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7 ways to make your parents' home (or yours) safer for aging in place
(BPT) - Aging in place, the ability to live at home safely as we age, is crucial for many of us. The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan recently found 88% of …
5 of the most effective supplements to support longevity and healthy aging
(BPT) - Longevity is one of the buzziest trends in wellness today, with a multitude of treatments and influential biohacking gurus promising to combat aging, extend lifespan, and improve the quality …
Can you recognize the 4 Ps of a scam?
(BPT) - Have you ever received a call or message from someone claiming to be from a governmental agency like the Internal Revenue Service or Social Security, or even claiming to be your grandchild? …
Exercise, meditate, sleep, eat: Stress management tips from Mississippi's Nurse of the Year
(BPT) - How's your stress level? If you're like most people — 75% of Americans experienced stress in the past month according to a 2022 survey by the American Psychological Association — …
6 online shopping tips to help you save money
(BPT) - Whether you're shopping for a special occasion or purchasing everyday necessities, ordering items that you need and want online can be a great way to save money, especially if you stay …
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Planning a DIY bathroom remodel or refresh? 9 reasons to include a bidet seat

(BPT) - This renovation season, DIY projects are more popular than ever as people look to keep costs down. And whether you're planning a full bathroom remodel or a refresh of fixtures, paint and …

World’s smallest pacemaker helps busy engineer stay active after a series of strokes from abnormal heart rhythm

(BPT) - Steve Rouillard of Detroit has always been a hands-on, do-it-yourself person. His life as an aerospace engineer keeps him busy, while in his spare time, he enjoys frequent getaways to the …

Help Mom maintain her independence and preserve your peace of mind

(BPT) - As your mother ages, it's natural to start thinking about where she'll live out her golden years. Don't be surprised if she decides to stay put instead of moving.Over the last 20 years, more …

Is a dirty air filter sabotaging your indoor air quality and the life of your HVAC?

(BPT) - When's the last time you changed your HVAC's air filter? If you can't remember, you're not alone. Dirty air filters are one of the top reasons for HVAC service calls. This common — yet …

Seven things everyone should know about retina specialists

(BPT) - Healthy sight allows you to see all of the world’s wonders, and healthy retinas make healthy sight possible. When retinal disease strikes and a clear view of the world is replaced by a …

Redefining grandparenthood: Finding success as an older, yet more involved, grandparent

(BPT) - Young parenthood is becoming a thing of the past. In 2021, the mean age of mothers giving birth for the first time was 27.3, a record high for the U.S. As a result, their parents are becoming …

1 in 4 Americans are physically inactive. Here's how that impacts you as you age.

Northwell Health partnered with Stacker to analyze CDC data about Americans' physical activity levels and how they vary by age.

Good food, good community: The value of the Senior Nutrition Program

(BPT) - Since 1974, the Senior Nutrition Program has served healthy meals to millions of older adults at risk of hunger and malnutrition. Learn more about the benefits of this program, which serves …

Five tips to help reduce health care costs

(BPT) - Do you fully understand what your doctor tells you during a checkup? If you don’t, you’re not alone.A recent UnitedHealthcare study found that two out of three people don't …

How Volunteering Can Help Older Adults Combat Loneliness

(Family Features) The bonds found in friendships and other relationships are an important factor in health and wellness - even science says so. As people age, the risks of isolation increase.

Age matters: Embracing the value of growing older

(BPT) - You don't have to look too far to see the proliferation of positivity campaigns in our society today. Diversity and inclusion, coupled with the message of "you're perfect just as you are," …
Pacemaker powered by light eliminates need for batteries and allows the heart to function more naturally − new research
By harnessing light, my colleagues and I designed a wireless, ultrathin pacemaker that operates like a solar panel. This design not only eliminates the need for batteries but also minimizes disruptions to the heart’s natural function by molding to its contours. …
You may be eligible for additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
(BPT) - As COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, it has become apparent that the virus is here to stay, and that getting infected is possible year-round.Staying up to date with your …
Pack Your Bags: Four Ways to Save on Spring Getaways
(BPT) - The verdict is in, Punxsutawney Phil said spring is early this year — and that means it’s time to start planning for spring travel. While the goal of most trips is to relax, …
Combatting Loneliness in Older Adults
(Family Features) The bonds found in friendships and other relationships are an important factor in health and wellness - even science says so. As people age, the risks of isolation increase.
Easy Ideas to Stretch Your Retirement Budget: Ways seniors can save on enjoyable activities
(Family Features) You probably already know staying active is essential for aging with grace, so instead of letting limited funds keep you at home, explore some ways you can enjoy your leisure time without breaking the bank.
More multiple myeloma patients eligible for stem cell transplantation
(BPT) - Article is sponsored and developed by BioLineRx USA, Inc.Receiving a cancer diagnosis is overwhelming. There is a lot to learn while navigating numerous emotions. It’s always important …
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Phony Investment “Opportunities” Can Cost You Big, Say U.S. Postal Inspectors

(NAPSI)—Huge returns and little to no risk? Who wouldn’t want an investment opportunity like that? If you receive a pitch by phone, mail or email that makes such incredible financial promises as …
ProExpo Hosts Free Event to Promote Health and Wellness for Seniors in Las Vegas

ProExpo Hosts Free Event to Promote Health and Wellness for Seniors in Las Vegas

(Michael Galavia, NewsUSA Reporter) - ProExpo Free Community Events will be organizing a LivingWell Senior Expo - Durango Hills YMCA - Friday, March 29, 202 from 10:00am -1:00 pm at Durango Hills …

Celebrating Women Veterans: 5 meaningful ways to pay tribute

(Family Features) Veterans play an important role in U.S. history. Today, women comprise 11% of the veteran population. You can honor women veterans in your community with simple acts of appreciation like these.

Don't let shingles interrupt your ability to thrive - learn more about your risk

(BPT) - In 2020, Cassandra was making the most out of her full, busy life. At age 60, her active social calendar included spending plenty of time with friends and family, especially her three grown …

How Medicare Advantage addresses the social drivers of health

(BPT) - As a health care navigator at UnitedHealthcare, John wears many hats. Some days are spent helping members locate physicians in their area or better understanding their benefits, while others …
A little help from a good coach can make a big difference in your health and happiness.

The Transformative Value of Health Coaching

(NAPS)—If you’ve ever tried to make a healthy lifestyle change, you may have found that your initial excitement fades quickly, and you return to your old habits. Well, you’re not alone.   …
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