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Helpful Hints For Your Winter Medical Appointments

Getting to your medical appointments during the winter can be a hassle, but cold weather can also lead to health complications. Exposure to cold weather can cause severe illness. It is essential to remember that temperatures don’t have to be freezing to be dangerous. Wind, humidity, and moisture can remove body heat, which can ultimately…
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new year resolutions

Five Healthy Resolutions for Older Adults in the New Year

It’s the season of resolutions. Let’s hope in late January you’re still holding on to yours! But let’s be realistic, resolutions are not one-size-fits-all. What you may have been resolute to do at the age of 25 does not really fit with your life at 45 or 65. It seems that as we age, we…
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Gift Ideas for Caregivers

It’s the holiday season, and almost time for a brand new year- and one of the most challenging aspects can often be what to give the important people on our list. The lack of easy movement and restrictions on in-store shopping compounds the difficulty this year to some degree. Here are a half dozen gift…
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thanksgiving meal

Ideas for a Smaller Thanksgiving Meal

This holiday season seems to be demanding a scaled-down version of usual gatherings for our collective safety and health. But it’s not always easy to shift gears and pare down from a familiar pattern. Here are some suggestions to consider for a Thanksgiving meal for a smaller gathering than you may traditionally celebrate. Instead of…
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Essential Oils for the Cold Months

Essential oils have become very popular in some segments of our society, although there are still a good number of people who aren’t aware of their healing properties. They may even think that all of the essential oils are something exotic and things that they have never heard of. But here are a few that…
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fighting the flu

3 Tips For Fighting the Flu Season This Year

While taking measures to mitigate the effects of the flu is important every year, it certainly seems that in the age of COVID-19 that we’ve all been living through it is more important than ever this season. Here are a few approaches to keep you healthy during this year. Proactive Of course, the most proactive…
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5 Tips to Prevent Heatstroke

For many of us, it seems that the summer season has lasted longer than usual because of COVID-19 and quarantining indoors. After spending so much time inside, we’re all experiencing the itch to go outside, go for a walk, or take any opportunity to get some fresh air! It’s very important to get enough time…
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10 Senior-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts

Every dad deserves something extra special after all he’s done over the years. Finding the right gift to tell your dad just how much you appreciate him gets harder and harder as he gets older. What do you buy for the man who has everything? Well, here are ten senior-friendly gifts to help you celebrate…
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home safety for seniors

7 Home Safety Tips

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week honors the dedication of those on medicine’s “front line” who provide life-saving services day after day. In celebration of EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities, we’ve put together seven home safety tips for you and your loved ones. Although these tips are important…
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