Vitamin D: Building Stronger Bones Adults ages 50 and older need between 800 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Check with your doctor for the right amount for you. If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and food, consider taking a supplement. But, before adding a vitamin D supplement, check to see if any of the other … [Read more...] about February Health Tips: Vitamin D, High BP, Cataracts, & Humidifiers
The most important thing you can do if you think you have a hearing problem is to seek professional advice. There are several ways to do this. You can start with your primary care physician, an otolaryngologist, an audiologist or a hearing-aid specialist. Each has a different type of training and expertise. Each can be an important part of your hearing-health care. An otolaryngologist is a … [Read more...] about Senior Health Update: How Is Your Hearing?
These Nutrition Tips Can Help There are so many ways to help reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Check out these suggestions and choose those that work best for you. Keep meat, chicken, turkey and fish portions to about 3 ounces. Try to be active for at least 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Walking is a great way to get started. Catch up with friends during a walk instead of … [Read more...] about Want to Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
Flu activity has increased to widespread levels across the country, similar to the previous season of 2014-2015, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hospitalization following a flu diagnosis are up, and up to 5.8 percent of physician visits in the week ending January 6, 2018 were due to flu-like symptoms. To help improve public health in light of the increased prevalence … [Read more...] about Why Is the Flu So Bad This Year?
Did You Know? Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults and the fifth leading cause of death for adults ages 65 and older. Although the cause is still unknown and there is no cure, scientists are learning more about it every day. Known risk factors include aging, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and a family history of dementia. To … [Read more...] about January Health Tips: Alzheimer’s, Food Diary, & New Foods to Kids
Vitamin C is vital for a number of processes in the body. It assists in the production of collagen, which helps wounds heal. It also helps the immune system work more efficiently to protect from disease. The recommended daily amount depends on a person’s age, with more needed for children as they grow older. The recommendation for adult men (90 milligrams) is a bit more than that for women (75 … [Read more...] about Vitamin C: What You Need to Know
While you generally stop in at Aubrey Pharmacy to get your flu shot well before flu season has started, this year you may have been delayed or you called your doctor only to find out there were delays or shortages with the vaccine. Although there were some delays with shipments of the flu vaccine and simply because this year’s flu season is upon us, doesn’t mean that there still isn’t time to get … [Read more...] about Is It Too Late To Get A Flu Shot?
Ah, winter: Hot, dry indoor air and cold, dry outdoor air. It’s no surprise how easy it is to end up with a nagging cough this time of year. When you’re outside, protect yourself from cold, dry air by covering your nose and mouth with a scarf. If you have asthma, COPD or bronchitis, it is doubly important to make sure that you take all of your prescribed medications. Of course, if your cough … [Read more...] about Beating Winter Coughs: These Tips Can Help Bring Relief