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The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy

The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and adults healthy

Every one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children…

Taking a bite out of life insurance premiums

Taking a bite out of life insurance premiums

We are bombarded with messages about the importance of making healthy choices every single day. While the latest exercise and nutrition trends can be complex and often contradictory, we all…

Need readers? Here are key facts to know before you buy reading glasses

Need readers? Here are key facts to know before you buy reading glasses

Your 40th birthday was a while ago and since then, print looks like it’s been getting smaller. Moving printed matter farther from your eyes to bring it into focus worked…

Planning to age in place? Don’t overlook need for balanced natural light

Planning to age in place? Don’t overlook need for balanced natural light

When homeowners think about improvements that can allow them to stay in their homes longer as they grow older, they may focus on things like grab bars in the bathroom…

Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation

Starting the conversation about opioid-induced constipation

Results of a survey of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain sheds light on constipation, a common side effect of opioid therapy. The online survey was conducted by Harris Poll…

Proper flu etiquette to help keep you and your family flu-free

Proper flu etiquette to help keep you and your family flu-free

It came out of nowhere. The sudden fever, aches, and chills you’re experiencing are unbearable. You crawl into bed, thinking there’s not much you can do. You already feel guilty…

Live long and financially strong with these 3 tips

Live long and financially strong with these 3 tips

By 2029, more than 76 million baby boomers will be 65 or older, according to recent Census estimates. While there is great upside to increased longevity, there are also challenges.…

Nine in ten cardiovascular doctors support vascular screening for people with risk factors

Nine in ten cardiovascular doctors support vascular screening for people with risk factors

Nine out of ten cardiovascular doctors support preventive health screenings for cardiovascular disease (plaque in the arteries) among patients with key risk factors. Examples of key risk factors may include…

Best holiday gift for seniors? Teach them how to use tech to stay connected

Best holiday gift for seniors? Teach them how to use tech to stay connected

If you’re thinking of buying Grandma her first ever smartphone or tablet for the holidays, but aren’t sure she’ll be able to handle the technology … make that purchase! Studies…

Hallucinations and delusions: Surprisingly common occurrence in Parkinson’s disease

Hallucinations and delusions: Surprisingly common occurrence in Parkinson’s disease

For the approximately one million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease, the visible motor (movement-related) symptoms associated with the condition are all too familiar. These include tremors, stiff muscles, limited movement…