Health A-Z

Brain Health

The Aging Brain Benefits from Distraction

As you age, you may find it more difficult to focus on certain tasks. But while distractions can be frustrating, they may not be as bad as we think. In a review published November 15th 2016 in Tren Read More >

Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Information Fact Sheet

Scientists believe that many factors influence when Alzheimer’s disease begins and how it progresses. The more they study this devastating disease, the more they realize that genes play an im Read More >

Alternative Health

7 Things to Know about Anxiety and Complementary Health

Editor’s note: If your anxiety is overwhelming, or you’d rather avoid prescription medications for the conditions, you may be thinking about using some natural “remedies.” But before you do Read More >

Heart Health

Pessimism Ups Risk of Death from Heart Disease, Yet Optimism Isn't Protective

Pessimism seems to be a strong risk factor for death from coronary heart disease (CHD), while optimism does not protect from it, according to a study published in November 2016 in the open access j Read More >

Living Well

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 >


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 ( tell yo Read More >

Money Matters

5 Ways Your Health Insurance Choices Impact Your Finances

Health insurance is a topic that is hard to grasp for many Americans. Confusion can often lead to poor healthcare choices that can, in turn, impact your finances.

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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 >

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 >

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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 >

Healthy recipes

Thanksliving Recipes Your Family Will LOVE!

You may be wondering if there’s a typo in the title of this article – there’s not J So what is Thanksliving? Here’s how we see it: an opportunity to give thanks by letting beings live – a 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 >

adults 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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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 >



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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