As the Baby Boomers — around 78 million people born between 1946 and 1964 — reach what was once considered their golden years, many are redefining what it means to be an older adult. Many Baby Boomers are working longer and enjoying a much more active lifestyle than their parents ever did. This makes it more important than ever for Baby Boomers to make sure they are taking proper care of their health: getting enough sleep at night, going to their annual check-ups, watching what they eat, getting sufficient physical activity and staying up to date with their Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended vaccinations.  What are some of the vaccinations baby boomers should keep up with? What is pneumococcoal pneumonia such a concern for older Americans? Tell us about the importance of a healthy lifestyle as we get older? Why is an annual physical so important as we get older? Where can people find out about CDC recommended vaccination and other tips? Dr. Donald Middleton, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Vice President for Family Medicine Education at UPMC  St. Margaret, will discuss the importance of getting all CDC-recommended adult vaccines, including pneumococcal pneumonia and what that means to folks who want to keep rocking as they roll into their golden years.  

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