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
Written by SAIL Council Member and Pharmacist Alan Lukazewski (pictured left) The discovery of newer drugs has produced many miracles. These miracles range from altering trajectories of some cancers which used to be fatal and turning them into manageable chronic diseases, to helping people with heart failure who were once confined to a chair to be … Continue reading Is It A Drug Or A Disease?
File of Life is a small, yet crucial bit of information to keep handy in your home. Inside this bright red magnetic pocket is your personal and medical data as well as emergency contacts. Many emergency responders know to look for the File of Life in the home, and when they find it they can … Continue reading File Of Life Is For Real!