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Strength for life helps keep joints limber

By Wayne Phillips Remember the old spiritual song, Dem Bones?: “The hip bone’s connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone’s connected to the knee bone…” and so on. The lyrics perfectly illustrate the function of joints – to connect and enable “Dem Bones” to move. Joints are always switched on and they’re an indispensible […]

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Do vitamins block disease?

There’s more disappointing news about multivitamins: Two major studies found popping the pills didn’t protect aging men’s brains or help heart attack survivors.

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Spinach really does benefit your eyes

By Dr. Steven Nielsen The health of our eyes is largely dependent on how we take care of them over the course of our lives. This includes eating foods that are beneficial to eye health. In addition to the foods we eat, the following are important and easy ways to protect our eyes: •Wear sunglass […]

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Women’s eye health primer

By Dr. Jean Keamy Since women typically live longer than men, they are at greater risk for developing vision-inhibiting conditions and diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Thus, they have a particular incentive to have their eyes comprehensively examined, especially as they get older. In addition, there are a number of autoimmune diseases — […]

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Your kidneys and you: How to stay healthy

By Judith Boyko Many of us don’t pay much attention to our kidneys — until we have to. Our kidneys, according to The American Kidney Fund, are “like a pasta strainer or filter. (They) keep some things in your body that you need, and get rid of other things that you don’t.” The kidneys also do […]

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Aging is not for sissies: Community can help

As movie legend Bette Davis said, “Old age is no place for sissies.” Those of us navigating this path are all too familiar with the losses and financial and health challenges that confront us with each day.

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