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Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health
 
Hospice teams make more moments of life possible
Many people agree that it's the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?
 
Therapy 'test drive' could lead to relief from common bladder and bowel control problems
People with overactive bladder and bowel incontinence now have the option to test drive a long-term treatment.
 
Planning to 'have the talk' with senior parents this holiday season? How to begin
The holiday season can be a good time for families to talk about senior living arrangements. Here's how to start the dialogue.
 
Is vision loss inevitable with age? The answer may surprise you
Vision loss doesn't have to be an inevitable part of aging.
 
Keep the holidays joyful by addressing hearing loss before the big celebration
Holiday gatherings can be problematic for people with untreated hearing loss, as many loud voices, background music and other noise can make it difficult to follow, participate in and feel a part of the celebration.
 
Education, screening critical to early detection - and possible prevention - of kidney disease
 
Forever young: 5 ways treating hearing loss can revitalize your life
 
Combat signs of aging with simple beauty-routine updates
Some simple and small changes in your beauty routine can help you achieve healthier, more youthful skin.
 
Four simple home remedies for joint pain
There are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and overall wellness.
 
You don't always get what you pay for when buying eyeglasses online
Learn why buying eyeglasses online isn't the best idea.
 
How to avoid crowds in Rome
Enjoy the city, not the lines when you visit Rome.
 
6 tips for finding more affordable, better coverage during Medicare Annual Enrollment
Questions and factors Medicare recipients should consider during the annual enrollment period.
 
Most people underestimate their family's need for life insurance
Life insurance should be thought of as a long-term legacy that can benefit one's family for many years to come.
 
Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women
Skin care tips to help baby boomers achieve healthy, good-looking skin.
 
Healthy tips and advice for lowering your risk of heart disease
A number of conditions can lead to heart disease, such as diabetes and high cholesterol. What's more - heart disease does not discriminate by race or gender.
 
Taking control for healthier aging
As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.
 
Prostate cancer and bladder leakage: Tips to live a fulfilling lifestyle
In recent years, male health issues like prostate cancer have received greater attention thanks to more men vocalizing how to live life to the fullest through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
 
Not your mother's menopause: new ways to manage symptoms
With an estimated 50+ million women projected to experience menopause this year, the health care topics of perimenopause and menopause are highly relevant - to the women experiencing symptoms, as well as their loved ones.
 
Don't make these common mistakes when something hurts
Learn more about managing pain and when you should see a pain medicine specialist.
 
Award winning actress, S. Epatha Merkerson, urges people with type 2 diabetes to accept America's Diabetes Challenge
S. Epatha Merkerson is teaming up with Merck on America's Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals, encouraging people living with type 2 diabetes to join her in pledging to know their A1C.
 
Planning for your 20-year vacation
Are you ready to be on vacation for 20 or 30 years? If you want to retire, you might want to ask yourself this question.
 
How to recognize the signs of elder financial abuse
Financial abuse of the elderly is on the rise and not only is it getting worse, but for every reported case of elder financial exploitation, 43 others go unrecognized. Here's what you need to know.
 
Easy ways to make senior living affordable
Affordability is a chief concern for many families seeking senior living arrangements. Here are some tips to help make securing care as affordable as possible.
 
5 health tips to empower men to man up and take charge of their health
Men have the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality, but a few simple steps today can improve well-being in the short-term and help men stay healthy in the long-term.
 
Choosing a Medicare plan? Ask yourself these questions
What you should know if you're shopping for a Medicare plan as open enrollment time approaches.
 
Tame that ringing in your ears and rock on, boomers
Tinnitus, commonly called "ringing in the ears," is the perception of a sound in a person's ears or head that has no external source. Here's what boomers need to know about hearing health.
 
Taking responsibility for your health: Ask for yourself. Do it for your family
A simple conversation could help encourage your loved ones to take responsibility for their health.
 
Enjoying retirement in a home suited for an active life
The active lifestyle baby boomers enjoy means they don't want to take care of large homes any more. They're ready to downsize, and want to design their homes to be exactly what they need.
 
Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips
Learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and how you can improve your condition.
 
Does your bladder control your life? What you should know about your options
If you have overactive bladder, treatment can help. Here are your options.
 
Hospice care: separating fact from fiction
Many people think that being on hospice means lying in a bed, barely conscious. This is just one myth about hospice care. Read on to learn other facts.
 
How to build your nest egg and ensure it lasts throughout retirement
Building your nest egg is only part of your retirement planning. Here's what you need to know to help your money last throughout retirement.
 
The future of cancer treatment may lie in an experimental 'immunotherapy' vaccine
Diane Altenburg has been cancer free for years undergoing this treatment.
 
Clearing up the facts about cataracts
Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Do you know the facts?
 
Beyond sound: The link between hearing loss and cognitive health
Hearing loss in older people isn't just a quality of life issue; hearing loss may also be bad for the brain.
 
Which life insurance do you need at each stage of your life?
Life has many stages offering challenges and rewards. Make sure your loved ones are cared for financially through these life stages.
 
Ask the Pharmacist: Managing the aches and pains of arthritis
Making the right lifestyle and medication decisions can be the difference between living a healthy, full life and living with a serious disability caused by arthritis.
 
7 sight-saving habits for older adults to help maintain independence
Among older Americans, visual impairment is one of the most significant contributors to loss of independence. These seven tips can help seniors protect their vision.
 
Brown bagging potentially leads to $1 million retirement nest egg
Brown bag your lunch every day, sink the savings into your retirement account and you could easily build a nest egg of $1 million. Small changes in spending could add up to a more comfortable retirement.
 
Centenarians reveal their secrets to a long, happy life
How can you live to be 100? Centenarians offer some advice on how to achieve a long, healthy and happy life.
 
Summer do's and don'ts for hearing aid wearers
Whether you plan to spend your days basking in the sun by the beach or pool, or visiting exotic destinations, you should prepare to keep your hearing aids safe. Consider these tips.
 
Health care teams demand nurses with doctorate degrees
Health care leaders are facing the challenge of providing quality care while meeting the needs of an aging population. Nurses are responding to meet this demand and leading the care team through continued education.
 
3 serious medical conditions associated with hearing loss
Hard of hearing? More than your hearing might be at risk. Hearing loss is associated with three very serious health conditions: cardiovascular disease, dementia and diabetes.
 
Osteoarthritis knee pain? 4 pain-busting tips as the weather warms up
Knee pain doesn't have to put a damper on your enjoyment of warm weather activities. Here are tips to beat osteoarthritis knee pain.
 
Life on the cutting edge: Groundbreaking stem cell research into Lou Gehrig's disease
Learn how cutting edge technology is leading to the development of new treatments in the fight against ALS.
 
The 5 nutritional supplements that should be on everyone's shopping list
Hardly anyone gets all the nutrients they need from diet alone. Here are five essential supplements to help meet nutritional needs.
 
True beauty radiates from within: bone up on bone health
Bone health is the foundation of true beauty. Here's how to take care of yours.
 
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