seniors

Open up to the sounds around  you at Page Family Hearing

If you’re having trouble hearing what your family and friends are saying to you on a regular basis, it’s probably time for a hearing test and could be time for a hearing aid. For that, Page Family Hearing in Merrillville has got you covered. From …

High quality marks for Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer

Recent recognition by an internationally renowned program assures patients and physicians at Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer are offered the area’s best endoscopy services, said Laurel Pritchard, the hospital’s practice manager and endoscopy charge nurse. The Endoscopy Unit Recognition designation came in April from the American …

Area residents in Seattle Sutton’s Slim Down contest lose hundreds of pounds

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating (SSHE) , the premier freshly prepared meal replacement company in the country, recently announced that its Seattle Sutton’s 2014 Slim Down contestants have lost a total of 467 pounds in 15 weeks and improved their overall health. The 10 contestants not …

Beven a true ‘Ambassador’ for St. Anthony Health

Bill Beven, director of maintenance and plant operations, is the May Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City. The award, which has been ongoing since 1988, is presented by the hospital’s Social and Recognition Committee and recognizes employees who exhibit the mission …

Stroke: Time matters,  so know the signs

Stroke – a brain attack – is America’s third leading cause of death and a top cause of serious disability. Yet quick treatment can mean survival and recovery, according to Family Medicine Dr. Maria Stamp. “There are treatments available, but they’re only available in the …

Transition in care brings healing touch to homebound patients

In some cases, a stay in the hospital is just the first step on the road to recovery. “Home” immediately conjures the image of a safe haven, a place that’s warm and secure. It is a setting in which you are cared for, where you …

Kauffman Chiropractic welcomes Dr. Kelsi Dimitt

Dr. Kelsi Dimitt has joined the Kauffman Chiropractic family’s Crown Point office at 7620 E. 109th Ave. Dimitt is a native of Tippecanoe County. She was introduced to chiropractic while attending Purdue University. During those college years, she decided to attend Logan University where she …

Franciscan Senior Promise club offers host of benefits

The Franciscan Senior Promise club was formed at Franciscan St. Margaret Health in the fall of 2011 to help provide people aged 55 and older up-to-date information on health issues and on how to make healthy life style choices. It also offers opportunities to socialize …

Williams Eye Institute uses cutting-edge technology to treat cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and affect approximately 20 million Americans age 40 and older.A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye that can cause blurring or cloudy vision, often including glare and halos around street lights and …

Plenty of fun to be had  on Tours with Juanita

After working 15 years as an activity director throughout Northwest Indiana, Juanita D’Amico retired. Working with seniors for that long gave her a wealth of experience and residents of the many places she worked at grew to love her like a family member. After working …

Superior provides plethora of  automotive mobility solutions

Superior Van & Mobility specializes in automotive mobility solutions for individuals with physical challenges. With its nine locations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana, Superior strives to provide a mobility solution for every customer in a caring atmosphere. Whether that solution be a lowered floor …

Stress-free living at Rittenhouse

Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso and Portage were voted in the top three for Best Assisted Living and Best Retirement Living for the Post-Tribune’s Neighbors’ Choice Awards. The Neighbors’ Choice Award is an annual ballot conducted by the Post-Tribune that includes the best of more …

Attacking age-related eye diseases

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Recent studies show what helps reduce the progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Northwestern Medicine enrolls first participant in Midwest for research study of personalized vaccine for aggressive brain tumors

Northwestern Medicine recently joined a landmark clinical trial to investigate if a vaccine made from a patient's brain tumor is effective in slowing tumor progression and extending survival. The randomized phase II trial will study how well giving the study vaccine with or without Avastin …

Pain-free gardening

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Before you head out to get your summer garden in gear, protect yourself from injuries and sun-related problems.

Making choices about Medicare

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Those turning 65 have some complicated decisions to make when it comes to signing up for Medicare.

6 healthy foods as we age

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Find out about six foods that boost your health

Ways seniors can improve driving skills

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Among the ways older drivers can improve their driving skills is exercising, taking a course and getting their eyes checked.

Convenient way to get hearing checked

Good hearing may help people avoid depression, isolation and a whole lot of aggravation. A Fort Wayne, Ind., company has technicians who travel to convenient locations for clients to get their hearing tested and advise on ways to improve it.

Ways for seniors to stay safe

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Suggestions for seniors to stay safe at home, outdoors, and in the car.

Study refutes mail-order prescription savings

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A recent study of millions of Medicare Part D prescription drug event data has found that community pharmacies provide 90-day medication supplies at lower cost than mail-order pharmacies and that local pharmacists substitute lower-cost generic drugs more often when compared to mail order pharmacies.

New drug may improve memory for Alzheimer’s patients

A new drug called ORM-12741 may improve memory problems in people with moderate Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study released March 13. For the clinical trial, 100 people with moderate Alzheimer’s disease were randomly given either 30 to 60 milligrams or 100 to 200 milligrams of ORM-12741 or matching placebo pill twice a dayfor three months as add-on therapy to a cholinesterase drug. Those who took ORM-12741 tested higher on the tests of memory compared to those who received the placebo pill.

Why do older adults struggle to sleep?

Many older adults accept problems with their sleep as an inevitable part of aging. But what if sleep problems aren’t a natural part of getting older?

Ready to rally against arthritis? Here's how

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Arthritis affects almost 50 million Americans. Learn how you can help fight this disease in the Chicago area.

Like a great friend, new business offers help in tough times

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NORTHBROOK — Moving a parent or a loved one out of his or her home and into senior living is extremely difficult and emotional for most people. Even worse, when a parent or a spouse dies, going through his or her belongings can be stressful, depressing and almost unbearable.

Impeding Alzheimer’s assault: Testing begins for brain pacemakers

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A dramatic shift is beginning in the disappointing struggle to find something to slow the damage of Alzheimer’s disease: The first U.S. experiments with “brain pacemakers” are getting under way. Scientists are looking beyond drugs to implants in the hunt for much-needed new treatments.