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Boomers: 5 daily tactics to defy aging in 10 minutes or less

Boomers: 5 daily tactics to defy aging in 10 minutes or less

Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying…

Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing

Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing

As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing,…

Selecting a Medicare plan: making the right choice

Selecting a Medicare plan: making the right choice

Seventy percent of people 64 and older say that selecting the right Medicare coverage impacts their ability to live a healthy life, according to a national survey of Medicare-eligible Americans…

The ‘hearing bone’s’ connected to the what?

The ‘hearing bone’s’ connected to the what?

Once upon a time, before people knew any better, they thought that hearing loss was simply a part of growing older – something not worth doing much about. They were…

What you don’t know about pain can hurt you

What you don’t know about pain can hurt you

You may not like it, but when you feel pain, your body is trying to tell you something. In most cases, it’s to stop what you’re doing. (“Ouch, that stove…

Eye diseases may go unnoticed in individuals with diabetes

Eye diseases may go unnoticed in individuals with diabetes

With more than 8 percent of the American population having been diagnosed with diabetes, regular dilated eye exams are critical to prevent vision loss. Diabetes is a disease that interferes…

Are there any investment ‘bargains’ left?

Are there any investment ‘bargains’ left?

Although everyone loves a bargain, they are often very hard to find. Usually, the best time to find a bargain is when a product is out of favor with buyers.…

Seniors: Create an independent, restful and peaceful home setting

Seniors: Create an independent, restful and peaceful home setting

Senior living is a time for rest and relaxation, and the home is the first place to incorporate a comfortable and spa-like living quarters. The chaos of raising children has…

Move over carrots: other key nutrients for healthy vision

Move over carrots: other key nutrients for healthy vision

Popeye trumps Bugs Bunny – at least for your eyes. An overwhelming majority of Americans – 89 percent – identify carrots as the best food to eat to ensure healthy…

Why older adults must understand their flu vaccine options and get vaccinated

Why older adults must understand their flu vaccine options and get vaccinated

With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as “the flu”) – the flu vaccine. What many older…

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