Starting healthy habits at age 60—and beyond

When is the last time you jogged up a staircase? Bounced to your feet after sitting on the floor? Dashed to the kitchen to pull something from the oven?

Time makes us wiser, but it also takes a toll on our bodies. As you age, you might have started to notice that some things you did with ease when you were younger now take a little more time and effort these days, better health after age 60 is possible.

All seniors experience some occasional aches, but growing older doesn’t have to come with chronic soreness and debilitating pain that keep you from doing what you love.

There are a variety of things you can do and changes you can make—even today!—that will make a difference in how you feel.

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Medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction

It is no secret that opioid addiction is an ongoing challenge in healthcare across the country. The consequences of untreated addiction to opioids or any other substance can be tragic for addicted individuals, their families, and entire communities. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared the opioid epidemic to be a public health emergency. Since then, HHS estimates that 10.3 million people misused prescription opioids in 2018, causing 130+ deaths every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. 

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Spring clean your diet

You can improve your nutrition by eating more vegetables, like salad

Spring cleaning is for more than just a reason to straighten up your home.

While New Year’s resolutions come and often go, spring is a great time to get a fresh start on improving your daily nutrition. As you welcome the new season, take an opportunity to clean up your diet as well.

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When you should go to the doctor vs. the emergency room

Woman sick with a head cold

When it comes to being sick, it can be hard to know where to go to find relief fast. For some people, their conditions can mean a trip to the emergency room. For others, their illnesses can “wait” until you can get in to see your primary care provider.

How do you know where to draw the line? Which conditions should be seen by a primary care doctor, and what types of illnesses should be seen by an ER provider?

To help you determine whether you should go to the doctor or the ER, the care team at Logansport Memorial Hospital has put together a list.

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