Tag Archive | "adults"

drinking, eating, addiction

Americans Over 50 Show Signs Of Food Addiction

Whether you call them comfort foods, highly processed foods, junk foods, empty calories or just some of Americans’ favorite foods and drinks, a sizable percentage of older Americans have an unhealthy relationship with them, according to a new poll.

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Paxlovid

What Older Americans Need to Know About Taking Paxlovid

A new coronavirus variant is circulating, the most transmissible one yet. Hospitalizations of infected patients are rising. And older adults represent nearly 90% of U.S. deaths from covid-19 in recent months, the largest portion since the start of the pandemic.

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Cannabis

Cannabis-Related Emergency Room Visits Rising Among Older Adults

As a growing number of older adults are experimenting with cannabis to help alleviate chronic symptoms, a new study has identified a sharp increase in emergency department visits related to the drug.

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surgeon

7 Questions Older Adults Should Ask Their Surgeon

Larry McMahon, who turns 80 this month, is weighing whether to undergo a major surgery. Over the past five years, his back pain has intensified. Physical therapy, muscle relaxants, and injections aren’t offering relief.

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Inflation, budgeting, older adults

Inflation Forces Hard Choice For Older Adults

Lenore Angey never imagined she’d have to go back to work at age 76. With an ailing husband and the highest prices she can remember for everything from milk to gasoline, the retired school lunch worker from Cleveland, Ohio, now works part time as a salesperson.

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kitchen, gift

Adults Need Toys, Too: Some Holiday Gift Suggestions

Adults. They need toys, too. From sweet treats to things with wheels, some ideas for pleasing a child at heart this holiday season

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