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Seniors

Here’s why you should consider seeing a geriatrician

March 26, 2021

BPT  It comes as second nature for most parents to take their children to a pediatrician at least once a year. The differences between children and adults are so stark that it makes sense to choose a doctor specially trained to treat younger patients. Yet as we age, far too few of us apply this…

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New survey: Americans cut prescription costs by ordering from Canada

March 18, 2021

BPT Prescription drug prices are skyrocketing. For anyone who needs regular prescriptions to manage serious chronic health conditions, the soaring cost of their medications creates a real burden. Studies show that one in four adults skip medications primarily due to cost, which leads to bigger problems both for their health outcomes and for increasing medical…

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Five fun ways to keep your cat entertained at home

March 5, 2021

BPT Thanks to the pandemic, many people have gone from working in an office to working from home, giving cat owners a chance to spend more time with their furry friends. With all this extra time, you have the opportunity to strengthen the bond you share with your cat while helping them get active and…

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Breathe easier by understanding these 5 common myths about sleep apnea

January 29, 2021

BPT If you’re not coping with the symptoms of sleep apnea yourself, you likely know someone who is. The condition caused by interrupted breathing during sleep has become rampant in the past couple of decades. In fact, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates that 26% of adults between the ages of 30 and 70…

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Medicare: Three ways to advocate for lower costs

January 14, 2021

BPT Medicare Part D provides coverage for prescription drugs that save and extend lives for millions of older adults and people with disabilities, many of whom would otherwise struggle to afford their treatments. However, despite the important purpose it serves, some people on Medicare, especially those taking expensive medications, still struggle to fill their prescriptions…

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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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