The Best and Worst Materials for Face Masks

At the start of the pandemic, we were told not to wear masks because there was a legitimate concern that the limited supply of surgical masks and N95 respirators should be saved for the health care workers. UC San Francisco epidemiologist George Rutherford, MD, believes it was a mistake to tell the public not to use masks. “We should have told people to wear cloth masks right off the bat,” he said.Once the scientists started gathering more knowledge on...

Telemedicine and You – What You Need to Know Before Signing On

Welcome to 2020, where we are in the midst of a pandemic, grocery shelves are still a bit iffy, and Telehealth is now part of the routine. You may be like the millions of others who are over the age of 50 and now putting off routine office visits that are vital to your specific needs. Before you hold off and wait “until this is all over”, you really should see if your health care provider is offering telehealth...

Find a New Hobby

January is National Hobby Month. Trying to figure out what to do during your days off or your evenings could be some tough stuff. It can feel a little cheesy trying to find a hobby as an adult, especially when one doesn’t include drinking or happy hours. But what if you’re not particularly passionate about anything? Where do you start? Well, first of all, everyone has a passion — you just haven’t discovered yours yet, probably. But don’t worry,...

Foot Health in Colder Weather

The fall and wintertime can be an incredibly busy time for many of us where we neglect to look at some of the smaller items in our health care; I’m talking feet. Foot care is one that many forget about and can become a serious issue in living with diabetes. The increase in caution is due to the simple changes in weather where winter moisture, cold, and dryness increase the risk of foot-related injuries and infections.

Elderly Couple Who Met and Fell in Love at Bingo Got Married

Nevada - A few years ago, Good Morning Las Vegas reported about two elderly widowers who met and fell in love while playing bingo. That couple is now known as Mr. and Mrs. Duane Buerth.Duane Buerth and Joy Cusare were married over the weekend at Green Valley Ranch, which is where they met. Duane celebrated his 90th birthday at the same time.The couple plays bingo at Green Valley Ranch every day and says they plan to celebrate their wedding...

Internet Security

Welcome to 2018 where you can walk in a room and find your friends actively engaged on any form of digital media. Seniors are becoming one of the fastest growing populations getting plugged-in. With the increase of digital, older adults brings on the increase of online predators who are looking at you as prey to financial scams every year. Use the tips offered to you by The Bingo Nugget to protect yourself online. Use direct deposit for benefit checks to...