Powderhorn’s senior instructors make skiing fun for all ages

January 31, 2017 0
It seems crazy now, but when George Rau moved to Grand Junction in 2000 he didn’t bother going to Powderhorn Mountain Resort. The lifelong skier didn’t think the small mountain would be worth his time. Rau grew up skiing, eventually becoming a ski racer and then a coach in his [ . . . ]

Avoid complex problems by getting your knees checked

December 12, 2016 0
Just like car tires need to be rotated and balanced to avoid excessive wear, the misalignment of your knees will cause abnormal wear of the joints, making you more prone to serious injury and ultimately affect- ing how you get around. Knees are miraculously designed but they’re also complex. The [ . . . ]

Help! I’ve fallen and I…

December 5, 2016 0
Have you seen this ad on television? An elderly person falls and can’t get up, and no one is around to hear his or her cries. We are reluctant to admit that it could happen to us, but if a crisis like this does occur, who’s there to help? As [ . . . ]

The truth about the flu vaccine

December 5, 2016 0
The annual influenza vaccine, known as the flu shot, is labeled as virtually risk free, and patients are told that it prevents transmission and saves lives. But studies don’t substantiate these claims. It appears manufacturers have a vaccine that’s looking for a disease. The 2014 Cochrane Database review, “Vaccines for [ . . . ]

The good news for people with foot and ankle pain

November 21, 2016 0
We don’t normally go around telling everyone how good our feet feel, unless we have recently found relief from foot pain. Everyone who has suffered (or is now suffering) from foot or ankle pain knows it’s not easy to ignore. People with foot and ankle pain endure different symptoms. The [ . . . ]

What you need to know about organic foods

November 3, 2016 0
What does “organic” really mean? It usually means free of fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones, food additives, genetically modified organisms and irradiation. To be considered organic, the producer must keep detailed production and sales records, maintain strict physical separation of organic products from non-certified products and undergo periodic on-site inspections. [ . . . ]

How to make healthier Thanksgiving traditions

November 3, 2016 0
When the festively adorned Thanksgiving buffet table creaks and moans from the abundance of family dishes, Americans put on the feedbag and commence a-gobbling. Aunt Tiffany’s canned sweet potato casserole oozes with bubbly marshmallow and butter, Cousin Hazel’s cherry delight is topped with Cool Whip, Anna Faye’s artery-detonating potato casserole [ . . . ]

Caregivers Conference offers hands-on learning

November 3, 2016 0
With $5, you can treat yourself to the season’s coffee du jour, cycle the Colorado National Monument or purchase about half a movie ticket (welcome to 2016). But on November 10e, $5 will provide something much more substantial and lasting for 150 western Colorado residents attending the 16th annual Caregiver’s [ . . . ]

Inpatient or outpatient?

November 3, 2016 0
Some seniors are shocked when they find out that staying overnight in a hospital doesn’t always mean they were actually admitted as an inpatient. Instead, they received observation care, considered by Medicare to be an outpatient service. The observation designation means they can have higher out-of-pocket expenses and fewer Medicare [ . . . ]

Medicare Monday introduces 2017 prices and benefits

October 4, 2016 0
SPONSORED CONTENT By Eileen Doherty, Colorado Gerontological Society Each year the federal government makes changes to Medicare. Many beneficiaries are advised to go through the process of determining if they are satisfied with their current coverage with a Medicare Supplement, a Medicare Advantage Plan and/or prescription drug coverage. Those new [ . . . ]
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