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Thursday, January 20, 2022

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away

Apple eaters had more education and were less likely to smoke than apple shunners. Apple eaters were slightly less likely to use prescription drugs, but the study lacks information on use of over-the-counter medication and alternative medicine.
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts

AARP Foundation survey finds neighborhood connections key to countering social isolation

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP, Massachusetts A new survey released by AARP Foundation, “Loneliness and Social Connections: A National Survey of Adults 45 and...

Travel health Part 2: The unexpected can happen

By Dr. David Rideout After a very long and cold winter, Donna and Mark, a retired couple from Framingham, had been looking forward to their...

Report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables.

3-D printing creates custom knee replacements

For some patients who have had knee replacement surgery and undergone the subsequent physical therapy, getting the second knee replaced is not an idea they relish.

Medications, medical conditions, and cataracts?

By Santiago Villazon A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens in one’s eye. It can occur in one or both eyes. Symptoms include...
Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts

AARP’s Age friendly update

By Mike Festa, State director, AARP Massachusetts There is a lot happening on the “Age Friendly” movement in the Bay State, from legislative briefings to...

Closing the ‘SNAP Gap’

By Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts Seniors on fixed incomes often have to make difficult choices between heating their homes, paying for essential medications,...

The Veterans benefit the VA doesn’t want you to know about

One of the biggest fears many people have today is having their life savings wiped out if they have to pay for substantial medical and health care expenses, or God forbid, assisted living or nursing home care.

Help is available for tinnitus sufferers, part 1

By Robert Mario Suffering from a “ringing in the ears” sounds benign enough on the scale of medical problems, but tinnitus and related hearing disorders...