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Foods For Healthy Aging Are You An Easygoing Pack Rat Or An Uptight Purger? A Visit To Utah’s National Parks Offers Grandeur Those Over 65 More Likely To Pass on Fake News Tips For Making Resolutions Work When Needs Arise, Older Women Have One Another’s Backs Is It Too Late For Me To Apply For Medicaid Benefits? Croatia: Mediterranean Tourist Resort With Old World Charm
 
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Foods For Healthy Aging

Eating healthy becomes more necessary as the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and other age-related conditions increases as you get older.

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Are You An Easygoing Pack Rat Or An Uptight Purger?

Can you sit in a messy room without going out of your mind? I take a deep breath each time I walk into my husband’s home office.

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A Visit To Utah’s National Parks Offers Grandeur

A variety of opportunities can be experienced when exploring the five national parks that are strung across southern Utah like jewels on a necklace.

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Those Over 65 More Likely To Pass on Fake News

A percentage of Americans, less than 9 percent, shared links to so-called “fake news” sites on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election campaign.

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Tips For Making Resolutions Work

Studies have shown that about 41 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving their goals.

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When Needs Arise, Older Women Have One Another’s Backs

Like many women aging alone, Eileen Kobrin worried that an accident could compromise her independence.

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Is It Too Late For Me To Apply For Medicaid Benefits?

Many erroneously feel it is too late to do any planning and that their only option is to spend down all their money before they apply for Medicaid benefits.

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Croatia: Mediterranean Tourist Resort With Old World Charm

As I strolled along ancient ramparts that encircle a small medieval city, the view changed with each twist and turn.

‘TV Guide’ on aging and pop culture

24 February 2011

Barbara Streisand, old? Diane Keaton, old? Michael Douglas? Steve Martin? Jane Fonda? Maybe it’s me, but I just don’t think of these entertainers as being old. Yet, there they were — featured online on the homepage of TVGuide.com in a pictorial story titled, “Old People We Love.” As I flipped through the photos and bios, […]

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Funky trip into rural Virginia’s past

24 February 2011

By Victor Block MADISON COUNTY, VA — The intersection of two narrow roads that is the closest thing to the center of Syria, Virginia— population about 370 — is the site of the Syria Mercantile Company. It was there that my recent journey into the countryside, as well as the past, began. Three men rocked […]

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Baby boomers near 65 with retirements in jeopardy

24 February 2011

“The situation is extremely serious because baby boomers have not saved very effectively for retirement and are still retiring too early,” said Olivia Mitchell, director of the Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Right at Home: Decor comes with a British vibe

24 February 2011

Goodbye, Paris. Hello, London! While the French capital’s been dear to home decorators for several years, we’re seeing the look of London more and more in the newest furnishings and accessories.

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Book demolishes myth that 50 is the new 30

24 February 2011

Chapter by chapter, Jackson takes on topics about which much ink has been spilled since the first boomer qualified for a senior discount. These include menopause (a nightmare) and the related topic of sex after menopause (try sex toys); diet and exercise (essential), and how they might stave off age-related disease (along with MRIs, EKGs […]

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Every patient has questions about hearing aids, Part 1

24 February 2011

By Dr. Robert Mario Which hearing aid will work best for me? A hearing aid should be selected that best suits your needs and lifestyle. It also depends on the kind and severity of your hearing loss. If you have hearing loss in both of your ears, two hearing aids are recommended because they provide […]

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