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October Is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted on October 15, 2020 - Each year during this month, experts call attention to the serious impact depression has on health and well-being. In 2020, this is more of an issue than ever! A number of studies have found that the pandemic and its results have raised the rate of depression. According to University of Arkansas research, “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and psychological trauma.”

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Bicycle Safety for Older Adults

Posted on October 13, 2020 - More people are riding bikes these days, and that includes seniors. It's important to know how to be safe.

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Pain Insights That Are Especially Relevant Today

Posted on October 8, 2020 - Pain isn’t “all in your head,” as some people dismissively say. However, the way we think about our pain can make a big difference! In August 2020, a research team from Penn State University Center for Healthy Aging published a study on pain “catastrophizing.” They defined “catastrophizing” as “feeling an exaggerated helplessness or hopelessness” about pain, perhaps expressed in thought patterns like “the pain is terrible and it’s never going to get any better” or “I can’t stand the pain anymore.”

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Communicating Clearly While Wearing a Face Covering

Posted on October 6, 2020 - The National Institutes of Health reminds us that for people with hearing loss, communication has become a real challenge now that we’re wearing masks. It’s not that easy even for people with average hearing! Here are some tips.

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You're not imagining it. Masks can make your eyes feel dry. Here’s what to do.

Posted on October 1, 2020 - Vision care experts say we should be taking extra care of our eyes these days.

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