The Health Benefits of Dog Ownership

Dogs, often referred to as "man's best friend," offer more than companionship. They significantly contribute to our physical and mental well-being. Owning a dog encourages regular physical activity, which is crucial for maintaining good health...

Dementia and the Impact of Certain Medications

Recent data presented at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting highlights the widespread use of medications that negatively affect cognition among older adults with dementia. The study analyzed data from approximately 13...

The Best Approach to Helping Patients with Diabetes and Obesity: Exercise or Medication?

Determining the most effective way to help patients with diabetes, heart problems, and obesity lose weight and improve their health outcomes is crucial. Is exercise the answer, or are medications like glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1)...


Emerging Trends in Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications

In today’s fast-paced world, people are constantly seeking more convenient and accessible healthcare solutions. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications have long been a go-to choice for individuals looking to self-treat common ailments. However, the landscape of OTC...


Medication Reminders Improving Drug Adherence for Older Patients

Medication adherence refers to the extent to which a person’s medication-taking behavior corresponds with recommendations from a healthcare provider. The world Health Organization reports that adherence to medications averages 50% among patients with chronic diseases,...


Can We Prevent Dementia?

I am now an octogenarian. In talking with my 80-something friends, we all agree that it would be far more dignified to die in a few moments from a massive heart attack or stroke, than...


Taking Strides Against Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains a significant public health challenge worldwide, with its prevalence steadily rising. However, emerging research suggests that a simple and accessible activity fast-paced walking may


The Motivational Power of Exercise Buddies for Seniors

Starting a fitness journey alongside peers might just be the secret sauce for older adults looking to boost their exercise routine, according to intriguing new research. A recent randomized clinical trial published in..