6 Safety Tips During Darker Nights This Season

During the long dark nights of fall and winter, concerns about personal safety may increase. Whether commuting for work or class, getting in an evening run or walking the dog, you likely need to carry out daily activities long after the sun goes down. To help keep you safe, David Nance, founder of the SABRE […]

Annual Wellness Exam is Key to a Healthy Year for Older Adults

You’ve selected your insurance plan for the year. Now, it’s time to start using your benefits, beginning with an annual wellness exam. An annual wellness exam with a health care provider is important for everyone, but especially for older adults. As we age, we are more likely to develop chronic health conditions, according to Dr. […]

Living With Diabetes? Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Feet

Diabetes can impact the body in a number of ways, especially creating potentially serious complications for your feet. “Foot care is a central component of overall diabetes care,” says Bryce Paschold, DPM, FACFAS, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and a fellow member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. “Without precautions, even […]

7 Common Lifestyles of Long-lived People

According to a recent study, the secret to longevity lies in the way we live our lives, not in our innate genes. A team of researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine found that people who live over 100 share common characteristics, such as what they eat and how they cope with stress. Here […]

65 Or Older? It’s Time to Assess the Risk of Pneumococcal Pneumonia

[StatePoint] Now, more than ever, you’re likely acutely aware of the importance of helping protect your lung health. As you return to doing the things you love, it’s essential to understand the risk for pneumococcal pneumonia, a potentially serious lung infection that can strike anyone at any time. Older adults are at greater risk of […]

Menopause Affects Your Skin, Too. Here’s How to Fight Back

[StatePoint] By 2025, there will be over 1 billion women experiencing menopause in the world, which will be 12% of the entire world population. Most women hit menopause by their 50s. However, changes in the body start to appear earlier than you might think, often many years before a woman officially hits menopause. This time […]

Your Brain Doesn’t Slow Down Until You’are 60

4 Habits that Improve Brain Function Does the power of the brain decreases as the age of 60 enters? When I was in my 20s, I was fast, but as I get to middle age, my hair doesn’t seem to turn quickly. According to a research team at the Psychology Research Institute at the University […]

What Takes Down Your Immune System

The immune system refers to the mechanisms that regulate the body’s response to external threats and internal disorders. When this immune system is broken, various diseases can occur and our body can collapse. “Rhodale News” reported that 6 things that destroy our body’s immune system should be addressed as soon as possible. 1. Lack of […]

What is the life expectancy of Michigan residents?

78 years old as of 2019. Female 80.3 Male 75.6 According to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), life expectancy in the United States averaged 78.8 years in 2019, up 0.1% from the previous year. The CDC released these figures by citing analysis from the National Center for […]

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Declined a Year and Half in 2020

Life expectancy at birth in the United States declined by 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020 to the lowest level since 2003, according to new provisional datapdf icon from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The drop in life expectancy in 2020 was the largest one-year decline since World War II, when life expectancy declined […]