Health A-Z

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Heart Health

Banning Trans Fats Lessens Incidence of Heart Disease

People living in areas that restrict trans fats had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new study conducted by res Read More >

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Heart Health

6 Things I Learned from My Hollywood Heart Attack

Few life experiences described as ‘unremarkable’ merit high approval. A doctor’s appointment that concludes with ‘unremarkable’ in your medical chart is one. A seamless, multi-stop trans Read More >

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Mental & Emotional Health

Aha! Study Examines People as They Are Struck by Sudden Insight

Everybody loves those rare “aha moments” when you suddenly and unexpectedly solve a difficult problem or understand something that had previously perplexed you. Yet researchers had not Read More >

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Addiction & Substance Overuse

Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

From the experts at SeniorHealth, a division of the National Institute on Aging, strategies on how to   control potential drug abuse:

Whether it’s prescription or illicit drugs, can have Read More >

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Breast Cancer

Physicians’ Misunderstanding of Genetic Test Results May Hamper Mastectomy Decisions

A 2017 survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer found that half of those who undergo bilateral mastectomy after genetic testing don’t actually have mutations known to con Read More >

Living Well

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Money Matters

Help Elders Avoid Financial Fraud and Abuse

Financial abuse of the elderly isn’t always outright fraud or theft committed by a con artist, although that’s shockingly common. Often, the culprit is a family member, a friend or a neighbor. Read More >

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Aging Well

6 Misconceptions About a Power of Attorney

If you had a television in the 2000s, you are familiar with the famous right-to-die legal case involving Terri Schiavo, her parents, and husband Michael Schiavo. After falling into an irreversible Read More >

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Money Matters

Can an Annuity Be a Smart Choice in an IRA?

Is it a good idea to buy an annuity within an IRA or Roth IRA? At first blush, the answer would seem to be “no” because one of the biggest benefits of an annuity is tax deferral, which you alre Read More >

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Aging Well

Life Skills Are Important for Well-being in Later Life

Life skills such as persistence, conscientiousness, and control are as important to wealth and well-being in later life as they are when people are much younger, according to research led by Univer Read More >

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Skin

5 Terrific Winter-to-Spring Tips

As we say goodbye to the Winter season and hello to Spring, there are important beauty tips and tricks to keep in mind to ensure your beauty regimen continues to thrive through the transitioning se Read More >

Food

Coconut cooking oil
Diet & Nutrition

The Truth About Coconut Oil

The benefits of coconut oil have been touted so widely that it’s not just a health-food item anymore – you can find it in your regular supermarket. But it’s full of saturated fat, so how good Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

What Exactly Does “Healthy” Mean When It Comes to Food?

Anyone who’s ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products “healthy.” But what exactly does “healthy” mean — and Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Living with Lactose Intolerance

According to the experts at the Mayo Clinic, people with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a result, they have diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating o Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

What You Need to Know About Prebiotics and Probiotics

With summer right around the corner, you may be starting to think about “suiting up,” and shed those  few pesky pounds that just won’t go away, but most likely won’t succeed. Clearly, this Read More >

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Diet & Nutrition

Shopping for Food That’s Good for You

According to the National Institute on Aging, If you have a choice of where to get your groceries, pick a store that is clean and well supplied. If it is also busy, the stock is probably more likel Read More >

Fitness

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Mind/Body Wellness

Yoga Science Teaches Us How to Transform Energy

You learned in grade school science class that energy can appear in either the potential or kinetic form. The electricity in the wiring of your home is available for any use you choose. When you tu Read More >

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Exercise

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Exercise

We’ve all heard the adage that you should check with your doctor before beginning or changing an exercise program. But what exactly can you ask him to get the best answer. The experts from Go4Lif Read More >

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Exercise

Don't Let Your Fitness Routine Get Boring!

Some people like to walk on a treadmill at the gym, and can do that every day without needing to change their approach. Others find that kind of activity boring. The key to sticking with exercise i Read More >

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Mind/Body Wellness

Music Therapy Eases Pain of Spinal-Surgery Patients

Music therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care alone.

The study, pu Read More >

Family

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Grandparenting

Delaying Middle School & High School Start Times Is Beneficial to Students

An position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) published in the April 15th issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 Read More >

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With Baby Boomers Poised to Share Their Stories, Technology Lends a Hand

Baby boomers witnessed and experienced a lot in their formative years, such as the Cold War, the space race, political assassinations, the Vietnam War, Civil Rights protests and Watergate.

N Read More >

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Relationships & Love

Five Tips to Regain Intimacy

Has your intimate connection to your spouse or partner weakened after many years together? Here are my tips for regaining intimacy:

Learn to feel and express emotions – When we cut o Read More >

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Grandparenting

6 Reasons To Stop Feeding Your Kids and Grandkids “Kid Food”

According to the National Institutes of Health, on any given day one-third of children and 41 percent of teens eat from a fast-food restaurant. They also report that the restaurant meals often serv Read More >

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Parenting

Parenthood Linked to Longer Life, Especially for Men

Parenthood is associated with a longer life than childlessness, particularly in older age, when health and capacity may start to decline. That’s the finding of research published online in March Read More >

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