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Prescription for a healthy holiday: Tips to safeguard your medicines

For many people, the holiday season means extra visits with family and friends, creating fun memories, sharing traditions and enjoying the warm glow of family. With all the decorating and…

Healthy eating at holiday parties? It’s possible

The holidays bring a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among…

Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal

Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what? Maybe it’s the only time of year you set…

Tips for helping reduce the burden of Alzheimer’s caregiving

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias is exceptionally demanding, and especially challenging. The caregiving needs of people living with Alzheimer’s are not only often more extensive, but are…

Stopping at Nothing: A 69-Year-Old BMX Racer Overcomes Her Joint Pain

Ever since her 20s, Kittie Weston-Knauer had experienced osteoarthritis (OA) pain in her hips and knees, but it never stopped her from staying active. In her 40s, she even picked…

50+: Can these be the best years of your life?

“You can be one of those people who live in the past and relive the glory days, but I’m living the best days of my life now,” said Bill, a…

One man’s struggle with PTSD, 40 years later

Bobby Barrera’s career as a Marine ended abruptly at age 21. While in Vietnam, on his first mission, a land mine explosion took his right hand at the wrist and…

Pets help seniors stay healthier and happier, wherever they live, studies show

French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette once said, “Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” Pets provide meaningful social support for owners, and they can be especially beneficial for seniors.…

Looking for balance? Fighting fatigue? Your diet might be a place to start

Adults today are constantly searching for balance in life. While balance can be broadly defined, in simple terms it is rooted in equal proportions. The human body demands an equilibrium…

Take precautions in the heat – lifesaving tips

From tornadoes and floods to hail and lightning storms, the United States experiences a broad array of extreme weather. Fatalities do occur, but many people are surprised to learn that…

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