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Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. 

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Gloves And The Great Covid PPE Hunt

I recently received a call from two front-line workers who are caring for an elderly friend of mine. “We’re just about out of gloves,” the personal care attendant worker said.

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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion

Since the start of the pandemic, the public has been barraged by conflicting messages.

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As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”?

Someone once said we discover who we really are as we age. I used to wonder if that was true.

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Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming?

As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus, one question is on a lot of people’s minds: Are we already seeing, or will we eventually see, a second wave of the virus?

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Souvenirs Bring Back Past Adventures

My body is home, but my mind is roaming the globe. I’m stalking endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, interacting with animals and people in the Amazon.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal.

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Trump’s Take On COVID Testing Misses Public Health Realities

President Donald Trump sought to downplay the numbers associated with COVID-19 in the United States by arguing that the soaring national count was simply the result of superior testing.

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How To Celebrate The 4th Of July During The Pandemic

03 July 2020

With 4th of July fast approaching and states reopening economies, many people understandably have a strong desire to be out of their homes and socializing.

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Financial Playbook: Beware Of Overhyped Strategies

29 June 2020

Investments that are enthusiastically pushed by commission-earning salespeople may not be the best for your financial health.

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Heart-Healthy Cooking With Pantry Items

28 June 2020

The pantry may be the secret to avoiding numerous trips to the supermarket. It’s a way to maintain safe social distancing while still eating heart-healthy dishes.

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Davetta Brooks lives in a building for low-income seniors on Chicago’s Near West Side. Residents are not wearing masks or gloves to guard against the coronavirus, she said: “They’re touching everything on the elevator, in the laundry room. And anybody and everybody’s relatives and friends are coming in and out with no scrutiny.” (Nolis Anderson for KHN)

Seniors In Low-Income Housing Live In Fear Of COVID Infection

27 June 2020

Davetta Brooks, 75, who has heart failure, a fractured hip and macular degeneration, is afraid.

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Why Do More Women Have Alzheimer’s Than Men?

25 June 2020

Middle-aged women are more likely than men to have changes in the brain related to Alzheimer’s disease, as detected by imaging, even when there are no differences in thinking and memory.

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Coronavirus Deadly To Those Over 80, But Many Are Surviving

22 June 2020

Anna Marie Bresnan, who lives at Philadelphia Protestant Home, a retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, is 84 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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