Circulation is important for seniors. All organs and tissues in the human body need oxygen and nutrients to stay healthy. Blood, of course, contains oxygen and nutrients. To reach organs and tissues, though, circulation is necessary. Poor circulation means that blood flow will flow more...

Have you heard of osteoporosis? It's a skeletal disorder that increases the risk of fractures. While osteoporosis can affect people of all ages, however, it's most common among seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 5% of all women...

Poor balance is a major contributing to fall-related injuries in seniors. Research shows that roughly one in three seniors will fall in any given year. While some of these falls are harmless, others can lead to severe injury. Fortunately, there are ways for seniors to...

Yoga isn't an age-restricted activity. Regardless of age, anyone can participate in it. Yoga has been around for thousands of years, during which it's become recognized as one of the world's most popular and widely accepted physical activities. For seniors, though, yoga is particularly beneficial...

High blood pressure is a common medical condition in seniors. According to research published in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), it affects over two-thirds of all adults over the age of 65. As our bodies age, changes occur to our arteries. They...

Winter is fast approaching. The cold temperatures associated with this time of year can pose several risks to a senior's health. While there's no way to stop the seasons from the changing, thre are ways to seniors to stay healthy during the winter. Here are...

If you answered "no" to this question, you aren't alone. While most people are familiar with the basic definition of a stroke -- a condition in which blood flow to the brain is restricted or blocked -- they don't know the warning signs of it....

It's no secret that the immune system weakens with age. As we age, T cell activity within our bodies slows down. Our bodies will produce the same amount of T cells, but these infection-fighting cells become less effective at defending against viruses and bacteria. Unfortunately,...

Do you know a senior who's suffering from hearing loss? While hearing loss can occur at any age, it's most common among seniors. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), roughly one in three U.S. adults aged 65 to 74...

With over 3 million new diagnoses per year, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. This otherwise common disease is characterized by the abnormal growth and skin cells. When skin cells grow the wrong way, they may form masses of cancerous tissue. Skin cancer...