Month: December 2015

Using Relaxation Techniques to Improve the Health of Older Adults

Some health challenges common in older adults can be addressed by using relatively safe, simple, and effective relaxations techniques. Anxiety, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, and rheumatoid arthritis all can be better managed by learning and applying relaxation techniques. And these same techniques are very helpful as well in combating the stress of those who act as caregivers for the elderly. . . . READ THE REST

Important things to know about back pain

Back pain is an all-too-familiar problem that can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that leaves you incapacitated. It can come on suddenly—from an accident, a fall, or lifting something heavy—or it can develop slowly, perhaps as the result of age-related changes to the spine. . . . READ THE REST

Basics About Diabetes for Older Adults

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. . . . READ THE REST

Stroke prevention and treatment Q&A

Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz is deputy director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). He talked about how people can better protect themselves against stroke. . . . READ THE REST

Sharing the rich legacy of our veterans

John Kirby shares this story about the legacy of veterans. Kirby was appointed Spokesperson for the Department of Defense in May 2015, having previously served as Pentagon Press Secretary. . . . READ THE REST