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Sudden Rapid Heartbeat: Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

A feeling of dread washed over Donnette Smith after she felt her chest jolt with a rapid heartbeat. “Please, God. Not here, not now,” she thought. In the middle of her church ...

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Weight loss: How to shed pounds fast this summer

For many, summer weight loss is about getting into that bathing suit and feeling your best. With summer vacation just around the corner, what can you do now that will make a ...

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How to know if your parent has dementia

We’ve all forgotten a person’s name, where we put our keys, or whether we locked the front door after we’ve left home. While these things indicate lapses in memory, experiencing them from ...

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Seniors can head off diseases by drinking more water

Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. “So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration,” including urinary ...

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How to reduce health risks by understanding AFib

Oftentimes, seeking to improve your health starts at your core – your heart. One common condition to be aware of is atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that ...

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6 foods that lower blood pressure

Over 70 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and 30 percent of Americans have prehypertension, making this condition extremely crucial to control. However, sometimes prescription drugs used to control hypertension can ...

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When you’re feeling worn out, turn to this Bible passage

There’s no doubt about it, life can be exhausting. Whether we’re dealing with work, kids, financial pressure, or doing our best to stick to our Lenten fasting, it’s not a surprise if ...

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10 ways to prevent caregiver depression

Caregivers often prioritize their care recipients’ needs over their own. The sacrifices involved in caregiving place an incredible amount of strain on even the most capable individuals. The resulting feelings of anger, ...

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Must-see video: Elderly cheerleaders excite crowd; dancing couple in their 90s can really cut a rug

Dancing is one of those things that we have to give up as we age, right? Not so fast. Groups of older adults have stepped up to show us that cutting a ...

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4 tips to help overcome new challenges in aiding aging parents

It’s not easy getting old, as the saying goes, and it can be even harder to watch your parents age. Helping parents transition into the later years of their lives can be ...

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What is Home Care about? Company shares their philosophy

This past Summer, Phoenix Home Care and Hospice cut the ribbon on its new Topeka location at 2945 SW Wanamaker Drive. Phoenix also has locations in Wichita and Lebanon, Kansas, as well ...

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How one volunteer is helping end a family cycle of Alzheimer’s

Jacqueline Patterson, 66, knew from a young age what Alzheimer’s looked like, but didn’t call it by its name until she started caring for her mother, Ruby, in 2008. “When I took ...

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10 doctor-recommended healthy habits

Are you looking for tangible ways to improve your health? Not sure where to start? Consider the top recommendations from the doctors at American Medical Association (AMA). “From time to time, it’s ...

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How to identify and minimize caregiver burden

Most of us have heard of caregiver burnout or are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. While we may be aware of these unique ...

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4 ways to focus on self-care

It’s no surprise that the concept of self-care is getting a lot of traction in many health and wellness circles. Self-care can improve your mental and physical health and help you be ...

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3 reasons slimming down with your sweetheart pays

It’s been well-proven that “social dieting” makes weight loss more fun and successful—especially with programs that include elements like the spirit of competition, teamwork, encouragement and, of course, gentle peer pressure (you ...

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Things you can and can’t do with Power of Attorney

Like most legal undertakings, setting up and enforcing power of attorney (POA) documents can be a confusing process. Yet, these essential tools can help aging adults and their families gain peace of ...

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Heart-healthy Valentine’s Day tips

Your sweetheart may have the key to your heart, but eating healthy and being physically active can be the key to a healthier heart. This Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweetheart with a ...

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Israeli scientists claim to have found cure for cancer

A team of scientists in Israel have claimed to have found the first complete cure for cancer and say they expect to have a complete cure within a year. Scientists from Accelterated ...

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Elder Care Plan 101: Set Yourself Up for Success as a Caregiver

How can you set yourself up for success as a caregiver? It helps to have a care plan. A care plan is a tool that professional caregivers and long-term care providers use ...

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Living happier, healthier and longer lives depends on friends and family, says AMAC

Good relationships with family and friends are key components of happy, healthy and longer lives, according to a study that has been ongoing for more than 80 years. The Harvard Study of Adult ...

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6 signs of caregiver burnout

The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks ...

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5 tips to shed those pounds in the New Year

Maybe you want more energy, or perhaps you want to lose weight and keep it off for good. Whatever your goals, a new year means a fresh start to become the best ...

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Taking steps to prevent falls

When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls ...

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4 surprising insights into life with Parkinson’s Disease

Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement ...

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