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Seniors

Worried you may have COVID-19? Here’s what you can do

July 3, 2020

BPT Whether you’ve had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms you’re worried about, or you belong to a vulnerable population (such as being over 65), you may be worried. You also may be unsure about how or where to get tested. It’s understandable that you may have concerns about going out…

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How to help older adults avoid fraudsters during the COVID-19 pandemic

June 25, 2020

BPT Crises and upheaval have a way of bringing out the best – and, sometimes the worst – in society. That’s why, during this month focused on Elder Abuse Awareness and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to protect the online information of senior and vulnerable friends and loved ones. The…

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Engage Virtually: Tips for keeping older adults connected

June 19, 2020

Family Features Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being as people continue to distance and isolate. It can be challenging, especially for older adults, but there are ways to engage, explore and unwind.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution, so choose a few things that suit you and commit to them. Remember…

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Help is out there for struggling pet owners

June 11, 2020

BPT  In uncertain times, there is one source of comfort we can all agree upon, and it is the unconditional love provided by our beloved four-legged friends. Pets are family and are there for us when we need it most. And when tragedy strikes a family member, whether through a natural disaster, domestic abuse, a…

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Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic

June 5, 2020

FAMILY FEATURES Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you’ve worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to affect your ability to provide necessary care. Following the most up to date guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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How to use the six dimensions of wellness to choose senior living

June 5, 2020

BPT “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can,” wrote Danny Kaye, beloved Hollywood performer. Kaye’s advice certainly reflected his colorful career. It’s true that the more one expands one’s palette of experiences, the more vibrant life becomes. As you evaluate senior living communities for the…

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Three things to know about gout today

May 29, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: 3-D imaging shows uric acid build up in a person with gout. Used with permission.1 Sponsored by Horizon Therapeutics BPT An estimated 9 million Americans are living with gout,2 but despite its prevalence, many misconceptions keep people from prioritizing getting the help they need to address this debilitating condition. Why is it important…

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Polycystic Kidney Disease: Is it hiding in your genes?

May 22, 2020

BPT Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys and for those affected by this condition, nearly 50% will experience End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) by age 60. According to the National Kidney Foundation, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) accounts for as many as 90% of all polycystic kidney disease…

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Men’s Health Matters

May 15, 2020

Five tips to maintain overall wellbeing FAMILY FEATURES While family history and age cannot be changed, there are everyday steps men can follow to take charge of their health, including prostate health, and maybe even prevent problems down the road. Consider these tips to help lead a healthier lifestyle. Get checked out regularly. Just because…

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Five tips for celebrating Mother’s Day from afar

May 8, 2020

BPT This Mother’s Day, you may not be able to be with your mom in person due to social distancing. The time apart may be difficult for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t honor your beloved mom in other thoughtful ways that don’t require person-to-person contact. The point is to remember her on her…

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Seniors

Worried you may have COVID-19? Here’s what you can do

July 3, 2020

BPT Whether you’ve had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms you’re worried about,...

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