Medline Plus for Senior Health

Services from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health include email updates tailored to the individual, tips for leading a healthy lifestyle and health information you can trust.

Let's Move

Let's Move!

America's plan for raising healthier kids has good information for all of us.

Healthy diet, recipes, information on being more active. Visit the Let's Move website.

New CPR Method

This is a new CPR technique which is much simpler. It is worth noting that the American Heart Association has updated its CPR guidelines and now advocates continuous chest compressions, a method developed at The University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.

Please view this very important video regarding the latest CPR procedure. You never know, a life may be saved utilizing this new procedure.

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Smart 911

Smart911 is a free national service provided to you by New Castle County Department of Public Safety. Create a Safety Profile for your household that includes the vital personal " medical information you would want response teams to have in the event of an emergency. Then if you dial 9-1-1, your profile is immediately available allowing call takers & first responders to assist you faster & more effectively.

A profile can include as much or as little information as you want, such as:

  • Members of your family and any medical conditions, medications or allergies
  • Mobile phone numbers tied to home or work addresses
  • Your emergency contacts, vehicle information and even pets

Smart911 is private and secure. The only time a profile is seen is when you call 9-1-1. The profile immediately displays to call takers, which allows first responders to assist you faster and more effectively. Go to their website for more information.

Provide Info to 911 Responders

Provide pertinent information that will be linked directly to your address at the 911 center, making it available to the responding officers. Go to:

recognizing a stroke

Recognizing a Stroke

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Four questions you should ask... Get the printable guide for reference and sharing.