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8:34 AM / Friday December 13, 2019

Seniors

Manage grief with grace this holiday season

December 5, 2019

Family Features Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be particularly challenging.  Mental and physical preparation are your best tools for managing the feelings that may accompany holidays. While family members, particularly children, may want things to be…

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Seven tips to help choose your health plan during open enrollment

October 11, 2019

BPT Open enrollment season is here, a time when millions of Americans across the country have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for 2020. To help guide you during this important time, Elena McFann, regional CEO with UnitedHealthcare, shares the following tips that may help lead you to better health and…

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Take a Holistic Approach to Self-Care

August 2, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES While you aim to live a full, happy life, achieving it starts with protecting your most valuable asset: your health. Though the pace of life and other external variables can hinder you from putting your health first, self-care should not be ignored. Proactively taking care of your physical and mental health is one…

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Ask the expert: Vision health as you age

June 28, 2019

BPT Many people expect their eyesight to decline with age – perhaps requiring a stronger eyeglass prescription or “readers.” Some vision changes are linked to age, but there are steps to consider to help our eyes stay as healthy as possible. Dr. Linda Chous, OD, chief eye care officer, UnitedHealthcare, answered the following questions: 1….

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Five tips to help manage symptoms of perimenopause

June 21, 2019

BPT Going through hot flashes? You’re not alone. If you’re a woman in your 40s, you may have started experiencing the normal symptoms of perimenopause, which is a natural transition that occurs during the years leading up to menopause. During perimenopause, which can last anywhere from a few months to nearly a decade for some…

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Four key decisions to help memorialize a loved one

June 14, 2019

FAMILY FEATURES Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning. In fact, nearly 3 in 5 Americans aren’t confident they could plan a funeral for themselves, let alone a loved one, according to a survey conducted by RememberingALife.com, which was created by the National Funeral Directors Association…

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Men’s Health Month in June: A time to take action

June 7, 2019

Good health for men often depends on wellness awareness and early screenings BPT The statistics for men’s health are alarming. For men, life expectancy is 76.3 years; for women, it’s 81.2 years. The Kaiser Family Foundation points out that nearly 71 percent of men are at risk of being overweight or obese, compared to 59…

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Savvy Senior: Adaptive gardening: Tips and tools for older gardeners

May 17, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good tools and tips for senior gardeners? My 77-year-old mother loves to work in the garden but over the past few years has been plagued by injuries.  Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, Aches, pains and injuries are not uncommon among older gardeners. Because gardening is such a physical activity…

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Manage grief with grace this holiday season

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Family Features Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with...

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