Choosing immune boosters for seniors in Jamaica Estates.

8 Immune Boosters for Seniors in Jamaica Estates

Recent data from the U.S Center for Disease Control (CDC) shows that those with chronic conditions have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID–19. The latest CDC statistics also show that 8 out of 10 COVID–19 related deaths in the U.S are of seniors aged 65 years and above. Correspondingly, seniors with comorbidities are more…

Geriatric depression in Nassau County.

New Research in Geriatric Depression in Nassau County

Clinical research continues to yield valuable new insights into geriatric depression, especially in relation to symptoms and memory function. Essentially, geriatric depression is a major depressive disorder (MDD) in seniors. Its symptoms, the response to treatment, and the diagnosis can differ, depending on the patient. That conclusion is confirmed by four recent studies discussed below.…

Geriatric heart disease in Todt Hill.

New Research in Geriatric Heart Disease in Todt Hill

Progress in understanding and treating geriatric heart disease continues daily. However, such advances appear to be small in scope. What we call “breakthroughs” are relatively less common. Many recent advances, for example, have focused on areas like genetics, treatment options, and the personalized care and treatment of patients. First, a clarification. “Heart disease” is a…

Osteoporosis and COVID-19 in Brooklyn.

Managing Osteoporosis and COVID-19 in Brooklyn

The COVID-19 crisis has affected the healthcare system in profound ways. Among the most pressing concerns involves care for patients with chronic health conditions. Seniors have the highest incidence of many chronic diseases. In addition, they are the most at-risk population for COVID-19. CDC guidelines advise seniors to remain at home and avoid settings that…

Stroke Rehabilitation in Staten Island | Recovering at Home

So often, the very word “stroke” is uttered with a grim shake of the head, an acknowledgment that life as a stroke “victim” comes with profound challenges. That’s understandable. Stroke is not only unpredictable but symptoms can also occur without prior warning. In turn, this complicates stroke rehabilitation for seniors. According to the American Heart Association,…

COVID-safe holiday celebrations in Bay Ridge.

COVID-Safe Holiday Gift Ideas for Bay Ridge Seniors

No matter which holidays you celebrate, spending time with family and friends is important. In light of COVID-19, coming together will inspire feelings of joy and nostalgia. That said, holiday celebrations will look a little different this year. State safety guidelines discourage indoor gatherings, especially large ones in small settings. Public officials also advise against…

A female patient with geriatric diabetes talking to her doctor.

Part 2: Treatments for Geriatric Diabetes in the Bronx

In Part One, we looked at the types of diabetes, changing treatment concepts, and directions for treatment. Here, we look at specific categories of medications, non-pharmacologic therapies, as well as on-demand insulin injections. Categories of Medication to Treat Geriatric Diabetes Metformin, approved by the FDA in 1994 for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and…

A senior woman with geriatric diabetes checking her blood glucose levels.

Part 1: Treatments for Geriatric Diabetes in the Bronx

In recent decades, new treatments for geriatric diabetes have emerged. They include dozens of new medications as well as non-pharmacologic therapies. In this two-part post, we’ll look at the range of new treatments and their associated benefits. As the world approaches the 100th anniversary of the first insulin treatment, prospects for the treatment of the…

Celebrating Thanksgiving safely in Manhattan.

How Seniors Can Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely in Manhattan

As you begin preparations for Thanksgiving or receive invitations to attend celebrations, be sure to consider COVID-19 risks. This is especially important in light of the flu season. Seniors, of course, and particularly those with chronic conditions, are at increased risk. Still, no one is talking of skipping Thanksgiving entirely. After all, we can be…