By Marketing Contractor Meghan Randolph On September 8, my 28-year-old brother ran an Ironman here in Madison. He's been training for months. I got to step outside of a rehearsal on a break and see him just at the start of the run. He said he was already struggling after going too fast on the … Continue reading Older Adults are Ironman Champions!
By SAIL Operating Council Member and pharmacist Alan Lukazewski Drugs like Prilosec, Nexium, Aciphex and Protonix, and their associated generics, omeprazole, esomeprazole, rabeprazole and pantoprazole, are used by almost 28% of American’s, many talking one on a chronic basis. You may have heard of the adverse effects from these drugs, albeit not guaranteed to occur, … Continue reading Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Adverse Effects on the Kidneys
By SAIL Member Christine Klotz SAIL has a new Be Prepared workgroup focused on preparing guidelines to help SAIL members get prepared for life’s emergencies. The group is focusing on the times when you leave your home in an urgent or unplanned way on short notice -- or none at all. The objective of this … Continue reading Be Prepared: How this applies to hospital visits
We hope you're enjoying this warmer weather! It's a great time to get out and take walks and do your spring cleaning, but make sure you're being careful about falls! We wrote a post last week about falls prevention resources provided by SAIL. This week we found a few more things that are helpful to … Continue reading More Falls Prevention Resources
A series of articles ran in the Wisconsin State Journal recently detailing how Wisconsin has the highest rate of deadly falls in the nation. (Ugh, not good). But the final article in the series gave some great resources for things older adults can do to reduce their risks. You can read that whole article here. Best … Continue reading Preventing Falls Through SAIL and Other Resources
By SAIL Council Member Alan Lukazewski High blood pressure, or hypertension (HTN) has been known for decades to be a leading cause of strokes and heart attacks. As a nationwide public health problem, persistent efforts were made to study HTN and how to best lower blood pressure (BP) with the belief that lower BP would … Continue reading Why It’s Important For Older Adults To Manage High Blood Pressure
By SAIL Marketing Coordinator Meghan Randolph I'm only 36, but unfortunately, I've seen more than my fair share of doctor's offices and hospitals. Diagnosed at age 8 with Type I diabetes, I also have fibromyalgia and some other chronic diseases. I've also watched my mom as a caregiver for her aging parents and seen the … Continue reading Training the next generation of doctors to treat older adults