In Honor of Family Caregivers

November 30, 2020 — November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to recognize and thank the millions of people who provide care for family members. Today, about 53 million people – about one in five – provide “unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs,” according to “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020,” published by AARP and... Read More

This Year, Make Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

December 7, 2019 —   Most of us have had the experience of setting a goal and falling short of that goal. And most New Year’s resolutions fall into that category. According to Statistic Brain, only 14 percent of people over 50 achieve their resolutions each year. Perhaps that’s because many resolutions – losing weight, exercising more, quitting smoking... Read More

Nondrug Therapies to Treat Chronic Pain

November 12, 2019 —   According to the National Institutes of Health, pain is the number one reason people seek medical attention. One of the most common ways doctors help ease patients’ pain has been to prescribe a painkiller. In the late 1990s, doctors began prescribing opioids in greater and greater numbers, as these drugs were very effective at... Read More

Ten Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Healthier

August 5, 2019 —   We all know the “usual” ways of getting or retaining good health – eat the right foods, exercise, don’t smoke, and drink only in moderation. But if you find these methods put too much of a cramp in your lifestyle, consider these 10 ways to keep both mind and body in good shape. Connect... Read More

Is Increasing Forgetfulness a Cause for Concern?

June 5, 2019 —   As we grow older, it’s not uncommon to become more forgetful – you may find it harder to remember the name of that great movie you saw last year, the last time you took your medication, or what items you just went to the grocery store for. Is this just the normal signs of... Read More

The Role Technology Plays in Improving People’s Lives

April 5, 2019 —   At ADS Data Systems, we understand how technology can help people lead better lives. We’ve devoted ourselves to the idea of using technology to improve community-based health organizations’ ability to serve their clients, patients and participants. We appreciate the importance of technology in connecting people to the information they need to better serve those... Read More

Why Giving Thanks Should Be a Yearlong Event

November 7, 2018 —   Every November, many Americans turn their attention to practicing gratitude. Families and friends across the country gather over turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie and give thanks for the blessings in their lives. They bask in the glow of a warm home, bountiful food and people they love. What would happen if we practiced gratitude... Read More

Can Alzheimer’s Be Prevented?

April 5, 2018 —   At last year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, a team of experts created a bit of a stir when they declared that one-third of all cases of dementia could be prevented through lifestyle changes. These researchers suggested that engaging in healthful activities – from exercise to eating well to learning new skills – may be... Read More

Losing Weight in the New Year

January 5, 2018 —   Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? If so, you’ve got lots of company. According to Statistic Brain, the #1 resolution for most people is to lose weight. If you’re one of the millions of people trying to lose weight this year, congratulations! Losing weight can go a long way in... Read More

Reversing Ageism Helps Both Young and Old Age More Healthfully

October 7, 2017 —   Ageism may be one of the last acceptable forms of prejudice left in America. No one thinks twice about holding “Over the Hill” birthday parties for 40-year-olds or sending a birthday card that mocks getting older to an elder sibling or parent. Stereotypes of old people as being feeble, crotchety or childlike abound in... Read More