Read Issue 2 - 2019
We’ve come a long way, thanks to all of you. When SCAN was founded in 1977, our goal was to make a difference on a very local level. We set out to improve access to the programs and services seniors in Long Beach needed to remain healthy and independent.
Bringing up the subject of a colonoscopy could prompt embarrassing looks and at least one smirk. But the truth is, colon cancer is no laughing matter.
Some conditions, like high blood pressure and heart disease, can be managed by taking one or more medications on a regular basis. These are often called maintenance medications because they can help keep your condition from getting worse or prevent new problems.
For the past 60 years, I’ve been going on fishing trips with a group of old friends. I’ve missed the last few trips because I’m having problems with my bladder leaking and I’m embarrassed to tell my friends. My wife says I should talk to my doctor, but I’m not sure there’s anything that can be done. Any suggestions?
If someone you love were to become too sick to speak for himself or herself, how could you be sure the treatment he or she receives is what he or she would have wanted?
Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Getting immunized is especially important as we get older because our immune systems weaken with age, making our risk of getting sick even greater.