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An Easy Way to Make Your Holiday Healthier

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Retirees encouraged to get involved during pandemic

Retirees are getting a bad rap during the pandemic when they often are the ones best-suited to helping others, according to a Christian leader. “Seniors are often portrayed in the media as ...

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Armchair travel: Check out these videos to satisfy your summer wanderlust

Usually our Spring conversations with family and friends reflect upcoming summer travel. However, this year, we do not know if trains and airplanes will be running or if theme parks, museums and ...

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Hiring Home Care: 5 qualities to look for in a professional caregiver

The first step in hiring in-home care or a caregiver is to research, consult with, and select a reputable home care company. Once you have chosen a company, their care coordinator will ...

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What every family needs to know about Parkinson’s Disease

Debbie, 63, and Doug Chambers, 72, had always been a social couple, enjoying travel, dinners with friends and going to the movies. But their active lifestyle began to change in 2016 when ...

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5 ways to improve your heart health

  If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart health is even more important in these times of ...

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What my parents taught me: Lessons for a year in crisis

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It was tumultuous much like today. The United States again sent their sons to fight a war far away in Korea. At home, distrust was high with the Cold War. Polio raged ...

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She’s 105. He’s 106. The world’s oldest living couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

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The story of the world’s oldest living couple celebrates started in a zoology class in 1934. Students were seated alphabetically in the tiered lecture hall, so John Henderson, 21, sat directly behind ...

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