In 2019, a national survey of approximately 1,100 men aged 18 order older revealed that 72% of them would prefer to do household chores than go to see a doctor.
Even if it means cleaning the bathroom.
Though it’s a small sample, the results of the survey speak to a larger issue: Men of all ages are potentially compromising their health by avoiding annual visits to the doctor’s...
Even as we flatten the curve, adults aged 65 and older will continue to be at increased risk for serious complications if they contract the coronavirus. The American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation has advice for helping older adults navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but some of the basics apply to every age group:We should all be washing our hands often with soap and...
As New York State prepares to reopen, you’ve heard many times that testing is key to moving forward safely. But those references to COVID-19 tests can be rather confusing, considering there are two kinds available, and what they have in common—both types must be ordered by your provider or your county health department—is outweighed by what makes them different. Viral testing, often referred...
Does it seem that no matter how much sleep you get, you still feel tired and unmotivated in the morning? The evolving challenges and tragedies of the new coronavirus has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in all of our lives—a perfect storm of conditions that can disrupt our sleep. These culprits of sleeplessness are all too familiar: isolation, anxiety about health and jobs, upended schedules,...
Your healthcare provider has offered the option of a telehealth, or telemedicine, appointment instead of an in-person visit. The convenience is appealing, especially at a time when we’re asked to stay home, wear masks, and keep our distance because of COVID-19. But how do you know if a telehealth appointment makes sense for you? And are there steps you can take to get the most out of your...
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