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Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history

My first thought was that I must have taken a wrong turn. Surely this couldn’t be the destination known as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, perched on the Gulf coast of Alabama.

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Researchers Rethink Alzheimer’s, Diversifying The Drug Search

When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage.

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In Search Of Age-Friendly Health Care

A month ago, during a visit to her doctor’s office in Sequim, Wash., Sue Christensen fell to her knees in the bathroom when her legs suddenly gave out.

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Viking River Cruises Offers Carefree European Travel

It was early morning as our Viking long ship, Alruna, docked in the little town of Breisach, Germany.

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Your Estate Plan Should Match Your Life Stage

Having and estate plan that matches your stage of life is important. It’s not as simple as your age.

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To Color Or Not to Color? That Is the Question

We’ve all seen those women. They look gorgeous in gray or silver hair.

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Solo Agers: 3 Steps To Keep Happier And Safer

Many people won’t have children to look after them as they age, either because they didn’t have kids or the ones they have aren’t available or reliable.

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Let’s Keep The Wellness Conversation Going

I feel a deep need to respond to the recent and ongoing demonization of the ”Wellness Diet.”

More Roth IRA conversions allowed

09 April 2010

In retirement, your paycheck might go away, but taxes won’t. Still your tax bill can be hard to predict. To have some control over how much you pay the government each year, you should have both taxable and non-taxable accounts from which to draw your retirement income.

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Little-known infection a danger to seniors

09 April 2010

In mid-July, Arthur J. Sommas 86-year-old father fell at his home in Waterbury. He went to Waterbury Hospital for treatment of a compressed disk. After a nine-day stay, he was released to a convalescent home to recuperate.

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Americans turn to technology to manage chronic ailments at home

09 April 2010

Technology has revolutionized how Americans manage chronic diseases, empowering us to monitor important health indicators in the comfort of our own homes. From monitoring blood pressure and blood oxygen levels to the electronic transmission of health information, technology is helping us take better charge of our own health.

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Identifying and preventing cataracts, part 1

06 April 2010

Many of you may wonder what a cataract is. Is family history important to the development of a cataract? Can you prevent cataracts ? Will cataracts cause blindness? How are cataracts fixed?

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More news you need to know about cataracts

06 April 2010

In last month’s article, I discussed what a cataract is. For those of you who may have missed the article, I will summarize. The lens in the eye acts much like a lens in a camera. It focuses images we see onto the retina that is analogous to film in a camera. When we are […]

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Oral health and missing teeth linked to wellbeing

06 April 2010

The treatment, management and prevention of oral diseases in older people will improve not only the condition of the mouth, but also overall health and well-being.

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