Active Living: Annual Wellness

During your wellness exam, you may receive screening for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, mammogram, pap test, osteoporosis, or STDs. Your doctor may ask you about current stress, physical activity, diet, or drug use such as tobacco and alcohol. Try to get that appointment to start a healthy new year.  For more information contact your regular physician.  Continue reading Active Living: Annual Wellness

Senior Living: Winter Emergency Essentials by Mary Linnen

Getting ready for winter is really important for someone that may not be able to get out in bad weather.  I think the last Texas winter snow has us wanting to be ready. Here are some things you may want to get now, and you will be off to a good start.  Flashlights Batteries Battery operated radio Back-up energy sources like portable power banks and … Continue reading Senior Living: Winter Emergency Essentials by Mary Linnen

Seniors and The Importance of Balance

By Daniel Jazreel, Therapist Balance problems are among the most common reasons that older adults seek help from a doctor.  The US health care system spent an estimated $50 billion on fall related injuries among elderly 65 years and older in the year 2015.The economic burden from falls is likely to increase substantially in the coming years. Having good balance means being able to control and … Continue reading Seniors and The Importance of Balance