Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Spare Change: Simple Health Strategies for the 50+ Set
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released checklists for men and women on how to stay healthy after 50. AHRQ fuses sound medical advice with a reader-friendly format that features a "Screening Test Record" form and a run-down of daily steps to good health and preventive medications. A few unisex tips that were featured on both lists were eating a healthy diet, receiving annual immunizations, and asking your doctor for high cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. These tips will help those of you over 50, and probably the under-50s as well, improve and maintain your current health. For more information, visit AHRQ's website for the Stay Healthy at 50+---Checklists for Your Health.