Long Beach Expo event answers health questions for seniors

Seniors need information to make decisions



They are simple health questions for most people but they can be critically important for older folks like those who attended the recent Successful Aging Expo 2015 at the Westin hotel in Long Beach. One of the Expo's featured presentations, a fun question-and-answer session titled "Who Wants to be a Healthy Monarch Millionaire?" challenged participants to think twice about their beliefs and understanding of various health and lifestyle issues.

On hand to provide the definitive answers were Dr. Rozalie V. Jackson, M.D. and a team of other professionals representing Monarch HealthCare, an association of physicians in private practice. The team put the questions together and organized the game show-style session, which offered participants prizes for those who guessed right.

"Seniors have longer life expectancies nowadays, and so – together with their families – their medical matters need to be coordinated and lifestyle habits oriented toward prevention," said Dr. Jackson, a Long Beach physician who specializes in internal medicine and care for the elderly.

"I do my best to keep them out of the hospital," she said about her patients, many of whom have multiple medical problems and chronic conditions. "It's a blessing. I enjoy my experience and rapport with my patients and their families."

Yes, generics are certainly OK because they are high-quality, safe and affordable. No, it's better to stick with one pharmacy that can keep better track of all your prescriptions. And all the holiday treats are best but only if they are taken in moderation.

Source: Sun newspapers 10/15/15

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