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Seniors

Beyond calcium: Five proven supplements for women over 40

October 5, 2018

BPT Aging is one of life’s inevitabilities. We don’t have a choice in the matter; it happens to everyone. But how we age is a choice people make every day. While it’s true that there is no fountain of youth, the choices we make in diet, exercise, and lifestyle can and do affect the quality…

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Savvy Senior: Financial aid for family caregivers

September 28, 2018

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any resources that help family caregivers monetarily? I have to miss a lot of work to take care of my elderly mother and it’s financially stressing me. Stretched Thin Dear Stretched, Caring for an elderly parent can be challenging in many ways, but it can be especially difficult…

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Regular eye checkups key to cognitive health

September 14, 2018

BPT Regular eye exams have always been an important part of maintaining healthy vision, but it turns out they can help keep your brain healthy, too. New research is revealing just how connected eye health and brain health are, and how receiving regular eye treatment might mean the difference between a healthy brain and cognitive…

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New Medicare cards are designed to reduce Medicare fraud

September 7, 2018

Family Features Millions of people with Medicare will receive new, more secure Medicare cards in the mail in 2018. The new cards replace Social Security number-based Medicare numbers with a new, unique, personalized Medicare number, known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier. Each person with Medicare will have his or her own number. The cards will…

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Caring for Caregivers

August 31, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Couple walking  (Photo courtesy of Dreamstime)   How to prevent caregiver burnout   Family Features While caring for an older family member – whether it be a spouse, parent or grandparent – can be a rewarding experience, it can also be a difficult and overwhelming task. This is especially true if your loved…

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Helping you understand total knee replacement

August 10, 2018

BPT Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), often referred to as knee replacement surgery, can sound like an intimidating and worrisome procedure, especially for those who aren’t familiar with advances in knee replacement implants. Knee replacement surgery is a viable option because it can help alleviate pain and improve mobility by replacing damaged bone. Many patients discover…

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How to age with optimism

August 3, 2018

NEWSUSA Having a “glass half full” approach to life has long been considered important for overall wellness. But evidence suggests that there may be truth in this folk wisdom. Humana recently surveyed 2,000 people aged 60 and over and found that 87 percent of seniors who identify themselves as “most optimistic” reported their health as…

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Seniors’ Health Rankings: Where does your state rank?

July 27, 2018

BPT It’s well known that where you live can influence your health. The recently released United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report dives into this issue. The sixth annual report finds that older adults who live in rural areas often experience poorer health outcomes and receive fewer preventive services than those in urban…

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Six sure-fire tips that save time and labor on yard work and gardening

June 29, 2018

BPT It’s summertime, and you’ll want to spend many sun-drenched hours in the great outdoors. But while Mother Nature is flourishing, it feels like you’re wasting too many precious summer afternoons and evenings doing chores in the yard and garden. Give some of these labor-saving tips a try so you have more time for your…

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ABOVE PHOTO: Paris Jackson  (Photo: By Eugene Powers / shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Looking like a picture...

Seniors

Savvy Senior: Underutilized palliative care services can help relieve pain

March 15, 2019

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease...

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March 24, 2019

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: (shutterstock) By Hope Yen, Seth Borenstein and Calvin Woodward associated press WASHINGTON — President Donald...

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Bishop Mary Floyd Palmer makes history as the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s first woman president during Women’s History Month

March 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Bishop Floyd Palmer leaving the pulpit following conclusion of Installation Ceremony at Bright Hope Baptist...

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SUNscopes for the week, Mar. 24

March 22, 2019

All Signs: This week Venus moves into Pisces, Mars moves into Gemini, and Mercury stops being retrograde....

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff