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Seniors

Get moving to treat and prevent arthritis

November 21, 2010

More than just aches and pains, arthritis is a chronic disease that damages joints and can lead to loss of function or disability. In fact, it is the most common cause of disability in the United States, affecting 50 million Americans or 22 percent of the total population.

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New in-home solutions help local elderly live with Alzheimer’s

November 14, 2010

Half of all Americans know someone who has Alzheimer’s disease. For one third of us, that person is a family member. The growing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease among seniors is an increasing national concern, particularly now as we sit on the cusp of an unprecedented demographic shift.

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Understanding Roth IRA conversions

October 24, 2010

With pensions disappearing and reductions in employer match programs, it is important for Americans to consider financial planning tools that address long-term retirement and tax situations. One such tool is the Roth IRA.

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How to get help with Medicare enrollment

October 17, 2010

Dear Savvy Senior

Where can I get some help with my Medicare questions? I’m approaching 65 – Medicare enrollment age – and am confused with all the different options that are available today. What can you tell me?

Confused Retiree

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Five things to know about the 2010-2011 flu season

October 11, 2010

Last year’s flu season turned out to be less severe than initially feared, perhaps because the H1N1 scare made people more vigilant about flu vaccinations. Still, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 24,000 people in the U.S. die from the flu each year.

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Myths about the aging brain revealed

September 4, 2010

Who says you can’t teach a mind new tricks at any age? Recent research shows that Americans have the power to positively influence their brain function throughout life – an important realization that is especially relevant for the more than 78 million baby boomers in the United States.

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Seniors: How to live independently and safely

August 23, 2010

Retirement is a great time to enjoy life – especially in your own home. But if you – or your parents – are starting to slow down, suffering from occasional imbalance or are having difficulty living safely in your home, it could limit your independence, and potentially cause you harm.

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Recent News

Sun Report

Pennsylvania to pay for mail-in ballot postage in election

August 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West...

Entertainment

Tamar Braxton pays tribute to boyfriend for ‘saving my life’

August 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Tamar Braxton (Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock) ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Tamar Braxton...

Stateside

Oprah buys 26 billboards in Louisville, KY demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

August 8, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah...

Color Of Money

How do you prepare for the future when life is so uncertain now?

August 7, 2020

BPT As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to present health and economic challenges, it is difficult to...

Seniors

I thought shingles was an old person’s disease: What everyone 50+, needs to know about this disease

August 7, 2020

BPT Father, business owner and Rhode Island native Steve B. was forced to spend the holidays sidelined...

Go With The-Flo

Michael B. Jordan has teamed up with Color of Change to launch the #ChangeHollywood initiative

August 7, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Michael B. Jordan  (Photo: BAKOUNINE / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony A maskless Jay-Z was spotted...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff