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Exposing Brain Health Myths

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Myths about the aging brain revealed. Who says you can’t teach a mind new tricks at any age? Recent research shows that Americans have the power to positively influence their brain function throughout life – an important realization that is especially relevant for the more than 78 million baby boomers in the United States. Brain […]

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Eye Care Advice For Aging Eyes

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Growing older and regular eye care seem to go hand in hand. Just like getting gray hair or wrinkles as you age your eyes can change.  But that doesn’t have to be the case if you take steps to care for your eyes as you age. Presbyopia, a natural effect of aging, happens to just about […]

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Getting Through A Health Crisis

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Five steps to ensure a health crisis doesn’t mean financial ruin A serious long-term illness or disability can have a devastating, often irreversible, affect on a family’s financial well-being. In fact, health care expenses are among the most common cause of bankruptcies, according to findings published in the “American Journal of Medicine” last year. Most […]

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Build A Strong Immune System

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A strong immune system is an important part of the body’s immune defense against germs and pathogens – keep it in check and the rest will follow. An emerging health trend where a relatively simple illness leads to a number of physical and lifestyle changes is impacting seniors around the country, say immune system researchers […]

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Is It Time To Take The Car Keys Away?

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How do you know when someone is no longer safe to drive? The decision on when an aging loved one should stop driving is never an easy one, but the issue becomes even more complex – and heart-wrenching – when the loved one also suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. How do you gently explain […]

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Turn to Ask Medicare For Caregiving Resources

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Are you caring for an aging, disabled or seriously ill friend or family member? If so, you’re one of more than 44 million people who serve in the important – and often unrecognized — role of a caregiver. For many caregivers, a typical day can involve everything from answering questions about Medicare claims and prescription […]

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Diabetes May Be Linked To Eye Problems

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Eye Problems due to diabetic blood glucose and blood pressure can damage the eye. Two national health associations, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA), are collaborating to increase the public’s awareness about the importance of optometrists and registered dietitians as part of the health care team. For people with diabetes, proper […]

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