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Heart Health

What You Should Know About Statins

Experts from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) share the latest about cholesterol-lowing drugs:

You go to the gym faithfully and try to watch your diet. But after your annual ph Read More >

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Back Pain

4 Ways to Turn Good Posture into Less Back Pain

Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. It may be due to a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis. According to the experts at Harvard Medical Read More >

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Dental Health

Six Ways a Smile Can Change Your Life

“A smile plays a critical role in how we feel about ourselves and how others see us,” says Dr. Leslie Pitner, an orthodontist and author of Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life: A Life-Chang Read More >

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Undergoing Cancer Treatment

What Every Cancer Patient Should Know about Hair Loss

Hair loss is often cited as the side effect patients fear most after being diagnosed with cancer and prescribed a course of lifesaving chemotherapy. While this type of hair loss is unavoidable, the Read More >

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Pain

Caring for Elders: Tips for Managing Pain

Older adults are more likely to experience pain than the general population but they may be less likely to be treated for it. The most common reason that pain in elders is under treated is that it Read More >

Living Well

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Money Matters

Why Retired Women Are More Prone To Financial Crisis

Men and women both face obstacles and challenges in planning for retirement, but women often travel a thornier path. In most cases, women have earned less than men over the years. They also often h Read More >

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Money Matters

3 Ways To Talk With Aging Parents About Finances

One benefit of the increasing life expectancies for Americans is that more people have bonus years for enjoying the company of their aging parents.

But all is not rosy. Those extended years Read More >

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Retirement

Is Your Road To Retirement Poorly Mapped Out?

Can you imagine going on an extended vacation without making any plans? No websites or tour guides consulted. No hotel reservations made. No itinerary mapped out.

Of course not. If you wante Read More >

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Money Matters

It’s Time For Your "Lazy Money" To Get More Industrious

Everyone’s goal in the world of investing is a secure financial future.

But it could be that your security, as well as your bottom line, is being victimized by the deadbeat of the financia Read More >

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Money Isn't The Only Thing You Need in Retirement

It’s the dream retirement many people anticipate for decades.

Hang out around the pool all day. Play one round of golf after the other. Finally read that teetering stack of books on the ni Read More >

Food

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Diet & Nutrition

Prebiotics May Help Us Cope with Stress

Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on, such as the fi Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Tips for Re-Thinking Eating for Better Heart Health

February is a Heart Health Month, making it the perfect time to find ways to re-think what we eat in order to help lead us to better heart health. It’s an issue that most of us need to pay attent Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

The Hidden Health Hazard in Alcohol

Editor’s note: Junk food (and beverages) are heavy on what experts call empty calories – i.e. the calories add up, but without any benefit to you. They won’t leave you satisfied until your ne Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Protein from Meat, Fish, and Vegetables Is Good for Muscles as We Age

Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life’s Institute for Aging Research and University of Massachusetts Lowell have discovered that adults with higher intakes of dietary protein from both animals Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Make Your Takeout Healthier

Almost everyone loves Chinese takeout, whether it’s pork fried rice or Peking duck. But this popular cuisine can be heavy in fat and salt. The experts at choosemyplate, a division of the U.S. Dep Read More >

Fitness

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Exercise

Regular Exercise Lowers Chances of Mobility Problems

According to a release from the Health in Aging Foundation, nearly one in four adults aged 65 and older has trouble walking or climbing stairs–and 3.4 million older adults have trouble taking Read More >

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The Right Workout Clothes Can be A Great Motivator

Editor’s note: There are so many kinds of activewear available today that picking the right outfit can be a challenge, especially if you’re a beginner at the sport you’ve chosen. Read More >

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Exercise

An Action Plan for Getting and Staying Healthy

We’re always promising ourselves that we’ll change to better health habits. Do you want to actually do it?

“It’s the ultimate personal challenge,” says Leigh Stringer, author of Th Read More >

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Exercise

Fitness Trackers and Weight Gain

Although millions of us love our fitness trackers, the popular devices may not help as much with weight loss as we think. An article on the Mayo Clinic News Network cites research saying that one i Read More >

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Exercise

Moderate Exercise and Chronic Disease

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. The findings have encouraging implica Read More >

Family

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Parenting

Children and Teens at Risk from Medicine Intended for Pets

Almost two thirds of households in the US own a pet and many of these households have children and teens that either live in or visit the home. As pet owners know, it is common for pets to need med Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Older Adults Embracing “Living Apart Together”

A release from the University of Missouri in Columbia notes that since 1990, the divorce rate among adults 50 years and older has doubled. This trend, along with longer life expectancy, has resulte Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Showing Your Love Can Ease Your Partner’s Depression

The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give that person. That is the finding of research done at the University of Alberta in Canada and published in February 201 Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Caring for Elders with Dementia: Tips for Family Members

Someone in the United States develops dementia every 66 seconds, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 “Facts and Figures”. The diagnosis is devastating for those who have the disease Read More >

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Grandparenting

E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Parent and grandparent alert! E-cigarettes, thought by some to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking, are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwi Read More >

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