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Beware Of The “GrandParent Scam”

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Don’t be tricked out of money by the ‘grandparent scam’. Grandparents across the country are falling victim to a new and surprisingly effective scam: They receive phone calls from people claiming to be their grandkids, frantically asking for money. It’s easy to see why many people don’t hesitate to open their wallets in this situation. […]

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3 Ways To Prevent Arthritis

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Get moving to treat and prevent arthritis. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans or 22 percent of the total population. For years it was believed that people with arthritis should not exercise because movement could cause further damage to joints. Now, physical activity is recognized […]

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FTC Advice For Choosing A Medical Alert System, or Personal Emergency Response System

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued consumer advice on choosing a medical alert system for seniors. Also known as a Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), medical alert systems are available from many sources, including Medical Home Alert.  Here are the FTC’s suggestions on how to choose a medical alert system for your family. The […]

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Flu Season Preparation – 5 Keys

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Five things to know about the 2010-2011 flu season. While last year’s flu season turned out to be less severe than initially feared, an average of 24,000 people in the U.S. die from the flu each year, and more than 275,000 were hospitalized from just the H1N1 virus last season. Now another flu season is […]

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How Diabetics Can Keep Their Feet Healthy

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Tips to keep people with diabetes in step with good foot health For people with diabetes, caring for their feet takes on a new importance, as diabetes-related complications prompt the amputation of more than 1.5 million feet and legs every year. In fact, more than 60 percent of non-traumatic, lower-limb amputations in the U.S. are […]

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Gentlemen, Start Your….Scooters!

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Video Highlights from the Dutch National Electric Buggy Championship. We don’t know much about this event, but it seems scooters move along at a top speed of 7.5 Miles Per Hour. Enjoy this short video – it inspires us that at any age and any circumstance, you need to have fun and love life!  See […]

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How Obama-care Reforms May Impact Your Medicare Enrollment

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Health care legislation passed earlier this year may make Medicare annual enrollment season particularly challenging this year. Millions of baby boomers aging into Medicare,  and seniors already enrolled who are considering different coverage for 2011, need to understand the impact of this landmark health care reform legislation. Annual Medicare enrollment runs from Nov. 15 to […]

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