlog

Haven't Seen Your Doctor?

A yearly physical is the best way to help prevent medical problems before they start.

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“Unforgettable” – How Music Benefits Seniors

Posted 9/19/2017 by UHBlog

Unforgettable

Can music improve brain health?

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Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Posted 9/14/2017 by UHBlog

Keep Your Ticker Healthy

Follow these 7 steps to reduce your risk for heart disease.

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Are You at Risk for AFib

Posted 9/11/2017 by UHBlog

Are You at Risk for AFib?

Certain factors may increase your risk of developing abnormal heart rhythm.

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Acid Reflux Got You Down?

Posted 8/25/2017 by UHBlog

Acid Reflux Got You Down?

These diet and lifestyle changes may provide relief.

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Trivial Pursuits?

Posted 8/22/2017 by UHBlog

Trivial Pursuits?

Playing games may be beneficial for brain health.

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Dont Get Derailed by Kidney Stones

Posted 8/18/2017 by UHBlog

Don’t Get Derailed By Kidney Stones

What causes kidney stones, and how can you reduce your risk?

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I Have the Shakes

Posted 8/11/2017 by UHBlog

I Have the Shakes

Know these nine early warning signs of Parkinson’s disease.

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Good Sleep Hygiene: Five Tips to Better Your Shut-Eye

Posted 7/27/2017 by UHBlog

Good Sleep Hygiene: Five Tips to Better Your Shuteye

Following these simple tips can make it easier to get a good night's sleep.

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What’s the Hottest New Sport?

Posted 7/18/2017 by UHBlog

What's the Hottest New Sport?

Pickleball is easy to learn and fun for all ages.

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Give the New Flu Vaccine a Shot

Posted 7/17/2017 by UHBlog

Give the New Flu Vaccine a Shot

Get vaccinated now, before flu season begins.

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Pick Me a Winner

Posted 7/12/2017 by UHBlog

Pick Me a Winner

Incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into your diet with these tips for picking perfect produce and keeping it fresh.

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Worried About Lung Cancer?

Posted 6/28/2017 by UHBlog

Worried About Lung Cancer?

Low-dose computed tomography can detect lung cancer even before symptoms develop.

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Can You Be Too Thin?

Posted 6/22/2017 by UHBlog

Can You Be Too Thin?

A geriatric medicine specialist weighs in on the recent study that being underweight can put you at greater risk for dementia.

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Don’t Cross Your Heart

Posted 6/13/2017 by UHBlog

Don’t Cross Your Heart

Find out more about how online heart disease risk-assessment tools can be a starting point for better heart health.

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ER, Urgent Care or Smartphone?

Posted 6/2/2017 by UHBlog

ER, Urgent Care or Smartphone?

Your choices for medical care extend beyond the doctor’s office. UH offers patient-centric health care options that work for you and around your schedule.

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