Posts by Barry Gutwein

Social Connections Improves Quality Of Life For Seniors

Social connections for seniors is critical in their maintaining a healthy and productive life. One of seniors biggest concerns is about losing their social network. As friends start to pass away or move to be closer to their families, many seniors find themselves without nearby friends to meet up with for everyday socializing.      …

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What Senior Citizen Hair Conditions May Say About Their Health

Hair conditions in a senior citizen may signal a serious illness. For example, dull, limp strands, or hair loss, can sometimes indicate a health issue. Here are a few hair conditions the elderly and their caretakers should watch out for these conditions.   Senior Citizen: Hair loss and graying While thinning and graying hair can be a standard part…

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Additional Doctors Specializing In Skilled Nursing Care

Doctors in greater numbers in the United States are entering the nursing home care field, which could indicate a trend toward the specialty as the U.S. population ages. Of the doctors who do any work in nursing homes, 21% specialize in nursing home care, according to a new study by the Journal of the American Medical Association…

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Steroids: The What, The How, And Are They Safe?

Steroids are chemicals that your body makes naturally. They help your organs, tissues, and cells do their jobs. You need a healthy balance of them to grow. Steroids can also refer to man-made medicines. The two main types are corticosteroids and anabolic steroids.       Steroids: What Are Corticosteroids? They’re medicines that quickly fight…

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