This week we have a guest blogger! Jesi Hirsch, RN is a Patient Advocate, Geriatric Care Manager, Health Coach, Life Coach, and Speaker. She is also a SAIL Vendor! You can learn more about her and the services she offers on her website: http://www.madisonpatientadvocates.com. Throughout this post, click on the blue text for links … Continue reading Food as Medicine-How to Boost Your Immune System
There's no doubt about it: It's an ever-changing time. COVID-19 continues to spread in our communities, and many have taken to self-quarantining to feel safe. We're washing our hands, avoiding touching our faces, and monitoring the news for more information. All of these things are important as we face a pandemic. But another thing we … Continue reading Fighting isolation during the COVID-19 crisis
You can hardly turn on the news, read the paper, or scroll through your social media feed anymore without hearing about Coronavirus. We seem to be so panicked, but separating myth from fact is tricky. It's true that adults 65 and over are a high-risk group for the disease. Click here to see a post … Continue reading Coronavirus: Advice On Staying Healthy
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