Waiting to Call for Help?

A study finds that half of people who suffer with a heart attack fail to immediately call an ambulance for help. This delays the diagnosis which could potentially worsen their odds of survival. People who found another way to...

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Warm up to Hot Cocoa

Hot chocolate is one of life’s simple pleasures and one that definitely makes November through February more enjoyable. But did you know that a daily mug of hot chocolate could help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and...

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Like This: Social Media Use on the Rise

Social media is a digital gathering place, allowing people of all generations to connect, communicate, and share a common interest. Despite the myth that older people can’t manage technology, retirees are flocking to social media at a rapid pace....

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Should I Be Screened?

Should I or shouldn’t I? That’s the question that men face when it comes to being screened for prostate cancer. According to the National Health Institute statistics, 11.6 percent of men will have prostate cancer at some point in...

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Bored with Walking Routines?

It’s no secret that exercise is an essential part of staying healthy. That doesn’t mean we need to hit the gym every day, although it is a good idea when possible. Walking is an easy form of physical activity...

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“Thinking” on Brain Games

People who play board games, cards, chess, bingo, and checkers are more likely to stay mentally sharp later in life, a study suggests.  People in their 70’s who regularly play board games score higher on tests of memory and...

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Tinkle Tinkle – No Star

Nocturia is when a person must wake up multiple times at night to pass urine. Nocturia can negatively affect a person’s quality of life by interrupting sleep, increasing nighttime fall risk, and causing fatigue and/or depression. This condition becomes...

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Tips for Self-Care

The physical and emotional demands of caring for a loved one can be exhausting.  Older caregivers are not the only ones putting their health and well-being at risk. Baby boomers are “aging” to the occasion. People who have assumed...

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Is Salt Essential?

Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. Everyone needs salt for fluid balance, as well as muscle and nerve functions.  Salt is an essential nutrient that the body is unable to produce by itself. The human body needs...

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Long-Distance Caregivers

What is a long-distance caregiver? According to the National Institute on Aging, a long-distance caregiver is someone who lives an hour or more away from a person who needs care. This kind of care can range from helping with...

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