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  To maintain a healthy body and mind, as you age, regular exercise is essential. In fact, studies have shown that exercise over long periods will produce amazing health benefits for seniors. For example, exercising about 30 minutes a day not only helps older adults maintain independence...

In  July 1995, the city of Chicago experienced one of the deadliest heat waves in our nation's history. During a period spanning 5 days, 739 people died. Most of the victims were the elderly and infirmed living in the poorest and most dangerous sections of the...

The winter of 2019 brought subzero temperatures to the much of the country as a cold air mass, known as a polar vortex, swept the area in late January. Temperatures reached 43 degrees below zero and wind chills made the air feel like minus 50...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, actually covers a range of chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, non reversible asthma, and bronchiectasis (abnormal scarring of the lungs which can lead to airflow obstruction). COPD makes breathing very difficult for people who have the disease. According...

As we all age, it is important our homes are free from hazards which can trigger a fall or accident. However, for an elderly spouse or parent with dementia it is essential to go even further in providing a well-protected environment since these afflicted loved...