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What You Should Know Before Elective Procedures Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function Gloves And The Great Covid PPE Hunt Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”? Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming? Souvenirs Bring Back Past Adventures The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks
 
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What You Should Know Before Elective Procedures

Hospitals, outpatient clinics and physicians’ practices have started providing elective medical procedures; services that had been suspended for several months.

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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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Medications Prescribed To Older People Causing Harm

06 June 2020

Millions of people around the world over the age of 70 are taking at least one medication every day that is causing them more harm than good, leading to falls, confusion, hospitalization and even death.

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Men’s Health Month: 5 Tips for Dad this Father’s Day

05 June 2020

The best gift you can give dad is the encouragement for him to lead a healthy lifestyle all year round.

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Dentists Charge Extra For Infection Control

04 June 2020

After nearly two months at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Erica Schoenradt was making plans in May to see her dentist for a checkup.

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Ophthalmologists Are Ready To See You

03 June 2020

No one can tell you when it will be safe to go back to the hair salon, when the kids will return to school or when you can hug your grandchildren again.

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Eating Habits: Pandemic Impact On Healthy Dining, Shopping

02 June 2020

Most people in their 50s and older were capable home cooks just before COVID-19 struck America, but only 5 percent had ordered groceries online, according to a new national poll.

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Pandemic Reveals Need For Nursing Facility Overhaul

01 June 2020

On May Day, I received a confidential call from a person who works in a Massachusetts nursing facility. Many of the elders and staff are COVID positive — including herself.

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