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Listen in as Clover Health’s Chief Scientific Officer and geriatric cardiologist Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan explores your most pressing senior health questions, with practical tips on everything from the best diet for heart health to when to get your flu shot and how to clean out that pesky ear wax. As a Medicare Advantage company serving older adults across the country, Clover is committed to providing real-life advice to help seniors get healthier and happier today with the Healthy Aging podcast. Whether you’re an older adult, a family member of an older adult, or a caregiver, this is the show for you.

Listen in as Clover Health’s Chief Scientific Officer and geriatric cardiologist Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan explores your most pressing senior health questions, with practical tips on everything from the best diet for heart health to when to get your flu shot and how to clean out that pesky ear wax. As a Medicare Advantage company serving older adults across the country, Clover is committed to providing real-life advice to help seniors get healthier and happier today with the Healthy Aging podcast. Whether you’re an older adult, a family member of an older adult, or a caregiver, this is the show for you.
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United States

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Listen in as Clover Health’s Chief Scientific Officer and geriatric cardiologist Dr. Kumar Dharmarajan explores your most pressing senior health questions, with practical tips on everything from the best diet for heart health to when to get your flu shot and how to clean out that pesky ear wax. As a Medicare Advantage company serving older adults across the country, Clover is committed to providing real-life advice to help seniors get healthier and happier today with the Healthy Aging podcast. Whether you’re an older adult, a family member of an older adult, or a caregiver, this is the show for you.

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English

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8313313307


Episodes

How to Decide When It’s Time to See a Specialist

11/13/2019
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Primary care physicians and specialists each play an important role in keeping older adults healthy as they age, but choosing which doctor to visit first can be confusing. On this episode, learn more about the ways generalists and specialists differ in training and expertise, the value of seeing a nurse practitioner, and how to decide if a geriatrician might be right for you.

Duration:00:16:40

Navigating the Doctor’s Office

10/30/2019
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If you’ve ever felt intimidated visiting the doctor’s office, you’re not alone. Listen in to learn the difference between a medical assistant and a nurse, tips on building a great relationship with the receptionist, and practical ways to advocate for yourself during an office visit.

Duration:00:13:49

Tips for Aging in Place

10/16/2019
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Today, learn from Kumar what “aging in place” actually means, the pros and cons of aging in the home, and how to determine when it’s time to get a caregiver or move into an assisted living facility.

Duration:00:20:34

Hearing Loss and What to Do About It

10/2/2019
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This episode, Kumar explains why hearing often worsens with age, when to see an audiologist, what the “whisper test” is, and whether or not to keep using Q-Tips. He’ll also discuss the challenges of ear wax and how to clean your ears safely, and what’s new in hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Duration:00:20:01

Keeping Your Heart Healthy: Part II

9/10/2019
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On this episode, Kumar shares his tips for a healthy diet, including how to add good fats into your diet (it’s not just avocados!), the importance of whole foods like fruits and nuts, and whether or not you should eat that egg yolk. He’ll also explain what an EKG is and when to see a doctor for your heart-related symptoms.

Duration:00:22:18

Keeping Your Heart Healthy: Part I

9/10/2019
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On this episode, learn why Kumar decided to become a geriatric cardiologist, the four things you should ask your doctor about your heart health, and why you might not need to take that daily baby aspirin. Plus, learn exactly how much exercise you really need each week (hint, it’s more than you think!), and why strength, cardio and flexibility training are all equally important.

Duration:00:18:56

The Truth About Vaccines for Older Adults

9/10/2019
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What vaccines do seniors really need? How can I get vaccinated if I’m homebound? Will the flu shot make me sick? On this episode, Kumar discusses these questions and more, including common myths and misunderstandings about vaccines, and why certain vaccinations, like those protecting against the flu and Shingles, are so important for older adults.

Duration:00:20:20