AHCJ heads to Baltimore for annual conference – Health Article

About Pia Christensen Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ’s social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters. Hundreds of health journalists will gather in Baltimore – known as Charm City – for the annual AHCJ conference May 2-5. Health Journalism 2019 will be at the Baltimore Hilton, a short walk from the Inner Harbor, with shops, museums, restaurants and historic…

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Wait did I forget something? – Health Article

<!– — <!– — By everybodysfit Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 02:49pm EDT Keywords: aging, Alzheimer, attention, brain, forget, forgot, memory, remember, reminder I forgot!!!! It happens and it appears to happen more often with age. That feeling of remembering very little can be frustrating. It always depends what we forget (how important the information was/is), but whichever the case it doesn’t mean we have or are developing Alzheimer’s. It happens to all of us. We misplace our car…

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Top health reporting of 2018 recognized in Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism – Health Article

About Pia Christensen Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ’s social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters. Reporting that exposed faulty, careless or crooked practices won many top honors in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. The 2018 winners were announced today by the Association of Health Care Journalists. The contest, now in its 15th year, drew more…

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An aspirin a day for your heart? Maybe not – Health Article

About Liz Seegert Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University and co-produces the HealthCetera podcast. Photo: Curtis Perry via Flickr New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association say healthy adults without known…

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Medical marijuana’s popularity growing among seniors – Health Article

About Liz Seegert Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University and co-produces the HealthCetera podcast. Photo: Dank Depot via Flickr There are plenty of stories about older adults increasingly turning to medical marijuana to combat various ailments —…

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Are we facing a crisis in the direct care workforce? – Health Article

About Liz Seegert Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University and co-produces the HealthCetera podcast. Photo: Anne Worner via Flickr Over the past few months, we’ve seen a rash of headlines about workforce shortages in home health care…

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Signs Your Aging Parent Has Health Problems & How to Protect Them – Keep Healthy Living – Health Article

They have reared you from a little bundling that they brought home from the hospital all the way into the full-grown men or women that you are now. You owe so much to your parents, so it is no wonder that you start worrying about them as they develop various health issues as they grow older. Old age is not bad in itself, as many seniors have learned to enjoy it but only after they have dealt with all the…

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Common Health Issues for Women Over 55 – Women’s Health AssociatesWomen’s Health Associates – Health Article

Common Health Issues for Women Over 55 March 12, 2019 Age is relative – to a point. And, by that, we mean that no matter how young you feel mentally, emotionally and even physically – the human body cannot defy the aging process. While healthy diet and regular exercise are essential to living a long and healthy life, we’re increasingly aware genetics and environmental factors play integral roles in an individual’s health, including the diseases or conditions you’ll develop as…

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Age Well! A Guide to Positive Aging – Mental Health Article

Getting old is inevitable, but it can be a very hard thing for people to embrace. Advertising bombards us with images of young people in their prime, then offers products that promise to keep us young or slow down the aging process. In our culture, aging has become something we are supposed to be afraid of. Older people are often seen as less capable than their younger counterparts, which can cause them to feel less of a sense of purpose…

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Senate Finance Committee hearing focuses on nursing home abuse – Health Article

About Liz Seegert Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University and co-produces the HealthCetera podcast. Photo: Senate Photography Studio Compelling, heartbreaking stories of abuse and neglect from the daughters of two elderly women drove home a call for…

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Are hormones safe? | Health Beat – Health Article

For many women, a healthy lifestyle is not enough. They want some kind of treatment to help them feel better and get back to feeling like themselves. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Too many women suffer needlessly from symptoms of hormone changes and menopause. Women want to age with health and vitality, but often are taken by surprise with midlife body changes. It is unfortunate that not enough women know the facts about hormones and options for healthy aging. We are…

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FDA warning letter prompts some creative writing – Health Article

About Liz Seegert Liz Seegert (@lseegert), is AHCJ’s topic editor on aging. Her work has appeared in NextAvenue.com, Journal of Active Aging, Cancer Today, Kaiser Health News, the Connecticut Health I-Team and other outlets. She is a senior fellow at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University and co-produces the HealthCetera podcast. It seems we just can’t shake our obsession with youth or the idea or living forever. While the field of geoscience is legitimately…

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PMS and the blues | Health Beat – Health Article

Brain chemicals can get a bit wonky from time to time, causing moods you can’t shake. There’s help. (For Spectrum Health Beat) In the dark days of winter, we all start feeling caged in and sick of the cold. It is normal to feel moody, irritable, anxious, sad, depressed, less motivated and even overwhelmed. Some days we would just rather stay in bed and hide from the world under the covers. If you have the misfortune to suffer premenstrual syndrome,…

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ How Safe Are Your Supplements? – Health Article

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11 Natural Effective Tips to Slow Down Aging Signs – Health Article

Aging is a natural phenomenon of life and it is inevitable we all know but what we can really do to help ourselves from this darkest truth of life is by adding some effective tips to slow down aging, or in more precise term aging gracefully. Though even in the 30s the aging signs mostly remains subtle still we all should take a proactive step in our 20s and 30s so that before 40s there will be no single traceable…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. They launched their service first in Hawaii, where long distances and remote island living challenged the supply and demand sides of health care providers and patients alike. It’s ten years later, and I sat down for a “what’s new?” chat with Roy Schoenberg, American Well President and CEO. In full transparency,  I enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to meet with Roy (or very occasionally Ido,…

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