• According to a study conducted by Center for Disease Control (CDC), 96 percent of Americans believe knowing their family history is important, but only one third have actually gathered the information. Use these helpful tips to collect and share your family health history to help prevent future chronic illness.

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  • Chronic Pain: When You Should See a Doctor

    By Blair Klayko

    If you’ve ever experienced chronic pain, you know the effects go beyond hurtful physical sensations and ongoing discomfort. You’re not alone—pain is the number one reason people seek medical care. Keep reading to learn more.  

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  • Around sunset, many individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can experience heightened agitation or confusion. This is referred to as Sundowner’s Syndrome, and while there is no one explanation to the cause of the condition, you can look for these signs and symptoms to help prevent future episodes.

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  • Eight Ways to Avoid Internet Scams

    By Caroline South

    Recent scams have been identified to use email, stored payment information and personal health data for financial and identity theft. Here are nine ways to avoid Internet scams.

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  • Eight Apps You Should Download Today

    By Caroline South

    Our smartphones and tablets give us instant access to information of all kinds, right at our fingertips. They streamline our lives, keep us connected, keep us informed and keep us organized. Read below to learn about eight apps that are especially useful for older adults.

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  • 9 Ways to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat Wave

    By Margaret Schmidt

    To ensure your safety, be wise about when you choose to be outside. It’s best to avoid outdoor activities (especially those that are labor intensive) between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are most intense.  

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  • 4 Tips for Sun Safety

    By Caroline South

    We’ve all heard about the importance of sunscreen and the risks we could face if we forget to wear it. Here, we bring you a guide to sun safety, along with some lesser known tips you may find surprising.

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  • What You Need to Know About Medicare

    By Blair Klayko

    There are many misconceptions about Medicare, and knowing exactly what decisions to make for the coverage you need can be difficult. We try to break it down to help you understand how to make this decision easier.  

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  • Are Adult Coloring Books Beneficial to Your Health?

    By Maggie Cunningham

    Adult Coloring Beneficial to Health

    Everyone is coloring these days—kids and adults, with crayons and colored pencils, in books and on cellphone apps. But is this trend of adult coloring just for fun, or are there also therapeutic benefits? Despite being a recently growing trend, there is already evidence that coloring is more than a mundane task that allows us to relive our childhoods.

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  • Osteoporosis can often be a concern in the aging process. After your mid-30s, you begin to slowly lose bone mass. This disease impacts the daily lives of those it affects, so in order to prevent trouble for you and your loved ones, it’s wise to learn more about what it is, how it affects the body and what treatments are available.

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