Health & Wellness

How to Prevent Falls at Home

Savvy Senior How to Prevent Falls at Home Dear Savvy Senior, My 79-year-old mother, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. Are there any extra precautions we ...
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Go Fish – The Benefits of Fish Oil

By Christian Nordqvist, Medical News Today Fish oils come from fatty fish, also known as oily fish, specifically the tissue of fatty fish, such as trout, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, and ...
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10 Workouts for Back Pain Relief

By Ann Asher, CPT, VeryWell Experts often tout back exercise as the best way to manage pain. But many people don't know where to start. How can you get your back strong without hurting it in ...
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27 Effects of Smoking on the Body

By Ann Pietrangelo, Healthline Tobacco smoke is enormously harmful to your health. There’s no safe way to smoke. Replacing your cigarette with a cigar, pipe, or hookah won’t help you avoid the ...
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Acupuncture Can Help Treat Pain and Many Other Ailments

Savvy Senior Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain? I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What all can you tell me ...
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Flaxseed: What’s the big deal?

By Chris Wooston, HealthDay You may think of flax as a source of fine linens, but the plant's greatest value may well lie in its small, dark seeds. As far back as the 700s, King Charlemagne ...
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Hawaii Leading Fight Against Genetically Engineered Crops

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why do environmentalists consider Hawaii “ground zero” in the fight against genetically engineered ...
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Great Gadgets for Aging Golfers

Savvy Senior Great Gadgets for Aging Golfers Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back ...
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How Medicare Handles Second Medical Opinions

Savvy Senior Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover second medical opinions? The doctor I currently see thinks I need back surgery, but I would like to get some other treatment options ...
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How to use and prepare meal replacement shakes

How to Replace One Meal With a Protein Shake Although it's often best to get your essential nutrients from eating whole foods, protein shakes can offer a quick, low-calorie option, which is ...
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The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s and I want to do ...
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How to Pick a Medicare Advantage Plan

Savvy Senior How to Pick a Medicare Advantage Plan Dear Savvy Senior, I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What ...
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Learning an instrument can improve your cognitive abilities

Everyone knows and understands the benefits of eating healthy and exercise. The outcomes from seeing someone exercise and eat a healthy diet is physically tangible. Most people also know that in ...
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Senior Benefits-Changes for Part B

By Lynn & Jeannie Roberts JL Roberts Insurance One-in-seven Medicare enrollees will pay higher Medicare Part B monthly premiums during 2016. Their premiums will be $121.80 each month, an ...
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Spotlight on Health-Maintaining eye health for life

By Margie A. York, OD www.yorkeyeassociates.com Studies reveal that people in general have more fear of going blind than dying. As an eye doctor, I have witnessed patients plagued with ...
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Healthy Living-Essential Oils

By Alicia Payne Natural Living Blogger www.hippyjuicemama.blogspot.com he use of essential oils is on the rise. You are hearing more and more about them in magazine articles, news reports ...
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