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What Seniors Need to Know About CBD

What Seniors Need to Know About CBD

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It seems like everyone’s talking about cannabidiol (CBD) oil now that many U.S. states have legalized the use and sale of medical marijuana. CBD is hyped for helping with a range ...

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Kidney Stones Becoming More Common: What Can You Do About It?

Kidney Stones Becoming More Common: What Can You Do About It?

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Kidney stones are known for causing extreme pain. Passing a stone can feel like “giving birth to a porcupine,” according to a quote on the AARP’s website. Recent reports say that ...

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The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

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Vitamin D is essential for maintaining many aspects of good health. Research shows that vitamin D promotes strong bones, and it also may help prevent certain types of cancer, mood ...

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Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

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If you’re considering signing up for a medical alert system, the chances are that you understand the importance of being prepared for an emergency. The need to be prepared has ...

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Is Midlife Playing Havoc With Women’s Sleep?

Is Midlife Playing Havoc With Women’s Sleep?

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The average caregiver is a 49-year-old female, according to statistics provided by the Family Caregiver Alliance. And a new report shows that on top of the strain that caregiving ...

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Stay Active With These Walking Tips for Seniors

Stay Active With These Walking Tips for Seniors

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We all know that eating well and staying active is the key to maintaining our health. And when it comes to exercise, walking is one of the best for older adults because it imparts ...

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New Evidence that Drinking Alcohol is Good for Your Brain

New Evidence that Drinking Alcohol is Good for Your Brain

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You’ve probably heard that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may be good for your heart. And now, a large, long-term study that followed nearly 1,400 older adults for 29 years ...

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Tips for Savvy International Senior Travel

Tips for Savvy International Senior Travel

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The retirement years and beyond seem to be made for traveling. You have more free time and fewer responsibilities at home. Many seniors continue to cross international ...

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Beware of Backyard Pests: How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Beware of Backyard Pests: How to Keep Mosquitoes Away

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Scientists have learned that pesky mosquitoes really do prefer to dine on some people more than others. A few factors that make you more attractive to these vexing insects include ...

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Live Longer and Healthier with These Seven Tips

Live Longer and Healthier with These Seven Tips

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Did you know that genetics only account for 25 percent of your longevity? The remaining 75 percent is within your control. Here are seven significant scientific findings of how to ...

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Yoga for Seniors

Yoga for Seniors

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What reduces stress and anxiety and makes it less likely that a senior will fall and get hurt? You probably guessed it, yoga! Yoga is a practice with origins in ancient India. ...

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Do You Know About These 5 Surprising Causes of Memory Loss?

Do You Know About These 5 Surprising Causes of Memory Loss?

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It’s easy to worry that a forgotten name or misplaced set of keys might mean that you are heading toward an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, especially since it’s being reported that the ...

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Male Caregivers: Working Hard and Often Overlooked

Male Caregivers: Working Hard and Often Overlooked

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The month of June: Not only is that the time we celebrate Father’s Day in the United States, but did you know that June is also National Men’s Health Month? The purpose of Men’s ...

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What Will Happen to Your Pet If You’re Gone?

What Will Happen to Your Pet If You’re Gone?

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Pets have become more and more like a part of the family. However, if a pet owner dies or requires lengthy hospitalization, overwhelmed family members and possibly even strangers, ...

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Drinking Tea May Cut Your Risk of Dementia in Half

Drinking Tea May Cut Your Risk of Dementia in Half

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Each day, millions of Americans enjoy drinking tea, and if you’re one of the people who drinks tea every day, you may be doing something good for your brain. A new study at the ...

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Aging Skin Care Essentials

Aging Skin Care Essentials

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As we get older, our skin undergoes changes and becomes less plump and smooth. That’s because skin naturally starts to become thinner and has less subcutaneous fat over time. It ...

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Older Adults: How to Get More Energy

Older Adults: How to Get More Energy

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Do you feel too tired to do all the things you’d like to do? Low energy and fatigue are among the most common complaints that doctors hear from patients of all ages. Thankfully, a ...

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Digestive Problems Affecting Seniors and When You Should Worry

Digestive Problems Affecting Seniors and When You Should Worry

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Digestive problems can strike at any age, but 40 percent of older adults experience at least one age-related digestive symptom every year. The good news is that aging doesn’t ...

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Hip Fracture Basics: Prevention and Treatment

Hip Fracture Basics: Prevention and Treatment

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It’s not easy to recover from a hip fracture when you’re 65 or older. You’ll probably require surgery, and it can take you up to one year to completely heal. And the truth is, ...

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Feeling Down? Try Watching Fish in an Aquarium

Feeling Down? Try Watching Fish in an Aquarium

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Fish tanks in the home are believed to bring wealth and good fortune to the people who live there, according to the ancient art and science of feng shui. And in more recent times, ...

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Get Help for Balance Disorders to Prevent Falls

Get Help for Balance Disorders to Prevent Falls

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As we age, many of us start to experience problems with our sense of balance. Balance disorders are one of the culprits for falls, which are the leading cause of injury-related ...

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A Surprising Cause of Falls in Seniors

A Surprising Cause of Falls in Seniors

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Researchers have found a surprising reason behind many senior falls. A study conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital estimates that between 20 and 45 percent of older ...

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Does Your Need for Sleep Change Over Time?

Does Your Need for Sleep Change Over Time?

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Getting enough good-quality sleep is vital for staying healthy and maintaining a high quality of life. Sleep needs and patterns do change with age, for example, children require ...

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6 Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

6 Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

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If you live far away from your senior parent, you might be wondering what you can do to help from a distance. About 34 million Americans provide unpaid caregiving to an adult over ...

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Keep Creative for a Better Brain

Keep Creative for a Better Brain

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The benefits of creative endeavors for older adults is clear. When people learn new things in new ways, their brains stay younger and more agile. They may even be less vulnerable ...

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Four Ways to Help a Loved One Maintain Independence and a Sense of Control

Four Ways to Help a Loved One Maintain Independence and a Sense of Control

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If you provide caregiving for an elderly parent, you may find it a struggle to keep a balance between doing too much for them and not doing enough. This dilemma is complicated ...

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5 Secrets of a Happy, Long Marriage

5 Secrets of a Happy, Long Marriage

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While every successful couple has their own recipe for a vibrant, happy marriage, relationship experts find that lovebirds who stay together happily over many years have a few ...

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Caregivers: How to Find Time to Care for Yourself

Caregivers: How to Find Time to Care for Yourself

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Many of us are caregivers even though we may not realize that title applies to us. When you provide unpaid help to a loved one with a disability, illness, memory problem or simply ...

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Sitting Too Long Each Day Speeds Up Aging: What You Can Do About It?

Sitting Too Long Each Day Speeds Up Aging: What You Can Do About It?

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You’re probably aware of all the recent attention in the news that sitting too much can lead to serious health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Now, a ...

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Tips for Seniors Considering Dog Ownership

Tips for Seniors Considering Dog Ownership

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If you have reached retirement age or beyond, you are at a wonderful time of life to welcome a companion animal into your home. Now you may have more time to spend with a dog, and ...

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