Patients in ER Confused About Emergency Contact Question

Most people have their emergency contacts stored on their mobile phone or written down and with them. It’s important you have that information available if you have to go to the emergency room. But even more critical is having ...

 
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Venture Capitalists Investing in Aging Body Systems

More and more venture capitalists are choosing to invest in  medical research and product industries. These investors who focus on start-up ideas and small companies that aren’t able to acquire public funding for their enterprises have been the bell ...

 
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Viewing Aging Positively is Good For Mental Health

There have been many research studies on the power of positive thinking. One of the most effective forms of therapy techniques is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps people re-frame negative thinking patterns into a more constructive, affirmative view. A ...

 
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“The Boomer List” Explores a Generation’s Influences

This could easily be called the year of the baby boomer. The milestone being celebrated throughout the media, including AARP’s “Boomers @ 50+,” is the last of the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) turning 50 this year. A new documentary, “The Boomer List,” ...

 
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Disaster Preparedness Tips for Seniors

Fall is a beautiful time of year and a favorite season for many people. But with fall comes some unpredictable weather patterns. On the Atlantic seaboard and other geographic areas of the U.S., September and October can be bad ...

 
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Brain-Health Tips for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is Word Alzheimer’s Month and a reminder that one of the best things to do for your health at any age is take good care of your brain.
 
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Surprising Study Shows Senior Malnutrition Not Diagnosed

It’s not unexpected that many older adults aren’t getting adequate nutrition. What is surprising is the type of seniors who are malnourished. We might expect those with dementia or ill to not be eating well due to cognitive ...

 
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Multigenerational Living Trend Continues

Several of my friends are living in multigenerational households. Some of their arrangements are by design and others a result of unplanned life events. Whether it’s a college-aged child moving home to save money while job-hunting, a senior choosing ...

 
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Clear Out Clutter for Peace of Mind

As summer turns to fall, people start thinking about heading back inside, nesting and getting cozy for cooler weather. Yard work and gardening tasks that kept us busy spring and summer will be put aside. It may not seem like ...

 
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Risk of Stroke Has Declined the Last Two Decades

A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD found a 24 percent reduction in first-time strokes in the last two decades. Also encouraging was a 20 percent decline in deaths following a stroke.
 
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