Health Officials: Be Smart, Get Screened

Pat Sweeting Reporting   Are you a man over age 50? There are certain screening exams about which you should talk to your doctor. Recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggest that if […]


Being Active Every Day

Nancy Nall Reporting The facts are indisputable: The more active you are, the more healthy you’ll be. Seniors who take the time to exercise, or to work exercise into their daily routines, will stay fit […]


Fuel for the Mind: Can eating the right foods improve your memory?

Nancy Nall Reporting Most people — especially in auto-centric southeast Michigan — understand that different engines may need different grades of oil and gas to perform at their best. But far fewer pay the same […]


Use it or Lose it: Avoiding 'Creeping Frailty'

Nancy Nall Reporting Most people know about osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and other health hazards of aging. Sarcopenia is far less well-known — although virtually everyone over 45 has it to some degree.


Home Health Care: An Option for You?

Anne Osmer Reporting Sally Johnson was in a bind.  Her mother was in the hospital for a bad fall that resulted in a broken hip.  The hospital was ready to discharge her, and Sally was […]


Make Aging Easier on the Eyes

Nancy Nall Reporting The eyes are not just a window to the soul. For older adults, they’re also the canary in the coal mine for other health problems. The American Geriatrics Society recommends seniors get […]


New 'Food Pyramid' for Older Adults

Anne Osmer Reporting Remember learning about the food pyramid when you were a kid?  The USDA recently redesigned the pyramid, now called MyPyramid, and created tools to help individuals track food intake and physical activity.  […]


Study: Older Adults Vulnerable to Gambling Problems

Anne Osmer Reporting   New research conducted by Wayne State University’s Institute of Gerontology verifies that one in five older adults who go to casinos display problem gambling behaviors


Watch Your Feet! Diabetics Pay Special Attention

Anne Osmer Reporting Diabetes puts you at risk for a number of health complications, including disease of the nervous system, which can lead to impaired sensation or pain in the feet. According to the American […]


Arthritis Inhibits Physical Activity For Diabetics

Anne Osmer Reporting Arthritis can be a barrier for those seeking to manage diabetes through physical activity, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control study. More than half of adults with diagnosed diabetes also […]