Health A-Z

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Singing the Holiday Blues?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But sadly, not for everyone. Whether it’s dealing with loss, getting over an addiction, being new in town, helping children post-divorce or caring fo Read More >

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Brain Health

As We Age, Memory-Related Brain Activity Loses Cohesion

Groups of brain regions that synchronize their activity during memory tasks become smaller and more numerous as people age, according to a study published in November 2016 in PLOS Computational Bio Read More >

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Addiction & Substance Overuse

What to Ask Your Doctor before Taking Opioids

Editor’s note: The use and abuse of prescriptions has risen to alarming numbers, especially among senior citizens. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in 2015 nearly on Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Dementia on the Downslide

In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, according to a November 2016 study done at the University of Michigan an Read More >

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Menopause

Stay Fit and Energized throughout Menopause

If hot flashes and night sweats weren’t enough, many women who reach their menopause years have an additional adversary to contend with.

They experience weight gain around the belly and wa Read More >

Living Well

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Aging Well

How to Uncover What Will be Most Fulfilling in Your Next Chapter

10,000 American Baby Boomers are retiring every day and, as the first generation to enjoy such an extended and robust longevity, they’re approaching retirement differently than in the past. With Read More >

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Money Matters

Wise Social Security Decisions Are Critical To Retirement Happiness

Retirees whose survival depends largely on Social Security checks from the government will see a mere 0.3 percent bump in their benefits in 2017, which amounts to just $3.92 a month for the typical Read More >

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Money Matters

Don’t Miss Out on Any 2016 Tax Deductions

Many people miss out on taking all the deductions they’re entitled to. Poor record keeping is often the culprit, as well as not knowing what’s deductible. Sometimes it’s just procrastination. Read More >

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Sex

Desire Is Low for Almost 15% of Sexually Active Older Women

Multiple studies show that older women are still sexually active beyond their seventh decade of life. However, a study published in November 2016 in Menopause, the journal of The North American Men Read More >

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Your Medications and Your Driving

If you’ve ever worried about the effect your medications might have on your driving skill, the experts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( http://www.nhtsa.gov/) tell yo Read More >

Food

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Food Allergies & Intolerance

Home Remedies: Gas, Bloating and Belching

According to an article on the Mayo Clinic News Network, bloating, burping and passing gas are usually caused by swallowed air or the breakdown of food through digestion. Here’s what causes them, Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Coffee: Love It or Leave It?

Coffee is part of many people’s daily routine, whether it’s the morning pick-me-up or the evening complement to a satisfying dinner. And it’s no wonder: a hot cup of brew is comfo Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Changing Your Family Routine May Be Key to Weight Loss

If you’re sick of motivational techniques aimed at helping you lose weight, researchers say families can more easily adopt healthy behaviors by following a new approach that focuses on the redesi Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Fast-Cooking Dry Beans Provide More Protein and Iron

Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet. To get the most out of these legumes, new research suggests choosing fast-cooking dry beans could be the way Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The FDA and Healthy Food Choices

An update from the federal Food and Drug Administrations on the food information you have before making your choices.

As you’re sitting around your kitchen table or walking into your favor Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Exercise: An Effective Prescription for Joint Pain

Joint pain can rob you of life’s simple pleasures — you may no longer look forward to walking your dog, gardening, or chasing a tennis ball across the court. Even the basics of getting thro Read More >

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Health & Fitness

Can Activity Trackers Really Help You Lose Weight?

Activity trackers are irresistible devices for many people. You automatically know how many steps you are taking, and how many calories you are burning. An activity tracks can seem like having a pe Read More >

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Exercise

Why Doesn't Every Older Adult Exercise?

Some think that it’s too late to start or they’re afraid they don’t have the stamina required or that exercise will be harmful in some way. Others are concerned about the cost to Read More >

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Exercise

For a Healthy Heart, Stay Active but Skip the High Intensity Workouts

An analysis about the value of physical activity and exercise in helping to prevent heart disease related deaths among senior citizens highlighted the protective value that participating frequently Read More >

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Exercise

Exercise as You Age: The Best Decision You Can Make for Your Health

Physical activity and exercise are good for you – at every age. For older adults, being physically active is vital to health and the ability to remain independent. Even those who are frail or Read More >

Family

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How to Get Vital Records

It can seem overwhelming to deal with government agencies, especially when you’re requesting something as important as a vital record. Knowing in advance what to do can make the process much easi Read More >

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Caregiving

November Is National Family Caregivers Month

Just in time for November, National Family Caregivers Month, here are tips to improve loved ones’ health and support caregivers:

Get Organized: Some public websites offer free resources Read More >

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ThanksLIVING: A Celebration of Compassion for All Life

For many people, Thanksgiving is synonymous with a festive spread that features roast turkey and all the trimmings. Yet for a growing number of Americans who celebrate what has come to be called Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Elders and Intimacy: When Is It a Concern that Requires Attention?

We focus a lot on care for older individuals; Are they eating? Are they moving their bowels? Do they walk? Are they agitated? But what about intimacy? What about romance? When is there risk for an Read More >

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