Senior Advantage Online Winter 2013

The George Washington University Hospital Senior Advantage Winter 2013

Senior Advantage Online is a comprehensive online publication — updated regularly — that offers health information, safety tips, recipes and other information that can help enhance the health and well being of adults age 65 and older.

Early detection and adjustments in lifestyle and diet can improve your odds of spotting, treating or avoiding prostate cancer.
Few seasons are as accident prone as winter, but there are ways to winter proof your daily life to avoid common falls.
10 tips for staying warm, healthy and safe this winter.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Knowing the symptoms of a possible heart attack is key to improving outcomes.
It’s easy for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to “get off track” during the holidays. Help your system to feel normal again by following some simple self-care guidelines.
Offering free and discounted services to help enhance the health and well-being of adults ages 65 and older.
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Winter 2013

FreeAll seminars are held in the GW Hospital Auditorium (unless otherwise indicated).

To learn more about these free seminars or to register, please call 1-888-4GW-DOCS (449-3627) or you can find out more here >

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Barry A. Wolfman
CEO and Managing Director

Lisa McDonald
Director of Marketing

Keisha Mullings-Smith
Director, Patient Experience

Jennifer Downs
Manager, Senior Advantage & Community Outreach

Information in Senior Advantage comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in photos or illustrations. Any opinions expressed by an author whose article appears in this publication are solely the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The George Washington University Hospital or Universal Health Services, Inc. Physicians are on the medical staff of The George Washington University Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are not employees or agents of The George Washington University Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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The George Washington University Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.          

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