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Want to Age Slower? Then get up and move!

Posted by on May 26, 2016

With May being National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, it’s a great time to remind SoFHA patients about the importance of exercise to good health. Some of the most intriguing research yet underscoring this fact appeared recently online in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In a study published March 23,…

Heart Health: What’s salt got to do with it?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Late last year, new dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stressed that all Americans are still consuming too much salt. Eating a high-salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which is a contributor to heart disease. So how much salt is safe to consume daily? For healthy individuals (ages…

The Beers Criteria and How It Helps You Stay Healthy

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016

If you’re 65 or older, take heed:  There are drugs out there – both prescribed and over-the-counter – that should be avoided. That’s the warning offered by the Beers Criteria, which, based on careful research, lists medications that older adults should be cautious about taking. The list, named after its creator, Dr. Mark Beers, first…

Feeling sad all the time? Sofie says: “You’re not alone!”

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015

Just about everyone occasionally feels “a bit off” or loses interest in life. But if you’re older and “feeling down” for several weeks or months, then you may have depression – a medical illness that affects 3 out of every 100 adults ages 65 and older. Physicians at State of Franklin Healthcare Associates (SoFHA) want…