Seniors

Research-based articles purpose built to give seniors information, guidance and health tips

  • Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Does having a hysterectomy make you age faster?

    Hysterectomies are common and often associated with menopause, but they can increase aging and risks for age-related conditions. Learn more.

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  • Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Don't let your eyes deceive you: Schedule your vision screening today

    Your eyes and vision change as you age. Learn more about how the Providence team of eye specialists can help protect your eye health and sight with regular exams.

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  • Coping with Diverticulitis

    Coping with Diverticulitis

    Learn about diverticular disease and how colorectal surgery from Providence helped one diverticulitis patient eliminate the pain she'd lived with for months.

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  • Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Over 50? Add these vaccines to your to-do list.

    Up-to-date vaccines and annual physical exams help people over 50 protect their health and their communities.

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  • Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Improving mental fitness with meditation as you age

    Providence shares research that shows regular meditation practice improves memory and concentration in older adults and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Cirrhosis: It's not just caused by alcohol

    Learn if you may be at risk for cirrhosis and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • World-class cancer care close to home

    World-class cancer care close to home

    Learn how Providence’s partnership with City of Hope helped a patient reduce his commute and spend more time doing what he loves.

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  • What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    What you need to know about fatty liver disease and how to prevent it

    Learn if you may be at risk for fatty liver disease and the lifestyle changes you can make to prevent this serious condition.

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  • What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    What we can learn from the resilience of older adults

    Older adults are among the most resilient people, which has paid off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to build resilience in your own life.

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  • How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    How better indoor air quality leads to a better quality of life

    Learn what causes poor indoor air quality and why it’s especially harmful to health as we age. Find out how to combat pollutants using three easy tips.

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  • Aging gracefully: Learn the secrets

    Aging gracefully: Learn the secrets

    Learn five secrets to aging gracefully. They may help you fight COVID-19 now and enjoy healthy years ahead.

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  • Storytelling is a way to connect during the pandemic

    Storytelling is a way to connect during the pandemic

    People are longing to connect. During a “fireside chat,” Ira Byock, M.D., and Dave Isay share storytelling can forge connections during the time of COVID-19.

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  • Is chronic inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Is chronic inflammation speeding up your aging process?

    Long term inflammation can lead to many chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, as you grow older. Find out more.

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  • Being the best caregiver starts with caring for yourself

    Being the best caregiver starts with caring for yourself

    Learn about the importance of caring for your mental health as well as your loved ones’, and how to become a better caregiver by focusing on your own needs.

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  • Beyond brushing: Keeping a healthy mouth as you age

    Beyond brushing: Keeping a healthy mouth as you age

    Don’t let age affect your oral health. Learn how to maintain a healthy mouth as you get older, and which oral health problems seniors should know about.

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  • How healthcare cost assistance programs can help you

    How healthcare cost assistance programs can help you

    Learn the different forms of assistance available to help you afford the cost of healthcare if you have limited resources or income.

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  • Make the season social: Tips to handle holiday loneliness

    Make the season social: Tips to handle holiday loneliness

    You don’t have to face a lonely holiday season. Use these tips to bring others into your life and brighten up the season.

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  • Aging strong: Is a personal trainer right for you?

    Aging strong: 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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  • Know the pros and cons of common osteoporosis medications

    Know the pros and cons of common osteoporosis medications

    Should you take bisphosphonates, denosumab or hormone therapy? Find out which osteoporosis medication is right for you.

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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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