Managing High Blood Pressure With In-Home Care

Does your loved one have "white coat hypertension"? "Masked hypertension"? There are a lot of things to know when a senior has high blood pressure!

February Is Low Vision Awareness Month

Seniors are at higher risk of sight-robbing eye conditions. Vision rehabilitation helps them make the most of their vision and learn new ways of doing things.

Women Less Likely to Recognize, Report Heart Attack Symptoms

In the past, cardiac research focused on male subjects. We now know that heart health issues may be different for the opposite sex.

A High-Tech Reminder That Sneezes Spread Diseases

A team of physicists is studying the mechanism of coughing and sneezing. Check out the video!

Talking About Suicide With Senior Loved Ones

Older adults are at higher risk of suicide, and this age group also is the least likely to bring up the subject with family, friends or their doctor.

"I Have Arthritis. Is Yoga Right for Me?"

More Americans than ever are taking yoga classes. Is this a safe practice for people with painful joints?

Online Buzz: Biomarkers Help Predict Illness

Today, sophisticated measurements make diagnosis and treatment of many health conditions more accurate than ever.

"Oh, My Aching Back!"

Modern life and growing older both put us at high risk of lower back pain.

March Is Deep Vein Thrombosis Month

Recovering from surgery, taking a long-distance plane trip and even obsessive video gaming can raise the risk of a dangerous condition.

Home Care Helps Seniors Who Are Living With Heart Failure

Exercise, diet and ongoing medical monitoring ensure the best quality of life for seniors with heart failure—yet the condition makes it hard to do these things.

Darker Days May Bring Depression

After the holidays, it's common to feel a bit of a letdown. But a persistent sense of sadness may signal the need to talk to the healthcare provider.

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

December 6–12 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Protecting yourself from the flu also lowers the risk for vulnerable elder loved ones.

Ovarian Cancer Risk Increases With Age

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. What should women know about the fifth leading cause of cancer death for females?

Online Buzz: Elderly Death by a Broken Heart

Is there something to the term "broken heart"? Medical research says yes.

It Makes Sense

Diminished sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch make it harder for seniors to remain active and engaged. Professional in-home caregivers can help.

The CDC Urges Baby Boomers to Be Tested for Hepatitis C

Americans who have just reached or are approaching their senior years are at highest risk of this potentially deadly disease.

Talk to Your Doctor About Home Blood Pressure Monitors, Drugstore Kiosks

Used improperly, these devices can produce misleading numbers.

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Earlier this year, the healthcare advocacy group Research!America polled a diverse group of people across the U.S. regarding their fears about various diseases and ailments. Many of the people polled said that blindness would be the worst health problem that could happen to them, even more so than Alzheimer's disease, cancer, or the loss of hearing or speech.

Have the Flu or a Cold? Should You Exercise?

A poll in the August 2013 issue of Caring Right at Home yielded the good news that more than half of our readers exercise regularly. But what if you're sniffling and sneezing?

Protect Senior Loved Ones From Tick-Borne Illness

This is the time of year when we get outside more. The fresh air, exercise and natural surroundings provide a real health boost! But this also is the season when people are more likely to contract an illness from the bite of a tick.

Living With Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden attacks of intense pain in the joints. It occurs when uric acid, a bodily waste, builds up in the bloodstream and forms needle-like crystals that are deposited in the joints. The resulting inflammation causes swelling, redness, heat, pain and stiffness.

March Is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

March Is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

Norovirus: What Seniors and Caregivers Should Know

This infection is more common than you might think—and seniors are at higher risk of dangerous complications.