Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in this country. Trauma statistics indicate that one dies from a fall every 20 minutes and several are treated in an emergency room every minute. A wellness
A prominent Tucson neurosurgeon will speak on the subject of “Spinal Health” for the April wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (April 13). The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the ASA Building,
Climate change affects human health in many ways, and a University of Arizona epidemiologist says both top-down and bottom-up actions must be taken now to mitigate current and future health threats. At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 6), Kacey Ernst, an
We all remember having “the talk” (or avoiding it!) with a parent as we entered puberty, but “having the talk” takes on new meaning as we enter life’s third chapter. Join us on Friday (Feb. 12) from 3:00 to 4:30
What do you know about the approach to health care offered by an Accountable Care Organization? You can learn more at the Arizona Senior Academy’s monthly Wellness Lecture on Wednesday (Jan. 13), beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room
Learn more about geriatrics, which deals with the health care of older people, at the Arizona Senior Academy’s upcoming wellness lecture by a prominent Tucson geriatrician on Thursday (Dec. 17). Mindy Fain, professor and division chief of geriatrics at the
Did you know that Valley Fever is more prevalent in Arizona than any other state? Dr. John Galgiani, a Tucson infectious disease specialist and a leading expert on Valley Fever, will give a lecture about this disease at 3:30 p.m.
A prominent Tucson area ophthalmologist will present the August wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy Wednesday (Aug. 26) on the subject “Aging and Your Eyes.” The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the ASA Building.
Approximately 48 million adults in the U.S. have hearing loss, more than half of these due to noise exposure. Nearly 50 per cent of people over the age of 75 have hearing loss that adversely affects their lives – 25 per
“Understanding Diabetes” will be the subject of the monthly wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (March 18), presented by Tucson physician Dr. Michael Maximov. Open to the public free of charge, the talk begins at 3:30 p.m.
“Advances in Stroke Care” will be the topic of the monthly wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy Thursday (Feb. 12) presented by Tucson Cerebrovascular Neurosurgeon Dr. Emun Abdu. Open to the public free of charge, the talk begins at
Coronary diseases will be the subject of the monthly wellness lecture at the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (Nov. 12), presented by Tucson cardiologist Dr. Michael Maximov. Open to the public free of charge, the talk begins at 3:30 p.m.
You’ve probably heard about the Mediterranean diet emphasizing fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and healthy fats. Research shows that such a diet decreases risk for hypertension, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Some researchers have shown that the Mediterranean diet also
A trio of speakers will address the subject “Key Steps to Fall Prevention” next Wednesday (April 30) during the monthly wellness program sponsored by the Arizona Senior Academy. The program begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the
Two members of the Healthy You Network will be featured in the July wellness lecture at Academy Village Wednesday afternoon (July 10). The network provides education to residents of Southern Arizona about the lifelong health benefits of whole, plant-based food.
The Aztecs called chocolate the food of the gods. Today, mere mortals claim it as a feel-good food they can’t live without. What is it about chocolate that creates pleasurable sensations and makes some people crave it? Can eating a
Many adults who are in mid-life or older are aware of the strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss. According to national statistics, 18 per cent of American adults 45-64 years, 30 per cent of adults 75-74 years old
Is it possible to get too much Vitamin D from the sun? Do some people get too little Vitamin D or in the wrong form? What are good food sources of Vitamin D? Are some people more at risk for