From Medscape Laurie Barclay, MD July 13, 2011 — Mixed nuts may be a good replacement for some carbohydrates in the diabetic diet, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported online June 29 in Diabetes Care. “Fat intake, especially monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), has been liberalized in diabetic diets to preserve HDL [high-density […]
A few weeks ago, families of Seniors in San Diego County were following a story as it unfolded halfway around the world. That Friday morning, a terrible tragedy struck a hospital in the Indian city of Calcutta, resulting in the loss of the lives of many patients. A fire that started in the basement of […]
The “swine flu” is in the news a lot these days. Here’s what you need to know.
A new trend is growing in popularity among hospitals that have a special concern for serving the elderly: Emergency rooms that are specifically designed to serve seniors and accommodate their special needs. Prompted by the confusion and inefficient service that prominent hospital officials have observed in their own facilities, these special emergency rooms aim to […]
If national grocery store chains and discount stores made more money from products that improve senior life, would we plan more (and better)? If you walked into your store of choice and down an aisle set up for “You (or Your Parents) Are Getting Older” season, would you check to see what was on sale? Would you start noticing what’s available and what you might need?
It’s summertime, and the living is easy. That is, except in warm climates where dehydration is a real concern. As we age, declining kidney function and our inability to recognize thirst both contribute to increased risk of dehydration. Not only that, but those who have a difficult time getting around are a lot less likely […]