Tags : Prevention

3 Common Vision Changes as We Age

The old wives’ tale that eating carrots is good for your eyesight isn’t entirely a myth. Eating carrots and other colorful vegetables as part of a healthy diet won’t improve your visual acuity, but along with other preventive measures like wearing sunglasses, avoiding smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight, a healthy diet helps prevent some […]Read More

Prevent Falls with Smart Design Tips

The home should be a safe haven, but each year more than 1 out of 4 older people fall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To make aging in place safer, consider these tips: Bathroom. Install a comfort-height toilet with grab bars on the side and back walls, says Chicago interior designer […]Read More

Sexuality, Aging and the Rise of Sexually Transmitted Infections

By Rhonda Alexander During teenage and young-adult years, sexually transmitted infections (STI)—and how to prevent them—is a regular topic of discussion, but what happens to the discussion after the age of 40? “There are no kid gloves in my office,” says Dr. Monique Jones, obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Hazel Crest. “We talk about it […]Read More