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Memory Loss: 2017 Studies of Note
4 days ago

Memory Loss: 2017 Studies of Note

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Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily was associated with almost three times the risk of developing a stroke or dementia. Responding to the research, Dr James Pickett, …
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What High Cholesterol Truly Means for Your Health
4 days ago

What High Cholesterol Truly Means for Your Health

Evelyn is 72 years old and has been healthy most of her life. She watches her diet and exercises regularly. Her father, who smoked and was overweight, died from a …
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Creative Arts for Memory Care
4 weeks ago

Creative Arts for Memory Care

Jane, a nursing home resident, had suffered multiple strokes and lost all functioning in her body except for the movement in her right hand. Sitting next to her – in …
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Managing Your Chronic Pain
4 months ago

Managing Your Chronic Pain

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more people in the United States suffer from pain than from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It is the most common …
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What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup
4 months ago

What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Nowhere is that more relevant than with dental care. As we age, additional challenges may surface, but can be readily …
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I’m Over 55: Do I Need An Annual Physical?
4 months ago

I’m Over 55: Do I Need An Annual Physical?

For more than 100 years, healthy Americans have regularly visited their doctors for an annual physical exam, rarely questioning the value of the routine. The practice began in the early …
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Tackling Osteoporosis
7 months ago

Tackling Osteoporosis

Mary’s story is not atypical. She is 68 years old and has osteoporosis: a condition in which people lose bone mass, resulting in thin, porous bones. The condition affects 54 …
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Heart-Healthy Farro Confetti Salad
7 months ago

Heart-Healthy Farro Confetti Salad

This grain salad is a great option to make ahead of time and enjoy the whole week. With high fiber ingredients, such as farro, white beans, and heart-healthy olive oil, …
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Max, Lucy, Duke… Why Pets Are Good For Your Health
7 months ago

Max, Lucy, Duke… Why Pets Are Good For Your Health

Peggy Van Tassell doesn’t need an alarm clock. Every morning at 7, she’s gently nudged awake by Isis, her yellow Labrador Retriever – named for the Egyptian goddess. “We get …
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Nourishing Westchester
7 months ago

Nourishing Westchester

Class participants stroll in a few minutes before the hour – extending hellos and introductions. They settle on to stools tucked around the over-sized kitchen island: chopping boards, sauté pans …
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