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Seniors

Commit to getting the care you need as you age

December 31, 2020

Family Features Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, living longer does not automatically mean living healthier or happier. In fact, nearly 61%  of people in America aged 65 and older live with…

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Seniors: Get Your Flu Shot – It’s Important!

December 24, 2020

Family Features Getting vaccinated for the flu is more important than ever. Not only will a flu shot help keep you and your family healthy, it can help reduce the strain on the healthcare system and keep hospital beds and other medical resources available for people with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).   This is no ordinary…

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How to combat isolation and loneliness among older adults

December 4, 2020

BPT Feeling a sense of connection and belonging with others is a basic human need. But unfortunately for many older adults, social isolation and loneliness are on the rise, especially because of the necessary social distancing since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The good news is, there are concrete strategies that caregivers and family members alike…

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Simple ways to safely bring joy to seniors during the holidays

November 26, 2020

BPT Many seniors and their loved ones are taking special precautions to stay healthy, including limiting or eliminating visits and other activities that can cause COVID-19 to spread. That’s because the older you are, the higher your risk of severe illness from the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While these…

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Five tips: How to create your own private spa at home

November 20, 2020

BPT As Americans are spending more time at home in response to the pandemic, many are looking for ways to turn their living spaces into retreats of calm, comfort and well-being. For some people, that means major renovations. For others, it means making select improvements designed to add more tranquility and enjoyment to their lives….

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Veterans Day 2020: A different time, and a time to make a difference

November 13, 2020

BPT We hear a lot today about recognizing those people who have made a difference for our country and for our citizens. On Veterans Day, we recognize the many Americans who have made a profound impact on our nation and our future through their service in the U.S. military. In 1918, at the 11th hour,…

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Comparing Medicare plans can save you money

November 6, 2020

Medicare open enrollment is here. With plan premiums at historic lows, now’s the time to review your coverage options Family Features Medicare’s Open Enrollment gives people with Medicare the opportunity to sign up for health or prescription drug plans, or make changes to their existing health plans or prescription drug plans for coverage beginning Jan….

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Five tips for managing high cholesterol

October 23, 2020

Family Features High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke, but typically shows no symptoms. Understanding the role cholesterol plays, potential risk factors and how to manage it are important aspects of protecting your heart health. LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) is considered “bad” cholesterol because…

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Should we really get 10,000 steps a day?

October 16, 2020

What science says about how much daily walking actually makes you healthier By Jill Waldbieser, If you haven’t noticed — from the parade huffing by your suburban window every morning or the crowds you encounter at the nearby nature path — walking is big right now. The Rails to Trails conservancy charts a nearly 200…

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