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12:01 AM / Monday April 6, 2020

Seniors

Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

January 23, 2020

Family Features By 2050, the senior population (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is expected to triple over the next 30 years. As the aging population increases, some 11.3 million seniors are living alone, according to…

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Five Questions to Ask When Planning for Long-Term Care

January 17, 2020

Family Features You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care service and support in his or her lifetime, according to the U.S….

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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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