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6 Critical Health Screenings for Senior Women

 For years, American women experienced disparities in the quality of their healthcare relative to men. Many health issues particular to females — including reproductive health and family planning — were considered taboo in Western culture, especially among people of faith. Many women didn’t seek (or, in some areas, couldn’t get) the care they needed.

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12 Senior Healthcare Tricks for Relieving Arthritis Pain

“It hurts so much I don’t even want to get out of bed.”

Is that a familiar feeling? If you suffer from the nagging, chronic, persistent, and sometimes debilitating pain of arthritis, you might have said those words yourself. Or perhaps you think them more often than you care to admit.

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10 Simple Steps toward More Stress-Free Retirement Living

Stress seems to be the epidemic of the modern world.

And while hearing an elementary-aged grandchild talk about the stress in life, it may be cause for smiles, but stress is no laughing matter. Chronic stress brought on by a diverse menu of causes adversely affects your physical health, mental well-being and, ultimately, your overall quality of life.

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New Alzheimer's Research May Revolutionize Senior Health

Alzheimer's disease is a notoriously difficult cognitive disorder to deal with. For people in the advanced stages of the disease, little other than providing supportive care and memory care can be done — there is no known cure and, to date, no known medicine that could be given to reliably slow its advance.

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Vitamin D: Your Brain's New Best Friend

You may have heard Vitamin D referred to before as the "sun vitamin." That's because it is the one vitamin your body can manufacture, just from exposure to sunlight! And it's an important one, too: the Vitamin D family of nutrients is responsible for aiding absorption of other critical nutrients your body needs to function, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphate.

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Are Video Games the Next Great Brain-Training Tool?

Perhaps the last thing you might expect the average senior to do is to play video games. The arcade world is one most often relegated to the younger generations. Most seniors, who did not grow up living with multi-button controllers and the constant visual stimuli inherent to modern gaming, seem to have difficulty playing well, or even in picking up the basics. Indeed, most are put off by the complexity.

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The Key to Living Well after 80

In 1950, someone could expect to live about 14 more years after retirement. Today, however, life expectancy has skyrocketed and most seniors expect to enjoy a number of quality decades after their retirement—or put off retirement altogether. 

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Cincinnati Retirement Communities Offer Seniors a Health Head Start

When you first started planning for retirement, the plan may have been to stay in the old family home for as long as possible. But through the years, home maintenance has become more and more of a hassle. And now that you've finally retired, you've realized that you don't want to spend your life after retirement taking care of a house!

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The Threat of Alzheimer's Disease Complicates Future Care Decisions

Waiting to learn whether you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease is an uneasy time, one usually filled with turmoil and uncertainty. But you may be able to find comfort in facing the disease head on and establishing a plan for your future with Alzheimer's.

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Are Geriatric ERs the Future of Senior Healthcare?

There's a new movement afoot in our nation’s hospitals that could shape how older Americans receive emergency care in the future.

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