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Let’s be clear – cataracts are highly treatable

Has your world gradually gotten a little cloudier (even on a sunny day)?  Is your vision getting more blurry – even with your glasses?  If the answer to either of these...
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Step lively - how to prevent and treat bunions

I know this isn't a topic many people talk about, but you know me! I'm not afraid to speak my mind! I hate my bunions. They are ugly and sometimes hurt. And wouldn’t you know it...
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How's your love life?

Dating?  At our age?  Why not! No matter what your age, human connection is essential in keeping a healthy spirit. They don’t call me Meddling Maude for nothing.  So, if...
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How to manage difficult behaviors resulting from dementia

Some of the greatest challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia are the personality and behavior changes that often occur with these conditions. Here are some...
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Cholesterol: the good, the bad and the confusing

Cholesterol. It's been the topic of much debate and controversy for decades. In the 1950s, we learned that cholesterol is bad. Produced in the liver, the waxy, fatty substance clogs our...
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Senior Discounts - Speak up, Save money!

My mother always told me that in order to get what you want in life, you have to ask for it. When it comes to saving money, asking for senior discounts can pay off in a big...
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Gluten-free: A fad or something else?

These days, you can buy an incredible variety of products that are gluten free, from bread  and cookies to pizza crust and more.  Even products that neverhad gluten are now including...
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Gluten-free: A fad or something else?

  • 31 July 2014
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Gluten-free: A fad or something else?
These days, you can buy an incredible variety of products that are gluten free, from bread  and cookies to pizza crust and more.  Even products that neverhad gluten are now including “gluten free” on their packaging. The multi-billion dollar gluten free industry is aimed the exploding number of people who are cutting gluten out of their diets. In a recent study, more that 25 percent of Americans reported they were trying to cut down on gluten or avoid it altogether. Gluten is  a complex of proteins found in grains such as  wheat, barley, and rye.  It’s a spongy substance that helps dough to rise. For people with celiac disease, eating foods containing gluten can cause severe bloating, fatigue and diarrhea. Celiac disease, a  gastrointestinal autoimmune condition, is thought to be largely  under-diagnosed. It can develop at any time and at any age. Researchers believe that up to 3  million Americans have celiac disease – but most don’t know they have it.

Senior Discounts - Speak up, Save money!

  • 28 July 2014
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 640
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Senior Discounts - Speak up, Save money!
My mother always told me that in order to get what you want in life, you have to ask for it. When it comes to saving money, asking for senior discounts can pay off in a big way! We’ve all seen senior discounts advertised at places like movie theaters and National Parks. (The America the Beautiful senior pass, for example, offers folks 62 and older a lifetime pass to more than 2,000 national parks and recreation sites for a one-time payment of just $10.) But did you know there are hundreds of restaurants, retailers, grocery stores and airlines that offer discounts every day? You may not know about them because many companies don’t advertise this fact. For instance, restaurants like Denny’s, Applebee’s and IHOP offer senior discounts?  Almost all major airlines and rent-a-car companies offer discounts. Some companies – like Hallmark, Albertson’s and Hy-Vee – offer their discounts only on certain days of the week. 

Cholesterol: the good, the bad and the confusing

  • 24 July 2014
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 490
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Cholesterol:  the good, the bad and the confusing
Cholesterol. It's been the topic of much debate and controversy for decades. In the 1950s, we learned that cholesterol is bad. Produced in the liver, the waxy, fatty substance clogs our arteries and contributes to heart disease, stroke and other nasty damage. More recently, we were told cholesterol may not be as bad as we once thought. Turns out, every cell in our body contains cholesterol and we actually need it for some pretty important jobs, including: Helping to make key hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone Synthesizing Vitamin D, Building and maintaining vital cell membranes, Helping create substances that help us digest food, To make matters more confusing, there are two major types of cholesterol - serum cholesterol, which is 

How to manage difficult behaviors resulting from dementia

  • 21 July 2014
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How to manage difficult behaviors resulting from dementia
Some of the greatest challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia are the personality and behavior changes that often occur with these conditions. Here are some strategies to help you manage difficult behaviors from some who has dementia. Consult a physician: Sometimes medication side effects, pain and even an untreated infection can cause a sudden change in behavior. That is why it is important to make sure there is not an underlying medical problem that is bringing on your loved one’s behavioral problems. Find the root of the problem: People with dementia use behavior as a way to communicate their needs. It is their way of saying, “Stop, I need something.” 

How's your love life?

  • 10 July 2014
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  • Number of views: 494
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How's your love life?
Dating?  At our age?  Why not! No matter what your age, human connection is essential in keeping a healthy spirit. They don’t call me Meddling Maude for nothing.  So, if you’ve been out of the dating scene for a while, I’m here with some tips for getting back in. Let your friends help: Your family and friends know you best and may be able to help  you find someone you can trust and who will appreciate your many great qualities.  If your niece happens to know of a nice person or two  she thinks you’d click with, take a risk!  Agree to meet them!  (One at a time, of course!)  You don’t have to meet someone on a potentially awkward blind date.  Instead, have your helpful family and friends invite both of you to a barbecue or to join them on an outing. Get active: What interests you? To meet someone you might enjoy, seek out activities you like to do!
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