Optimal Aging

Guidance, stories and solutions for aging well

  • Is a Personal Trainer Right for You?

    Is a Personal Trainer Right for You?

    Learn how personal trainers can help older adults stay healthy and reach their fitness goals with guidance and expert advice.

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  • Your sore feet may be warning you of heart disease

    Your sore feet may be warning you of heart disease

    The connection may not seem obvious, but pain in the legs or feet can be a sign of atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries

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  • Brain center offers comprehensive dementia care

    Brain center offers comprehensive dementia care

    Pacific Brain Health Center assists with diagnoses and interventions for patients dealing with memory loss

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  • Grandparents can provide crucial support within the family

    Grandparents can provide crucial support within the family

    Grandparents can provide the ballast some families need in navigating the choppy waters of parenthood.

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  • What you should know about preventing falls

    What you should know about preventing falls

    Falls come at great personal and financial cost for seniors, and it’s important to identify risk factors.

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  • Balance better as you age

    Balance better as you age

    Don’t let the fear of falls limit your life. Learn how to spot, treat and prevent balance issues.

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  • Grief during the holidays: when derailing may put you back on track

    Grief during the holidays: when derailing may put you back on track

    For some, the holidays are complicated because they’re missing a loved one who has died.

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  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    We present some highlights of the To Your Health blog’s advice to seniors this year.

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  • When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    When launching an exercise routine with arthritis, look for a custom fit

    Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can pursue an exercise regimen. The key is customizing an exercise program to a patient’s capabilities.

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  • How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    How to recognize and reduce risk of UTIs in seniors and older women

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common and recurrent in older adults, especially women. Letting a UTI linger without proper medical diagnosis or treatment can result in serious complications.

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  • Should you weigh yourself daily?

    Should you weigh yourself daily?

    A daily check-in with the bathroom scale may be a useful tracking tool, but healthy weight loss is a multi-faceted journey that is about more than just being skinny.

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  • Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    Diverticulitis may be on the rise: Diet can decrease risk

    The incidence of the intestinal disease diverticulitis appears to be increasing; the cause is not definitively known, but some likely culprits are, and a high-fiber diet may reduce risk.

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  • Why older adults should review their medications

    Why older adults should review their medications

    Everyone who takes medication should periodically review the types and dosages they are getting, especially seniors. Changes in the body, the diet or the symptoms can affect the way medications work.

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  • Dying should not be so hard

    Dying should not be so hard

    Together, we can help ease the burdens experienced by people who are seriously ill and dying.

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  • After a rectal cancer diagnosis, choose the right surgeon

    After a rectal cancer diagnosis, choose the right surgeon

    The most sophisticated techniques, the most advanced equipment and the most colorectal cancer surgical experience is found in the handful of high-volume centers like the Providence Cancer Institute.

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  • Why you shouldn't skimp on your post-workout stretch

    Why you shouldn't skimp on your post-workout stretch

    Stretching after a workout can help you avoid injuries and reduces post-workout recovery time, stiffness.

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  • How to choose a blood glucose monitor

    How to choose a blood glucose monitor

    If you have diabetes, our expert helps with choosing a blood glucose monitor

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  • Colorful ways to enjoy corn this summer

    Colorful ways to enjoy corn this summer

    Enjoy corn in the summer and other times of the year

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  • 6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    6 reasons you need a primary care provider

    Choosing and establishing a relationship with a primary care doctor should be as routine as annual maintenance on a home, yet many people avoid making this fundamental choice for their health.

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  • Housing is health care

    Housing is health care

    A new series from a housing expert takes a deep dive into the relationship between housing and health.

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