Posts Tagged ‘ senior citizen health ’


Jan 3rd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Finally, we reached the crest of the hill. 2011 is spent. What awaits is another one, not just like it, but characterized with its own uniqueness and unusual opportunities. We can’t know all the wonders it holds, the laughter it will generate, the fun it will be, the unexpected that we cannot not anticipate. We are ready to behold a glimpse of what lies ahead. Just a glimmer, not the whole picture, not a complete rendering of its masterful strokes that make up day by day.

It holds only now a hint, an abbreviated taste of what is yet to be. Looking back we can see, although it grows dimmer by the day, what the past year was like. It held happiness and heartbreaking moments. It was a mix of bane and blessing. It passed so quickly that we now see only “in a glass darkly.” It was full. It was empty. It was and now it is no more.

Senior Health and Antibiotics

Jul 16th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

There are some things we seniors need to remember about our medications, especially antibiotics.  They are definitely life-savers, and have been since the 1930s.  My grandfather died in 1932 from a sinus infection that couldn’t be managed, and went into his blood stream; he was only 35.  We need antibiotics.// But we also need to [...]

Senior Health and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Nov 29th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Senior citizens around the planet are increasingly knowledgeable about their health.  We know maintaining good health, eating well, exercising and remaining engaged in the world around us keeps us young in body, mind and spirit.  So today SCJ addresses important nutritional information that we all need to learn about… omega-3 fatty acids or OFAs as [...]

Oil Spill and Dispersant Effects on Humans: The Jury is Still Out

Jul 6th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, requested a review by medical researchers on the potential health effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the worst in the history of the United States.  The group, organized by the Institute of Medicine (independent group chartered by Congress) met last week in New Orleans.  The meeting [...]

Senior Finances Inextricably Tied to Medical Care

Jun 6th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

SCJ recently posted an article about healthcare reform and Medicare and preventive services.  The article posits Healthcare Reform is inextricably tied to senior citizen finances.  Inextricably means… there is no escape. The referenced article describes a new preventive service that goes into effect in September, 2010, and is incorporated into Medicare coverage on January 1, [...]