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How Diabetics Can Keep Their Feet Healthy

by Medical Care Alert

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!

by Medical Care Alert

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

by Medical Care Alert

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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Family Reunions That Everyone Will Remember

by Medical Care Alert

Tips for hosting a memorable family reunion. The best part about family reunions, whether an afternoon picnic or a week-long event, are the memories that are created with loved ones. Stories are retold, laughs are shared, favorite family recipes are in abundance and new traditions are forged. If you’re thinking about hosting a family reunion, […]

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Long Distance Caregiving: The Real Costs

by Medical Care Alert

Caring for an ailing or aging parent is never easy, but the challenges only multiply when Mom and Dad live far away. Nearly half of caregivers recently surveyed reported increased financial worries. Here’s how they’ve had to sacrifice. Nearly 7 million Americans care for an elderly relative from a distance, reports the National Alliance for […]

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Eyesight: What To Do When You’re Over 50

by Medical Care Alert

Aging gracefully means changes in your body, from eyesight to hair to skin that’s less firm than it was in your youth. But loss of eyesight vision shouldn’t be on your short list of changes that are an inevitable part of growing older. So, don’t surrender to macular degeneration. If you’re older than 50, you should […]

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Six Secrets for Convincing Your Parent to Make a Major Change

by Charlie Kimball

“He always listens to you, but never to what I say,” my sister grumbled. I hated to admit it but… she was right. Most of the time I could coax my very bull-headed, 83 years old father to do something. My sister claimed that he just liked me more than her. But, I believe that […]

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