• The Benefits of Palliative Care

    By Craig Layne

    Palliative care is a resource for people living with a serious illness, but studies show it is underutilized. Learn more about what services are offered through palliative care to help you make future care decisions for yourself or a loved one. 

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  • Seven Simple Steps to Stay Healthy this Winter

    By Mel Bearns

    The winter season can be a challenging time for us to stay healthy. Days are shorter, the temperature drops, and we spend more time indoors breathing dry, recirculated air. Here are seven proven tips to help you stay healthy so you can enjoy and share this special time of year with family and friends.

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  • Fresh Start: Be Good to Your Heart This Year

    By Blair Klayko

    The beginning of a new year is always a great time to wipe the slate clean and take a fresh look at your health. As a national partner with the American Heart Association, we realize the importance of taking care of your heart and want to make sure you know the key factors that can improve your heart health.

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  • As you can imagine, the volume of traveling done during the holidays adds to the increased risk of catching a cold and being exposed to other potential illnesses. If you're planning to travel by plane, use this checklist to help you stay well in flight.

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  • 4 Ways Dancing Can Improve the Aging Process

    By Mike Ogburn

    Recent research shows that dance may benefit older adults in more ways than one – improving coordination, keeping memory sharp, providing exercise and creating social bonds. If you or a loved one is looking to delay aging effects on your brain and body, consider reading through these benefits at length.

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  • When you are caring for a loved one with dementia on your own, the days can become physically and emotionally draining.  Try these ten ways to spend time with your loved one to help improve quality of life for you both - easing some of your burden, easing their anxiety and encouraging engagement. 

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  • 10 Creative Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom or Dad

    By Blair Klayko

    If you’re caring for an aging loved one, your schedule may be even more hectic during the holiday season as you juggle work, plan for gatherings and continue the valuable support you provide. These gift ideas may help you determine what to give to your aging loved one.

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  • 7 Ways Hospice Care Is Misunderstood

    By Blair Klayko

    When a person is nearing the end of their journey with a disease or chronic condition, it can be difficult for both their professional care team and their loved ones to discuss options and decide the best route for care. However, most families who choose hospice care say that they wish they had started receiving the benefits sooner. Here are explanations about seven ways hospice care is misunderstood to help you make the best decision for your loved one.

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  • How to Partner With Your Loved One’s Physician for Dementia Care

    By Ronald J. Crossno, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM

    Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful and you may have a lot of questions. It’s important to arm yourself with resources and know how to communicate with your loved one’s physician. Learn one physician's perspective on how families and physicians can work well together.

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  • Your Flu Season Checklist

    By Blair Klayko

    As the season for cold and flu approaches, here are a few helpful tips to help you take control of your health now or treat symptoms if you are already experiencing them.

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