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Coping with the Pain of Shingles

Coping with the Pain of Shingles

Ask anyone who has developed shingles and they’ll tell you that it’s one of the most painful health issues you can experience. Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. For most people, chickenpox is a common childhood disease that causes severe itching and discomfort as it runs its…


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Diabetes and Aging… What You Need to Know

In the United States, it has been estimated that roughly 30 million people (approximately 9 percent of the total population) have diabetes. These numbers have been steadily trending upward for decades and the cause is generally attributed to rising rates of obesity and the increasing consumption of sugars and highly processed foods. Additionally, aging can…


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Categories:  General Health

Preventing Strokes Starts With Healthy Living

Having a stroke is one of the scariest and most life-altering medical issues you can suffer because it attacks your brain. And it does so suddenly, with little warning. A stroke is caused by a loss of blood to the brain that happens when there’s an obstruction in the blood supply or a blood vessel…


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Breast Cancer and Aging – What It Means For You

Since 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has taken place every October to educate people about breast cancer, specifically how women can protect themselves from it by focusing on early detection. Everywhere you look throughout the month, you can expect to see pink, the official color of this important effort, from pink ribbons and pink…


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7 Tips to Help Build Social Connections And Prolong Life

When you hit your sixties and seventies, there’s no shortage of friends and family who want to share their advice with you on how to improve your health and live longer. And a lot of it is probably good advice encouraging you to eat better, get some exercise and reduce your stress. As it turns…


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September is Healthy Aging Month! Here are 10 Ways to Feel Better as You Age

Aging is a natural part of life that starts the day we’re born and lasts throughout your life. The only reason people don’t think about it until they hit middle age is because that’s when you start to feel it. However, aging doesn’t have to be a painful, unpleasant experience. In fact, there are many…


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Categories:  Living Younger

Ask Your Doctor About Cheaper Generic Prescriptions

One of the biggest challenges facing Americans as they age is the cost of their prescription medications. And this is a problem that doesn’t look like it will go away anytime soon as prices continue to increase. According to a 2016 AARP survey of nearly 2,000 adults over the age of 50, 81 percent of…


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Categories:  General Health

The 5 Most Common Reasons For Trouble Sleeping

While there is a lot of scientific debate and still much to be discovered regarding why we sleep and what happens when we’re sleeping, there’s one thing we can all agree on: sleep is important. And while we may not understand everything about sleep, we know that a lack of sleep can cause problems, including…


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Categories:  General Health

Feel Better as You Age by Exercising: Part 2

Remember, from our last blog, “Feel Better As You Age By Exercising,” your purpose for exercising is to stay healthy enough to continue participating in the activities you enjoy, which is why we focus on aerobics, strength, balance and flexibility. Each of these directly affect your ability to be independent and move around. Aerobic Health…


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Feel Better as You Age by Exercising

As we age, our bodies naturally go through quite a few changes, many of which we all wish we could avoid. Well, there is actually a “fountain of youth” that many people 65 and older take advantage of to slow down the aging process and feel better well into their eighties and nineties. It’s called…


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Categories:  General Health


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