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How to Manage the Symptoms of Menopause

(StatePoint) Menopause is often associated with troublesome symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, yet even more serious health issues may be part of this life stage, such as heart ...
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What Parents & Grandparents Should Know About HPV Vaccinations

By Mark Arredondo MD, FACS   The human papilloma virus (HPV) is comprised of 150 various viruses that cause infection. About 75% are skin viruses leading to growths or warts, but ...
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Understanding the Serious Nature of Mini-Strokes

  Knowing the warning signs of a mini-stroke could help save a life.   A survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association shows one-third of ...
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Spotlight on Health: Prostate Cancer Screening

Concepts in Prostate Cancer Screening - Is a diagnosis as bad as we thought? By Mark Arredondo, MD FACS   Most men will not develop prostate cancer but we know that increasing age ...
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What’s the deal with multivitamins?

By Helen Sanders, Health Ambition   Most people know that getting the right nutrition is important, especially as we age. Multivitamins are the little one-a-day supplement which ...
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Organic claims not always accurate

In an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They stand behind the idea that organic products are not only better for ...
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4 foods that can boost energy levels

Diet can go a long way toward increasing or lowering energy levels. No one wants to consume foods that will make it harder for them to get through the day, so the following are a handful of foods ...
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Thyroid Disorders Often Missed in Seniors

Savvy Senior Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on the overlooked problem of thyroid disease? After struggling with chronic fatigue, joint pain and memory problems, I was finally ...
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Flu Vaccines Designed Specifically for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific flu shots that are better suited for seniors? I just turned 65 and would like to find out what’s recommended and how Medicare covers ...
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Spotlight on Health-Fight cardiovascular disease

American Heart Association www.heart.org A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think! Remember, it's the overall ...
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Medicare Coverage for Non-Working Spouses

Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover spouses who have not worked? I have worked all my life, but my spouse worked only for a few years when we first got married but then quit to take care of ...
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