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What Health Conditions Impact Heart Health? – February 2023

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 34 seconds one person dies from heart disease, and it is responsible for one in five deaths each year. Heart disease is not only about high blood pressure or…

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Are You Getting Enough Protein? – January 2023

It’s no secret that protein is important. Since protein is found in so many everyday foods, most people eat plenty of it without having to rely on supplements like protein powders and protein-packed snack bars. Learn more about the importance of protein, how to know if you’re getting enough — and what to do if…

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Top Tips for Keeping Your Pet Healthy – December 2022

Pets are more than four-legged creatures who share our homes. They’re part of the family. And as family, you want to make sure they stay healthy. These tips will help you keep your fur babies healthy and happy year-round. Schedule yearly checkups Pets can’t say how they’re feeling. That’s why you need a yearly vet…

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How to Screen for Diabetes – November 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 37 million Americans are living with diabetes. With diabetes, your body stops making — or becomes resistant to — insulin, the hormone the body needs to effectively use glucose. In people with diabetes, glucose builds up in the blood. Over time, this can…

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Part D for 2023 – October 2022

Prescription drug costs can be a significant problem for older adults. According to a 2019 report published by the CDC, more than 88% of adults 65+ take at least one prescription drug per month — and almost 42% take five or more prescription drugs monthly. If you are Medicare eligible or will be soon, it’s…

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Is it the Flu or Something Else?
Here’s How to Find Out. – September 2022

If you’re feeling sick, you may wonder whether you have the flu. While your symptoms can provide some clues, the only way to know for sure is to get tested. That’s because common flu symptoms can overlap with symptoms of COVID-19 — or even the common cold. Having a clear diagnosis is an essential part…

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What You Need to Know About Travel Vaccines – August 2022

If you’re preparing to take a trip, make sure your to-do list includes being up to date on all routine vaccinations — and getting any other vaccines that are recommended for your destination. That’s because other countries may have higher rates of certain diseases — including some infections no longer seen in the U.S. at…

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How to Take Your Medicine as Prescribed –
July 2022

Whether you have a short illness or a chronic condition, if your doctor prescribes medication for it, it’s important you take it the right way. If you don’t take your medications the right way, your illness might last longer. Or your chronic condition won’t improve — and may even get worse. Here’s how to make…

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The Top 4 Most Common Chronic Illnesses and How They Affect Older Adults – June 2022

Aging is a fact of life. And with it comes an increased risk of developing a chronic illness. Chronic illnesses are health conditions that last a year or longer. Some 80% of older adults live with at least one chronic illness. Here is information about the four most common chronic illnesses in older adults. High…

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What You Should Know About Depression –
May 2022

If you’re feeling sad, hopeless, and irritable lately, you’re not alone. These are common signs of depression. And it’s on the rise worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has a lot to do with it, according to an October 2021 study published in The Lancet. It found that rates of depression climbed by 28% in 2020, with…

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