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Do Your Prescription Drugs Work Together?

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Medication safety for seniors If you’re older than 65 and take multiple medications, you should be aware of potential interactions between your drugs. These interactions can cause unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine, or even lead to hospitalization. Studies show that up to 30 percent of hospital admissions of elderly patients are […]

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Hank Aaron Talks About Achy Knees

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Don’t let achy knees keep you out of life’s game Knee osteoarthritis (OA) can happen to anyone; in fact more than 10 million Americans are estimated to suffer from this painful condition. One of those 10 million is baseball legend, Hank Aaron. Hank is in the record books for breaking Babe Ruth’s legendary home run record, […]

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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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