"Hearing loss is such an adventure," a new acquaintance wrote to me not long ago. Wow, I thought, that is certainly a new way to look at it. Many people talk about hearing loss as a journey, as they travel from denial to anger to bargaining to...

The new year is a good time to reflect, recharge, regain your momentum and renew your commitment to achieving goals.  It’s the time when many are thinking about changing careers or simply finding a new job. It’s a great time to jump-start the new you! Gone are the days...

Ever notice the catnaps that older relatives take in the middle of the day? Or how grandparents tend to be early risers? You're not alone. Colleen McClung did, too. A neuroscientist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, McClung wanted to know what was going on...

Smoking is the #1 cause of premature death and preventable illness in the United States. And since one-third of Medicaid participants smoke, compared to 17 percent of the general population, you'd think the states would be all about helping people in their Medicaid programs to...

Boomers and older Americans are giving retirement a major makeover: The old stereotype of the 65-year-old trotting off to a sun-filled life of leisure is quickly becoming a thing of the past. A new life stage is emerging — one that takes place between leaving...

Happy New Year! Start 2016 on the right foot, with these simple steps to reduce your risk of scams: Freeze your credit file. The best way to proactively prevent identity theft (as well as minimize damage after it occurs), a credit freeze restricts access to your credit...

  The new year is almost here, and we are so excited for what's to come. We at Vintex Quality Care can't wait to see all the great new things we will experience, the people we will work with, and the clients we will care for,...

  The Holidays are upon us, and in the midst of preparing for celebration and shopping, it is important to remember to appreciate life. Enjoy the company of good friends, of family, of colleagues; and even pleasant strangers. This holiday season give back to the community,...

As anyone with diabetes can tell you, managing the disease with insulin usually means regular checkups at the doctor's office to fine-tune the dosage, monitor blood-sugar levels and check for complications. But here's a little known fact: Some forms of insulin can be bought without a...

Once dismissed as simply a part of aging, falling has become a growing public health crisis of near-epidemic proportions, posing challenges for policymakers, caregivers and adults of all ages. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of older adults who died from falls each year more than...