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Study Shows People over 45 at Greater Risk of STDs

Middle-aged adults face a greater risk of catching sexually transmitted disases than ever before because society is unwilling to talk about older people having sex, a new study has... — Updated 1/13/2021


Senior Loneliness a Concern as Pandemic Continues

As social restrictions continue in support of public health, risks associated with isolation permeate among the aging population. According to a Wells Fargo study conducted by The... — Updated 1/13/2021


COVID-19 Still Impacts Events and Programs for Local Seniors

Despite the two promising new vaccines approved last month to fight COVID-19, the pandemic's infection and death rates continue to increase. As of December 21, Tulare County has... — Updated 1/13/2021


Dementia Care Today, Q&A with David Troxel, MPH

David Troxel, MPH, is an author, dementia care expert and consultant, and former executive director of the Santa Barbara Alzheimer's Association. Troxel lives in Sacramento, and... — Updated 10/11/2020


What Happens this Fall When Influenza Meets Covid-19?

We at The Good Life were wondering what changes to expect with the COVID-19 epidemic when flu season begins. Fortunately, Tulare County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Haught was... — Updated 10/11/2020


Kaweah Delta Joins Mayo Clinic, Others in COVID-19 Study

Kaweah Delta has joined the Mayo Clinic and hospitals across the country in a study to determine whether plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can effectively help others recover from the virus. As part of the... — Updated 7/24/2020


10 Technologies to Keep You Healthy During a Quarantine

Over a million people in the U.S. live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. With stay at home recommendations continuing around the country, it is more important than... — Updated 7/24/2020


Six Things to Do before Your Next Outpatient Procedure

To ensure a successful outpatient procedure and smooth recovery: • Check qualifications. Before you schedule a procedure, be sure your anesthesia care will be led by a physician anesthesiologist, and that the other physicians... — Updated 7/24/2020


Higher Daily Step Count Linked with Lower Mortality

In a new study, higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all causes. The research team, which included investigators from the National Cancer... — Updated 5/10/2020


Alzheimer's Association Offers Online Activities

The Alzheimer's Association has converted all of its in-person programs and support groups to virtual platforms for education, and to telephone for support groups. "In addition to converting all of our local programs, the... — Updated 5/10/2020


OsteoStrong Offers Balance, Fracture Prevention

"It's not a gym," said Angela Patterson about OsteoStrong, the business she and her husband, Eddie, recently opened in Visalia. They are also the owners of an OsteoStrong location... — Updated 4/18/2020


CDPH to Invest $4.5 Million to Address Dementia

On February 11, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced awards totaling $4,500,000 to six local health jurisdictions to help address dementia. Each local health jurisdiction awardee will receive $750,000 in... — Updated 4/18/2020


Senior Loneliness Shortens Lifespan

Loneliness, which affects one in three aging adults, is a serious epidemic among seniors in the U.S. According to a National Poll on Healthy Aging, chronic loneliness can impact... — Updated 4/18/2020


Local Health Officers Following Latest Coronavirus Updates

Tulare and Kings Counties are working closely with the California Department of Public Health and other health partners, and following the latest news about the new Novel Coronaviru... — Updated 4/18/2020


Kaweah Delta Opens Sequoia Health and Wellness Centers

On January 14, Kaweah Delta Healthcare District celebrated the opening of Sequoia Health and Wellness Centers, which opened to better care for all people in Tulare County,... — Updated 4/18/2020


Kaweah Delta Limits Emergency Visitors

In response to feedback from patients and community members, Kaweah Delta is limiting the number of visitors a patient can have with them in the Emergency Department (ED). Patients can now choose two visitors to accompany them... — Updated 4/10/2020

 By Bruce Goldman    Health

Stanford-UCSF Study Reports Cure for the Common Cold in Human Cells

Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases, according to a study led by researchers at... — Updated 2/19/2020


New Evidence Shows Optimists Live Longer

After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), National Center for PTSD at VA Boston... — Updated 2/19/2020


CDPH Urges Californians to Get Influenza Vaccine

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges Californians to get the influenza (flu) vaccine to protect their health, and the health of others, during this flu season.... — Updated 2/19/2020


Holiday Blues - Depression among the Elderly

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change... — Updated 2/19/2020


Alzheimer's Risk, Progression, Resilience Differ by Gender

Research reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) held in Los Angeles earlier this summer identified a number of differences in the progression and... — Updated 9/2/2019


Commonly Prescribed Drugs Could Increase Dementia Risk

New research suggests that regular use of certain types of commonly prescribed drugs used to treat bladder conditions, Parkinson's disease and depression could significantly... — Updated 9/2/2019


Scientists Suspect Many Alzheimer's Diagnoses Wrong

LATE, formally known as limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, a recently recognized brain disorder that mimics the clinical features of Alzheimer's disease, could... — Updated 8/11/2019


CalFresh Food Debit Card Now Available to Seniors Receiving SSI/SSP Benefits

On June 1, the CalFresh food program in Tulare County and statewide expanded to serve qualifying individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment... — Updated 8/11/2019


Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk of Dementia

People can reduce their risk of dementia by getting regular exercise, not smoking, avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood... — Updated 8/11/2019


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