Tag: aging parents

A Doctor in the Palm of Your Hand

symptom checker appHave you ever found yourself looking online to find out what type of illness you may have? Oftentimes these stray searches on the internet end in stress, and could cause you to think your injury or illness is much worse than it really is. Simplify your life and relieve the stress of not knowing what could be wrong with that sore knee of yours by downloading Health eCheck, a free symptom checker app from UMass Memorial Health Care.

New Insurance Guidelines Cover Lung Cancer Screening Test

sticky-note-lung-cancer-screeningDid you know that lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women? Did you also know that according to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. This is true because lung cancer is typically already more advanced when someone seeks medical attention for already existing symptoms. This makes early diagnosis crucial, as it provides the best chance for effective treatment options and better prognosis.

5 Easy Ways to Exercise as You Age

older couple walking with weightsFinding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health. Exercise is just as important in your older years as when you were younger.

It’s also well known that regular exercise can help to boost heart health, maintain a healthy body weight, keep joints flexible and healthy, and improve balance to reduce falls.