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Mature Focus: News and Notes

A researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) has found a rather simple way to improve older adults’ satisfaction with hearing aids.

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Mature Focus: Veterans honored

Veterans arriving on Veterans Day at the Adult Day Center at the J in Creve Coeur were greeted with patriotic décor and music, gratitude for their service and an invitation to share information and stories about their military service to the country.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Older folks who resist using social media may be depriving themselves of some life-changing benefits, a two-year study in the U.K. demonstrated.

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Finding your way to fitness

Joining a gym, signing up for an exercise class, hiring a personal trainer or committing to an at-home fitness regimen all are great ways to kick-start a healthy new year, but will you still be sticking with it by the time spring break rolls around?

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Health Capsules: ‘D’ for depression

This time of year, many people are suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that typically starts in the fall and continues through winter. Recently, researchers reviewed more than 100 articles and found a connection between SAD and low levels of vitamin D.

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Health Capsules: Calorie counts coming soon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Nov. 25 finalized new rulings regarding calorie information on menus and vending machines. The FDA has given food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations one year to “clearly and conspicuously display calorie information for standard items on menus and menu boards, next to the name or price of the item.” Similarly, within two years, operators of 20 or more vending machines must disclose calorie information for food sold from vending machines, with some exceptions.

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