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Older Adults & Aging

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Helen Bishop smiles during a checkup with Edward Jastrzemski, MD

Senior Treasures 30 Years with Her Primary Care Physician

Helen Bishop, 90, has spent a third of her life with the same primary care provider, building a relationship of respect and trust between doctor and patient.

A woman experiences pain in her knee when she gets out of her car

Is Joint Pain Worse in Cold Weather?

People often blame cold weather or an impending storm for their increased joint pain. Are the two connected? And if so, what’s really causing the pain?

A senior woman sneezes into a tissue

Why Aren’t More Older Adults Getting the RSV Vaccine?

RSV tends to be just as serious an illness as flu for older adults, yet not many people are aware of it.

Cecilia Zarobila celebrating her 102nd birthday

Coronary Bypass Surgery Patient Celebrates Her 102nd Birthday

Cecilia Zarobila of Cleveland celebrated her 102nd birthday with the UH physician and medical team who have helped keep her alive and well for so long.

Young depressed male character sitting on the floor and holding their knees, a cartoon scribble above their head

How the Loneliness Epidemic Affects Physical and Mental Health

Nearly half of adults report significant loneliness. With effects on physical and mental health, improving social connections is the best medicine.

Illustration of the production of monoclonal antibodies

A New Era of Protection Against RSV Is Here

As respiratory season approaches, several new options will help protect the most vulnerable from the highly infectious virus.

Infographic: 7 Things You Need to Know About Hormone Therapy

7 Things You Need to Know About Hormone Therapy

The average age of menopause is 51, but it can happen anytime after age 40. Many types of hormone therapy (HRT) are available to address a woman’s individual symptoms.

A proud and happy senior man standing in his living room

The Four Secrets to a Better Retirement

Roughly one-third of retirees experience some sort of depression. The reasons vary, but there are steps you can take to enjoy a happier, healthier retirement.

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