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Embracing the Power of the Mind-Body Connection

April 11, 2019 — The word pain is derived from the Greek goddess of revenge, Poine, who was sent to punish the mortal fools who had angered the gods. In ancient cultures, pain was seen as not only a physical condition, but as an emotional and spiritual one. Today, amidst a growing opioid addiction epidemic, we are fast realizing... Read More

Patient, Heal Thyself!

January 16, 2019 — The advances in modern medicine are staggering. Immunotherapy is curing cancers that until recently were a death sentence. Technological innovations are reducing major surgeries to interventional procedures. Yet, in today’s fast-paced climate of 24-hour news cycles and social media scrutiny, complaints of stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia are on the rise. Our nation is... Read More

The Powerful Habits for Aging Well

December 17, 2018 — As December 2018 comes to a close and we welcome in a New Year, I thought it timely to take stock and share with you some powerful habits to try, practice and reinforce to promote healthy aging. There is no magic pill here – healthy aging is all centered on wise choices and good habits... Read More

The Slippery Slope of Self-neglect

October 4, 2018 — Horror stories associated with elder abuse – including physical, emotional and financial abuse – make the headlines quite often. Yet, you may be surprised to know that the majority of cases called into Adult Protective Services (APS) are regarding self-neglect. What is self-neglect and why is it important? Self-neglect happens when an adult or senior is... Read More

Mind Over Matter

September 7, 2018 — The marvels of modern medicine have increased our longevity. With that gift of living longer, the focus is now shifting to the important goal of improving the quality of our lives as we age. We know that exercising the body helps keep us healthy by regulating our weight, improving our circulation and strengthening our immune... Read More

Hello and Goodbye!

July 15, 2018 — Have you ever noticed that as you age, time seems to move at a faster and more furious pace? So, too does the hospital discharge planner! These days, hospitals are under enormous financial pressure to discharge patients at the earliest possible opportunity. In fact, whether you or your loved one are being rolled into the... Read More

Why Long-term Care Planning Should Be on Your Short List

June 16, 2018 — According to the AARP, over half of people over 65 will need long-term care. Seniors are living longer, many with chronic medical conditions and will need care assistance with activities of daily living to maintain a safe and healthy living environment. The majority of Americans wish to age in place in their own home with... Read More

“Observation Status” – What Seniors Should Know Before They Land in the Hospital

April 17, 2018 — Did you know that seniors can be hospitalized for days, undergo an extensive workup with myriad tests and procedures and receive all manner of drugs without ever officially being admitted to the hospital? Welcome to the wacky world of “observation status,” where you are essentially classified as an outpatient even though the care you’re receiving is... Read More

Anne Sansevero Discusses Seasonal Affective Disorder

January 17, 2018 — Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that correlates to the change of seasons – most commonly when sunshine and warmth may be hard to find. New York can be bitter, cold and dark during the winter months, making it a place where SAD may be more common. Anne Sansevero, CEO of Health... Read More