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Posted By Alicia Colombo

The doctor will see you now: Remotely

Prior to COVID-19, telemedicine had received spotty reception from health insurers and providers. But the pandemic has vastly increased the use and effectiveness of telemedicine.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

The difference between COVID-19 and influenza

With a vaccine for COVID-19 still months from being unveiled, there may be a surge right in time for flu season.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Keep cool and protect yourself from the heat this summer

While many are still staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important that everyone is vigilant about the summer heat and how it can affect those that are most vulnerable, including children, people with disabilities and older adults. Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) encourages all city residents to check up on anyone who […]

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA reminds all to stay vigilant of older adults sheltering in homes during heat

 As temperatures rise in the city, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) encourages residents to continue to communicate with older loved ones and friends. Elevated temperatures have the potential to cause heat related illness that can be especially harmful to older adults. Phone, video chat, email and texting are ideal methods to keep in touch with […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Research suggests Chinese exercise is aid for sedentary life

Despite the stress that comes with social isolation and despair for the future, older adults who take part in qi gong have seen positive results.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Health Brief: Clear your mind of COVID-19

Despite the overwhelming amount of stress that can arrive from the unknown, there are positives that we all should focus on to improve our mental stamina – at any age.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

COVID-19: Information and resources for older Philadelphians

In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the city of Philadelphia and other agencies have made resources available to older Philadelphians to stay safe, healthy and informed.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Help yourself and your immunity

We hope that the worldwide spread of coronavirus will soon be contained, so we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Regardless, you need to know that the healthier you are, the better chance your immune system can thrive and keep illnesses far away. Here are four tips to give your immune system a […]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

This, too, shall pass

It’s important to remain calm during these challenging times. Remember, this is only temporary. At some point, the world WILL open up again.

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