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healthy aging

Staying Healthy
3 weeks ago

Staying Healthy

According to the 2014 United States Census, more than a quarter of adults over 65 — 11 million people — live alone. Social isolation is considered a risk factor for …
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What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup
6 months ago

What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Nowhere is that more relevant than with dental care. As we age, additional challenges may surface, but can be readily …
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I’m Over 55: Do I Need An Annual Physical?
6 months ago

I’m Over 55: Do I Need An Annual Physical?

For more than 100 years, healthy Americans have regularly visited their doctors for an annual physical exam, rarely questioning the value of the routine. The practice began in the early …
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Max, Lucy, Duke… Why Pets Are Good For Your Health
9 months ago

Max, Lucy, Duke… Why Pets Are Good For Your Health

Peggy Van Tassell doesn’t need an alarm clock. Every morning at 7, she’s gently nudged awake by Isis, her yellow Labrador Retriever – named for the Egyptian goddess. “We get …
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Nourishing Westchester
9 months ago

Nourishing Westchester

Class participants stroll in a few minutes before the hour – extending hellos and introductions. They settle on to stools tucked around the over-sized kitchen island: chopping boards, sauté pans …
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Recommended Vaccines for Ages 55+
9 months ago

Recommended Vaccines for Ages 55+

By  •  health, healthy aging

Are you current on all your vaccinations? According to a February 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coverage rates for all vaccines for adults have shown …
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Stay Safe While Shoveling the Snow
10 months ago

Stay Safe While Shoveling the Snow

 

As the dead of winter settles in, snow is definitely in the forecast—and so is the back-breaking, heart-straining task of snow removal. According to cardiologist Marvin Lipman, MD, FACP, …
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Balancing Act: Helping All Adults Step Wisely
12 months ago

Balancing Act: Helping All Adults Step Wisely

Henry Bickel stands upright and steady as he marches in place – something he couldn’t do a year ago. That was before the White Plains resident started working with StepWISEnow, a …
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HOME REDESIGNS FOR GRACIOUS SAFER LIVING
12 months ago

HOME REDESIGNS FOR GRACIOUS SAFER LIVING

Whether you’re 55, 65, 70 or beyond, it’s never too soon to start thinking about modifying or renovating your home to address potential physical challenges as you age. The good …
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The Flu: Protect Yourself
1 year ago

The Flu: Protect Yourself

By  •  health, healthy aging

With flu season already rearing its ugly and potentially dangerous head, we asked Marvin Lipman, MD, FACP of Scarsdale Medical Group to answer some important questions so we can better …
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