Health A-Z

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Senior Health

As Life Expectancy Grows, Men Are Still Lagging

People worldwide are living longer, healthier lives. A 2016 Duke University study of mortality patterns in humans, as well as monkeys and apes, suggests that the last few generations of humans have Read More >

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Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Undiagnosed Dementia Puts Elders at Risk

According to the World Health Organization, 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia, a number that is expected to more than triple by 2050. A diagnosis of dementia is frightening and Read More >

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Anxiety (Panic Disorders, Phobias)

Anxiety and the Wandering Mind

It’s great to stay focused, but experts say that when you’re anxious, mental wandering can actually do you some good.

According to an article in the Harvard Health Blog, there are circui Read More >

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Heart Health

Alcohol Consumption Has No Effect on Coronary Arteries

Researchers using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) have found no association between light to moderate alcohol consumption and coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study pre Read More >

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Skin Health

Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Skin Disorder

Skin conditions in women over 40 such as rosacea and dry skin are typically considered to be dermatological issues, but they may be a reflection of something that’s wrong inside the body.

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Living Well


Online Security Tips While Traveling

Travelers often worry about flight delays, bad weather and disappointing accommodations when thinking about the factors that could ruin a vacation. However, a lack of secure Internet access and hap Read More >

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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 >

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 >

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 >


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 >


Holiday Cocktails

Delicious + Healthy Holiday Cocktails: Impress Your Guests!

We have created a curated list of festive + tasty holiday cocktails that are not only delicious – but healthy too! Make your holiday get-togethers extra special with these exclusive recipes!

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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 >

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 >

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 >



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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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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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 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 >


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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 >


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 >


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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