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Incontinence is a medical condition rarely mentioned, and often misunderstood. As part of our series about health, aging and quality of life in cooperation with the University for Arkansas for Medical Sciences we talk with Laurel Sexton, assistant professor at UAMS in the physical therapy department, who specializes in pelvic health therapy.

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Colon cancer is the second-leading cancer-related cause of death in the United States. In our continuing series about aging and health, in collaboration with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Sheena CarlLee explains why colon cancer is also very preventable.

We continue our series about health and aging with a discussion about heart health, heart failure and why the latter isn't necessarily always the best term. Our series is a partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Northwest Arkansas.

We begin a new year of conversations about age and health with an overview of staying safe as we get older with the help of an acronym: SPACE. It stands for safety, personalization, accessibility, and cost effective.

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Lighthouse NWA assists seniors to securely downsize to safer accommodations. We meet the founder, as well as a couple who moved from their their family home in Bella Vista into an independent living community with comprehensive help from the Lighthouse team.

Aging doesn't mean people cease being productive, but older adults can be subject to biases that can affect their lives. We discuss ageism with Dr. Randy Shinn, the medical director at Washington Regional Senior Center and director of geriatric medicine at the Schmieding Center in Springdale, and the impact it can have on people.

Caregiving for a loved one can be a challenging responsibility at any time. During a pandemic, the challenges can be multiplied, but as Brandi Schneider, the director of aging services and administration at the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education, tells us, help is available.

It isn't always easy to know if a trip to the emergency room is warranted. We continue our series of discussions about health and medicine with Dr. Tom Schulz, an associate professor of internal medicine at the UAMS Northwest Campus. He discusses when we should, and shouldn't head to the ER.

We continue our series about aging and health with a conversation about how our relationship with alcohol changes as we age. Brandi Scheider, Director of Aging Services and Administration with the Schmieding Center at UAMS, says there are several things to consider when drinking as we get older.

We continue our series about health and aging with a conversation about how to not be lonely, or let friends and neighbors fall into being lonely.

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