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Boost Your Immune System from Coronavirus or Any Other Germ

immune system

Overcoming any virus, flu, bacterial infection or coronavirus begins by understanding your immune system is different from your neighbor, sibling and or spouse.  This is important because your immune system is what ...

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Commit to getting the care you need as you age

age

Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, living longer does ...

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Seniors can benefit from strength training, too

seniors

“You’re too old for that!” How often have you heard those words? If you’re like most seniors, you’ve probably heard them far too often. This is especially true when it comes to ...

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‘The Father’ is an intimate look at dementia and a daughter’s dedication

The father

The Father is a beautifully honest portrait of dementia and the toll it takes not just on the one suffering from it, but on the aging man’s primary caregiver: his daughter. The ...

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Health officials warn of vaccination-related scams

health scams

New scams related to COVID-19 vaccinations are spreading across the nation. Missouri health officials are joining other states in listing precautions. “Health departments. are not going to be asking people for their ...

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People moving from Kansas while Missouri remains steady

moving

More people are moving out of Kansas than all but five other states, while roughly equal numbers of people are moving to or from Missouri. United Van Lines released its Annual National Migration ...

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Kathie Lee Gifford shares untold stories in new memoir

gifford memoir

Kathie Lee Gifford shows no signs of slowing down, including releasing a memoir. “I am in a new place at the age of 67 that I never would have dreamed I would ...

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An Easy Way to Make Your Holiday Healthier

holiday recipes

Planning your holiday menu? It’s not too late to add healthier options. Dried cranberries are an ingredient found in many classic holiday recipes, but what you may not know is that they ...

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What you need to know about open enrollment

medicare

The open enrollment period for those needing to sign up for individual or family health insurance for 2021 under the federal health insurance law closes tonight at midnight, Dec. 15. During the ...

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5 Ways to ensure medication safety during COVID-19

COVID-19, drop

During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is top of mind. For individuals at risk for or diagnosed with COVID-19, the addition of new treatments may pose another medical danger: adverse drug events ...

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The dual impact of brain + body exercise

exercise

Does your brain need exercise as much as your body? Does it bother you when you cannot recall a name? Do you have trouble remembering your grocery list? Do you ever forget ...

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Four ways to find your path later in life

life

Teenagers are often told that they don’t have enough direction, energy, or foresight to be smart enough to plan their future. Yet, every single teenager and young adult out there is a ...

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Why swimming might be the best form of exercise you can do

swimming

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise you can do. Here are five reasons why you should be getting in the water if you want to get in shape and ...

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Funeral planning tips for seniors and their caregivers

funeral

Planning a funeral for a family member can be emotional, complicated and costly. Creating a funeral plan well in advance can minimize stress and confusion for surviving family members, ensure a late ...

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Secret formula? World’s oldest married couple honored

oldest

Is there a secret to both long life and a long marriage? If so, it was discovered by a couple in Ecuador. The Guinness World Record for being the oldest couple in ...

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Preventing frailty and living longer

frailty

Frailty is a term that many people hear, but very few understand. It’s the slow loss of the body’s strength and energy over time leading to weakness, tiredness and loss of balance. ...

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Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

caregivers

Whether your role has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect the ability of ...

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The stress that gets overlooked

stress

Stress and stress management are growing concerns in today’s work force. They decrease work productivity, affect our health, distract us from work, increase absenteeism, and most of all, they affect the company’s ...

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Mental Health: The importance of staying mentally strong

mental health

Our mental health — how we consider the world and our role in it — is every bit as important as our physical health. And just as we must work to stay ...

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How to reduce your risk for another heart attack

heart attack

After a heart attack, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk ...

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Where to find respite: resources for caregivers

caregivers

As caregivers, we love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it ...

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Signs that seniors need help at home

seniors

Admitting the need for help and accepting assistance is not easy for seniors as they age. The responsibility often falls on family members to recognize the signs that an aging loved one ...

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How to protect seniors against coronavirus

protect seniors

How do you protect seniors, who are known to be more at risk of serious illness due to coronavirus, especially those with pre-existing conditions and those who are immune compromised? The majority ...

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4 ways to help nurses during the coronavirus pandemic

nurses

America’s nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, many of whom are doing so at significant risk ...

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Fitness after 50: Tips for healthy aging

We don’t stop moving because we grow old, we grow old because we stop moving. Healthy aging is important! Many people assume that they’re too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just ...

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