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3 Thoughtful Tips For Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community

Almost 70% of Americans turning 65 will need long-term care at some point. But the fact is, no two assisted living facilities are exactly the same in terms of treatment quality, cost, and more. Fortunately, there are several tips you can keep in mind to help you make the best healthcare decisions for your loved one. Here are just a few thoughtful tips More...

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By Danielle L. On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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In Light Of Opioid Epidemic, VA Reduces Opioids Prescriptions For Chronic Pain

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is turning to alternative treatments for pain relief in light of the opioid crisis. According to the Boston Globe, the White River Junction VA Medical Center has cup 42% More...

By Fred Cicetti On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer double feature: hearing and bladder problems

Editor’s Note: We normally publish this column on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, but we’ve dealt with some scheduling conflicts due to news assignments which overlapped which resulted More...

By Danielle L. On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Bad Sleep Habits May Begin By Age 8, Study Finds

Bad sleep habits in children may begin earlier in life than sleep experts thought. According to a McGill University study, sleep problems may develop by age eight. Researchers studied the sleep patterns of 144 More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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Two Minute Parents’ Guide To Infant and Toddler Dental Care

Dental care is an essential component of overall health regardless of age, but many parents seem to underestimate the benefits of developing positive dental habits in their children from a young age. There’s More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: Can grapefruit juice be toxic?

My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true? The juice, itself, is not toxic, but you should be careful taking medicine with any grapefruit. Grapefruit juice can raise the More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: Solutions for seniors with low vision

What kind of glasses should you get for low vision? Low vision is a significant reduction in visual function that can’t be corrected by regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Low vision can range More...

By United Press International On Thursday, March 8th, 2018
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Brain imaging shows memory loss differs by age

IRVINE, Calif. (UPI) — High-resolution brain imaging can be used to show memory proficiency between older and younger adults, according to University of California researchers. High-resolution brain imaging More...

By Fred Cicetti On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: Why exercise and fitness are important as a senior

How important is exercise when you are a senior? Is it worth the risks of hurting yourself? All the current scientific evidence shows that geezers should exercise, even though many older people think it could harm More...

By Fred Cicetti On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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The Healthy Geezer: What should I do about my difficulty with staying balanced?

I’m 79 and I’ve taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I’m concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this? About one in ten people over More...