• Apr 26, 2021
How to Shop for Secondhand Fashion Online

Do you love brands like Ann Taylor, Eileen Fisher, Diane Von Furstenberg, J. Jill, or Talbots, but hesitate…

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  • Apr 12, 2021
Easy Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes for Entertaining Outdoors

At long last, it’s warm enough to entertain outdoors! Whether your social circle is fully vaccinated or you…

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  • Apr 5, 2021
Booking an Outdoor Adventure on AirBnb

The days are getting longer and lighter and the weather is getting warmer.  After a long year of…

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  • Mar 22, 2021
Exploring Joint Replacement Surgery

When to Consider Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Mar 15, 2021
Foods and Supplements that Complement Joint Health

Did you know what you eat plays a role in maintaining healthy joints? If you’re part of the…

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  • Mar 8, 2021
Exercises to Help Arthritic Joints

If you struggle with joint pain, the last thing you may want to do is exercise. However, certain…

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  • Mar 1, 2021
Orthopedic Health and Happy Joints

Healthy joints are a bit like having heat or electricity: you’re unlikely to notice them when they’re in…

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  • Feb 22, 2021
Heart Health: Supplement Perks

Preventative care for heart health, like maintaining a healthy diet, is important, but sometimes it’s hard to get…

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  • Feb 16, 2021
Heart Health: Monitoring Medications

Congestive heart failure is the most common diagnosis in hospital patients aged 65 years and older. This diagnosis…

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  • Feb 8, 2021
Heart Health: The Head and the Heart

What do you value most in life? Financial security, self-respect, health? Whatever it may be, research suggests keeping…

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  • Feb 1, 2021
Heart Health: Surprise Risk Factors

Did you know there are everyday activities that can increase your risk of heart disease? There are more…

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  • Dec 2, 2020
COVID Safety for Families During the Upcoming Holidays

The coveted holiday season—a bonding time for families, friends, and communities—is difficult to gauge this year. While traditions…

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  • Dec 1, 2020
Safe at Home: Simple Tips to Prevent Accidents at Home This Holiday Season

Staying at home for the holidays does not mean the celebration is over. COVID-19 may halt standard family…

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  • Nov 20, 2020
Celebrating Super Hero Caregivers

Caregivers, you are superheroes—the ones who do it all, no questions asked. The energy you expend to your…

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  • Nov 19, 2020
5 Ways Caregivers Can Focus On “Me Time”

Caregiver burnout is a reality for many people this time of year, which makes incorporating self-care for caregivers…

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  • Sep 2, 2020
Fall Prevention for Seniors: Life Without Limits After a Fall

Falls can have a major impact on an older adult’s quality of life and although there are a…

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  • Jul 2, 2020
Seniors Beware: Scams are on the Rise

Scams geared towards seniors are nothing new; fraudsters have targeted the senior community in many different ways over…

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  • Jun 12, 2020
COVID-19: Staying Safe as States Begin to Reopen

For some Americans, it’s been about 90 days since having to take to their homes to avoid contracting…

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  • May 11, 2020
Real Talk: The Tough Realities of Being a Caregiver

When you step into the role of caregiver for an aging parent, no one gives you a handbook.…

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  • May 11, 2020
Real Talk: How to Grieve The Loss of A Loved One In A Pandemic

As hard as it has been to maintain social distancing over these past few weeks, the reality of…

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  • Apr 16, 2020
Keeping Busy While Social Distancing

Though we are currently in the midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak — a time where social distancing, self-isolation,…

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  • Apr 14, 2020
The Reality of Coronavirus: Older People are At-Risk

There’s an important fact that shouldn’t be sugar coated or downplayed at this critical time: older adults are…

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  • Apr 14, 2020
Cleaning for COVID-19

One thing that is certain about the COVID-19 outbreak is that cleanliness has been found to be one…

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  • Apr 14, 2020
Caregiving in a Time of Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has seemingly touched everyone’s life, and not just here in America, but across the globe.…

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  • Apr 8, 2020
Caregivers and Coronavirus: Caring for a Loved One Through the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 has challenged so many aspects of our lives--work, socializing, even running errands. But perhaps the hardest part…

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  • Mar 31, 2020
What Is Social Distancing?

If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you may have noticed a new term that seems to…

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  • Mar 27, 2020
Understanding COVID-19: A Guide for Prevention, Diagnosis, & Recovery

It is more critical than ever to seek to understand what the Coronavirus is, what the symptoms are,…

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  • Mar 26, 2020
COVID-19 Explained: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

You might be surprised to know that before December 2019, the term “COVID-19” did not even exist. Now,…

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  • Mar 13, 2020
The Coronavirus: Stay Healthy & Live #LifeWithoutLimits

With news of the Coronavirus spreading worldwide, it is paramount to seek to understand what the symptoms are…

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  • Mar 9, 2020
Senior Malnutrition: How to Feed a Poor Appetite

Written With Guest Blogger and Nutritionist, Robin Amylon

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  • Feb 13, 2020
Uncommon Ways to Treat a Heart Attack

Heart disease is a real killer. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women, resulting…

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  • Feb 11, 2020
Exercise for Senior Heart Health

Exercise has a plethora of benefits for mind, body, and spirit. When most people hear the word “exercise,”…

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  • Jan 30, 2020
Self-Care for Seniors: Winter Hydration

Dehydration in the elderly can be a sneaky thing — it is a common cause of hospitalization among…

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  • Dec 20, 2019
Jingle All the Way: Gifts for Healthy Aging 2019

Aging is unavoidable, but it can also be liberating. After all, with age comes wisdom, time to pursue…

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  • Dec 12, 2019
Tech the Halls: Technology Gifts for Seniors

With more Americans choosing to age in place than ever before, there is an increased demand for technological…

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  • Nov 12, 2019
5-Star Reviews: Real Customer Stories

Falls in the elderly account for over 800,000 hospitalizations for injuries each year, 300,000 of which are hip…

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  • Oct 31, 2019
Taking Steps To Prevent Breast Cancer

When American actress, comedian, and producer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, she…

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  • Oct 30, 2019
Celebrate Autumn’s Return with Spiked Mulled Cider

Whether you’re putting together a Halloween party, prepping recipe ideas for Thanksgiving, or simply want to enjoy a…

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  • Oct 23, 2019
Self-Care Activities For Seniors

Diet and exercise are usually top of mind when thinking about senior health and wellness, but there is…

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  • Oct 2, 2019
True or False: Are Mammograms Necessary For Older Women?

You may have noticed that over the past decade, October is synonymous with the color pink. And for…

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  • Sep 24, 2019
Could Yoga Be the Key to Fall Prevention?

Falls are often thought of as a normal part of aging, and while they are quite common, they…

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  • Sep 23, 2019
The Art of Tidying Up For Seniors

Moving or downsizing is a great excuse to finally tackle all the clutter and forgotten piles of junk…

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  • Sep 20, 2019
Fall Prevention Awareness Month: Bedroom Safety

September is Fall Prevention Awareness Month, which not only brings more attention to the dangers of senior falls,…

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  • Jun 7, 2019
Talking To Your Parents About the Dangers of Senior Falls

Experiencing a fall as you age is always scary, but even more so when it has serious medical…

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  • Jun 5, 2019
Factors That Lead to Senior Falls

Falls happen. They happen throughout life at all ages and stages--as toddlers, at recitals, on college campuses, on…

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  • Jun 3, 2019
Senior Safety Guide: Summer Edition

Summer is here and that means that it’s time for outdoor activities, fresh fruit, and fireworks. But that…

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  • May 23, 2019
Summer Sun Protection: Checking for Skin Cancer

Although summer isn’t officially here yet, it certainly feels like it in most parts of the country. The…

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  • May 16, 2019
The Heat and COPD: What You Need to Know

The summer is fast approaching and after a long, cold winter, many people are breathing a collective sigh…

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  • May 13, 2019
How To Talk To Your Loved One About Scams

Earlier this year, the Senate Special Committee on Aging found that one in 10 Americans over the age…

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  • May 10, 2019
4 Health Benefits for Senior Golfers

What makes golf one of the greatest games is that people of all ages can play it throughout…

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  • May 7, 2019
How to Find A Gym for Seniors

By now, it’s common knowledge that exercise for seniors can have a positive impact on health and longevity.…

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  • May 6, 2019
5 Mother's Day Gifts to Help Keep Mom Safe

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, you may be in need of gift ideas for mom (or grandmom). While…

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  • May 3, 2019
Will Social Security Benefits Last After 2035?

It was recently made public that America’s Social Security program might not be able to pay out full…

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  • Apr 26, 2019
Why Seniors Are Working Longer Than Ever Before

Here in the U.S., retirement used to be a given by the age of 65, but that no…

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  • Apr 24, 2019
My Medical Guardian Saved My Life: “It’s My Favorite Jewelry and Best Money I’ve Ever Spent”

Two years ago, Gloria and her loved ones became concerned for her safety. Gloria had been diagnosed with…

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  • Apr 23, 2019
Senior- Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

The many health benefits of volunteering your time to a worthy cause later in life have been well…

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  • Apr 22, 2019
10 Daily Tips and Practices to Reduce Stress

Everyone can experience stress from time to time—no matter their age. Thrive Global called stress the “health epidemic…

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  • Apr 19, 2019
Amazing Accomplishments from Athletes Over 50

Senior fitness is an important part of healthy aging. Not only can it help prevent obesity, diabetes, and…

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  • Apr 18, 2019
Social Connections Keep Seniors Healthy

The connection between seniors and loneliness has been talked about for years, but recent studies on the subject…

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  • Apr 16, 2019
The Difference Between Real Telemedicine Services vs. Scams

On April 9, 2019, the FBI announced and officials from the Department of Justice announced that they had…

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  • Apr 10, 2019
Caregivers: When to Take Over Your Parent's Finances

Keeping your loved one healthy, safe, and comfortable are often what we think about when talking about caring…

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  • Apr 3, 2019
The Proven Health Benefits of Volunteering

When retirement rolls around there are a lot of options for what comes next. Some people travel, others…

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  • Apr 1, 2019
The 10 Steps to Become A Stress-Free Caregiver

The reality of being a caregiver for an aging loved one can be remarkably stressful. Between the daily…

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  • Mar 29, 2019
8 Tips to Help Reduce Your Medical Bills

The cost of living for older adults is challenging enough with social security checks getting smaller and retirement…

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  • Mar 28, 2019
Will the Affordable Care Act Be Replaced?

This past Monday, the Department of Justice took unprecedented action against the Affordable Care Act (also known as…

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  • Mar 27, 2019
How to Maximize Your Tax Refund

As Tax Day falls on Monday, April 15th this year, chances are high that you’ve already completed your…

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  • Mar 20, 2019
How to Avoid Tax Fraud Scams

It’s tax season, which also means that scammers who commit tax fraud are trying to beat the system.…

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  • Mar 18, 2019
What Would Medicare For All Look Like?

With the 2020 Presidential Election right around the corner and the Democratic Primaries in full swing, there’s been…

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  • Mar 14, 2019
Foods That Boost Kidney Function

Our kidneys are organs we typically don't think about until we experience some sort of kidney distress or…

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  • Mar 13, 2019
Change Your Sleep Schedule and Lose Weight

When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re not operating at your best; sleep-deprivation can leave you feeling foggy,…

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  • Mar 8, 2019
Spring Cleaning and Senior Safety

With the first day of spring just around the corner, it’s officially the time of year to do…

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  • Mar 7, 2019
Protect Yourself from Senior Scams

We live in an incredible age. Technology, like the internet and mobile telephones, has created amazing opportunities for…

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  • Mar 7, 2019
The Best Ways to Improve Your Posture as You Age

As people age, posture can often become problematic. Posture is actually an early sign of aging. Many people…

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  • Mar 6, 2019
How to Combat Vitamin D Deficiency This Winter

Vitamin D deficiency is an incredibly common problem for most Americans, especially seniors. Many members of the Greatest…

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  • Mar 5, 2019
Can You Be Too Young For A Stroke?

When news broke late last week that actor Luke Perry had suffered a stroke at the age of…

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  • Mar 4, 2019
6 Innovative Products to Help Seniors Remain Safe at Home

According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of adults aged 65+ want to stay in their own homes as…

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  • Feb 27, 2019
Take Five: Why Breaks Are Vital for Long-Term Caregivers

Life can be exhausting. There are appointments to make and keep, bills to pay, and calendar dates to…

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  • Feb 22, 2019
Heart-Healthy Eating

February has been dedicated to American Heart Health Month, and for good reason. Cardiovascular disease is currently the…

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  • Feb 20, 2019
Cyber Safety For Seniors: Avoiding Online Scams

It’s hard to avoid talk of cybercrimes these days. It seems as though every day, the news shares…

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  • Feb 13, 2019
How to Approach Valentine's Day When You've Lost A Partner

There’s no proper way to prepare for the loss of a loved one. Whether you knew they were…

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  • Feb 7, 2019
A New Tradition: Valentine's Day For Grandparents

Valentine’s Day is a day that is typically marketed to couples, which can be a challenge for those…

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  • Feb 6, 2019
Steady Exercise and Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The stark reality is that half…

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  • Feb 5, 2019
What's Happening With The Affordable Care Act?

As of the close of enrollment for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there were…

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  • Feb 4, 2019
Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for American women. About 1 in 8 women in…

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  • Feb 1, 2019
Eat A Heart Healthy Diet With Fiber

Heart disease is shocking. Not because it’s so rare or mysterious, but because it is responsible for roughly…

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  • Jan 30, 2019
How to Survive the Most Common Winter Illnesses

In addition to the freezing temperatures, winter also brings with it an increased risk of a variety of…

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  • Jan 28, 2019
How to Have Difficult Conversations With A Parent

Maintaining a sense of independence is an important part of getting older. But time and our bodies often…

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  • Jan 24, 2019
Why Is It Important to Know My Family Medical History?

During an appointment with a family physician or healthcare provider, we’re often asked a number of questions surrounding…

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  • Jan 21, 2019
How to Cope With a Parent Who Has Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding affects people of all ages, however, the average age for hoarders to seek treatment is 50. Hoarding…

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  • Jan 18, 2019
Winter Safety Checklist For Seniors

While the view of soft, white snowflakes flurrying to the ground is a beautiful sight you can only…

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  • Jan 15, 2019
2019 Predictions For Medicare

For years, politicians have talked about sweeping changes they would like to make to government programs like Medicare…

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  • Jan 12, 2019
How The Shutdown Could Affect Medicare

On Saturday, January 12 this partial government shutdown became the longest in history, surpassing the shutdown that occurred…

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  • Jan 11, 2019
Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Caring for older adults suffering from dementia is no easy task. You want to love and support them…

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  • Jan 10, 2019
What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Of all the conditions that impact your senses with age, glaucoma may be the hardest to see (no…

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  • Jan 8, 2019
Shed Holiday Weight With These 5 Healthy Tips

The holidays are over, the decorations put away, and the New Year is here. Unfortunately, along with presents…

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  • Jan 1, 2019
Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Seniors and Their Families

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st an entirely new year begins, no matter what part of…

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  • Dec 28, 2018
Downsizing a Home: A Checklist for Caregivers

Sometimes, caring for an aging parent can go above and beyond helping them with physical tasks, like bathing,…

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  • Dec 23, 2018
4 Money Tips to Help You Manage Your Holiday Spending

It’s the most wonderful time of year—and the most expensive. The air is filled with joy and laughter,…

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  • Dec 21, 2018
All About Shingles: What You Need To Know

The pitfalls of aging can sometimes be painful, especially when it comes to shingles. The shingles virus, also…

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  • Dec 18, 2018
10 Tips For Healthy Aging

The legend of the Fountain of Youth—a mythical spring that restores the youth of anyone who sips from…

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  • Dec 12, 2018
How Volunteering Benefits Your Business

Here at Medical Guardian, one of our core values is “Passion for Purpose” which means we care deeply…

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  • Dec 12, 2018
Holiday Fraud and Senior Scams

Approximately $37 billion a year is stolen from America's older citizens, as 5 million older Americans are financially…

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  • Dec 11, 2018
2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

Not sure what to buy your older loved ones this holiday season? We’ve rounded up a list of…

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  • Dec 10, 2018
Holly, Jolly and Safe: The Gift of Online and Offline Protection

Considering the sheer volume of financial, government, medical, and even personal data stored on Internet-connected devices and online…

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  • Dec 10, 2018
Sleigh Bells Ring: Gifts That Aid With Mobility

Once you have experienced a fall, your chances are doubled for falling again—which is why understanding fall risks,…

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  • Dec 9, 2018
Getting Your Loved One's Home Ready For Winter

Wintertime can be a nice change after the blisteringly hot days of summer, but between the freezing temperatures,…

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  • Dec 1, 2018
Shingles and Seniors

When you were a kid, the chickenpox was probably not that big a deal. You’d stay home from…

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  • Nov 21, 2018
6 Ways to Help You Shop Safely this Holiday Season

As you prepare your shopping and gift lists, it’s important to keep the security and privacy of your…

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  • Nov 21, 2018
Staying Safe In Your Home During the Holidays

There’s a certain truth to the lyrics from the Perry Como song “There’s No Place Like Home for…

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  • Nov 21, 2018
How To Minimize Holiday Stress

Self-care for caregivers shouldn’t get set aside just because the holiday season is upon us. Although this time…

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  • Nov 20, 2018
Have a Happy Thanksgiving by Staying Active and Healthy

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, bringing with it lots of decadent foods. Even the most…

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  • Nov 14, 2018
Prevention Tips to 5 Common Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, COPD, heart disease, and osteoporosis (just to name a few), are the…

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  • Nov 13, 2018
World Diabetes Day: Take Control Of Your Health

Type 2 diabetes is slowly becoming an American epidemic. It is estimated that 30 million Americans are currently…

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  • Nov 8, 2018
Caregiving Part I: Medical Guardian Serves Hard-Working Caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and although caregivers should be acknowledged year-round, this month is dedicated to…

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  • Nov 7, 2018
Caregiving Part II: Resources to Overcome Challenges & Empower Caregivers

Being a caregiver to an aging parent is one of the most challenging and overlooked jobs in this…

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  • Nov 7, 2018
Caregiving Part III: How To Hire A Caregiver For A Loved One

Caring for an aging loved one is a difficult job. And whether you have the bandwidth to take…

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  • Nov 7, 2018
Part IV: Why Caregiver Appreciation Deserves More Than A Day

Caring for another human on a daily basis—whether a child, a spouse, or an aging parent—is a challenging,…

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  • Nov 6, 2018
Part V: Caregiving: Navigating the Medical Journey

Unless you have medical training, it’s hard to be completely prepared for everything that happens when a parent…

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  • Oct 26, 2018
The Differences Between Medical Alert Systems and Apple Watch Series 4

In September 2018, Apple announced its newest updates and features to the Apple Watch Series 4, drawing nationwide…

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  • Oct 26, 2018
Life After A Stroke

According to stroke.org, while 80 percent of strokes can be prevented, nearly 800,000 people experience a new or…

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  • Oct 23, 2018
Foods Rich In Antioxidants For Healthy Aging

For hundreds of years, humans have been taken with the idea of finding a Fountain of Youth that…

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  • Oct 22, 2018
What Medicare Is and What It Covers

Medicare options and supplements can often be confusing, especially if you have never gone through the process before.…

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  • Oct 21, 2018
What Medicare Costs

In addition to taking eligibility into account when you are researching Medicare, you might also consider how coverage…

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  • Oct 20, 2018
Qualifying for Medicare

If you’ve never applied for Medicare before, you might be worried as to whether or not you qualify…

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  • Oct 19, 2018
Enrolling In Medicare at the Right Time

Deadlines for Medicare enrollment are pretty strict, so it’s important to mark the dates on your calendar in…

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  • Oct 18, 2018
Figuring Out Your Medicare Choices

There can be so many different combinations of options to choose from when enrolling for Medicare, it can…

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  • Oct 17, 2018
How Medicare Works with Other Health Coverage

Medicare coverage can supplement employer-based insurance coverage for civilians, Federal employees and military veterans. Figuring out how benefit…

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  • Oct 10, 2018
How Technology Is Helping Seniors Every Day

Technology has become an integral part of the way our world functions. It affects everything from the way…

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  • Sep 28, 2018
5 Tips for Keeping Your Heart Healthy as You Age

The term “heart disease” is an umbrella term that includes a variety of heart conditions, including coronary heart…

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  • Sep 27, 2018
A Guide to Hearing Aids

“What?!” If you often find yourself repeating this question when people are talking to you, you are not…

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  • Sep 25, 2018
Internet Safety Advice for the Caregiving Community

With nearly 47.8 million citizens over the age of 65 living in the United States, cybercriminals are taking…

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  • Sep 21, 2018
The Most Common Places You're Most Likely to Fall Around the Home

Falls are among the most dangerous accidents for individuals 65 and older. Furthermore, falls are the leading cause…

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  • Sep 19, 2018
Tips for Healthy Aging

Aging is one of the inevitabilities of life; it’s unavoidable. Over the years, our bodies begin to change…

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  • Sep 7, 2018
Moving to Assisted Living vs. Aging In Place

Over the past few decades, older adults have been increasingly worried about how to plan for their future.…

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  • Aug 29, 2018
Internet Safety Advice for Older Adults

The United States is home to 47.8 million citizens over the age of 65. By the year 2030,…

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  • Aug 23, 2018
Recommended Immunizations for Older Adults

August is National Immunization Month—an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages,…

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  • Aug 20, 2018
Age Is Just a Number—National Senior Citizens Day

Sophia Loren, actress and singer, once said, “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your…

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  • Aug 8, 2018
Fun Social Activities for Older Adults

Humans are, by nature, social beings. Socialization is a key component to healthy aging, in addition to a…

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  • Aug 6, 2018
3 Caregiver Tips to Maintain Your Well-Being

Our customer service team speaks to caregivers across the country every day, and one thing is clear: growing…

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  • Jul 26, 2018
Tech Savvy: Apps For Caregiver Support

Technology is used on a daily basis to help improve our lives, so why shouldn’t technology be used…

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  • Jul 19, 2018
Use It or Lose It: Keeping Your Mind Sharp to Maintain Independence

You may have used the phrase “use it or lose it” to describe muscles and the work needed…

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  • Jul 11, 2018
Summer Sun Safety For Older Adults

With lush green grass, blue skies, sandy beaches and an abundance of sunshine—summer is officially in full swing!…

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  • Jul 3, 2018
How A Medical Alert Device Can Make You More Independent

Older adults who live alone might face objections from friends and family who are concerned for their safety.…

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  • Jul 2, 2018
How to Get Up From a Fall: Step by Step Guide

Did you know that 1 in 4 older adults fall every year? Falling once doubles the risk of…

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  • Jun 25, 2018
Top 5 Senior Housing Trends

Senior healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry. New technology is presented all the time and seniors are presented…

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  • Jun 25, 2018
5 Ways Technology Impacts Older Adults and Their Health

Today, the influence of digital technology is ever-growing. Due in part to its demystification with free online resources,…

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  • Jun 21, 2018
Fall Prevention: Enjoy Your Summer Days Without X-rays

Summer is officially here—and so is National Safety Month. What better time to discuss how to avoid falls…

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  • Jun 15, 2018
What To Do If You Suspect Your Parents Are Being Abused

It’s a sad reality that there are people within our society who prey on those who are weaker…

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  • Jun 12, 2018
2018 Socical Security and Medicare Annual Report Projections

Last week, the 2018 Social Security and Medicare annual report was released—leaving American seniors worried and anxious for…

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  • Jun 11, 2018
The Connection Between Stress and Falls in Older Men

Stress can lead to significant health problems, regardless of your age. Stress has been linked to a variety…

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  • Jun 4, 2018
How to Stay Properly Hydrated

Summer is upon us, which means that it’s hot, humid, and your perspiration rate is at its highest.…

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  • Jun 1, 2018
Reversing Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Thanks to a promising new study published in the Fall 2014 issue of the medical journal Aging, the…

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  • May 23, 2018
Exercises to Improve Mobility

Think of your body as a machine. As a machine needs fuel, your body needs nutrients to move…

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  • May 17, 2018
Helping Seniors: Fighting Senior Hunger

As May is Older Americans Month, Medical Guardian is honoring older Americans by giving back to seniors in…

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  • May 11, 2018
Nominate a Senior to Win a Free Medical Alert System!

May is Older Americans Month— a time to celebrate the many ways in which older adults (65+) make…

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  • May 8, 2018
Fall Costs, Risks and Prevention

The topic of falls in elderly populations can be uncomfortable to talk about, as a fall can be…

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  • May 4, 2018
Self-Care for Caregivers

A retired professional and active volunteer at a local museum reached into her pocketbook and pulled out a…

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  • May 1, 2018
Alleviating Aging Fears

Whether it’s your weight on a scale or the number of candles on your birthday cake, it can…

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  • Apr 25, 2018
How to Know When Your Elderly Parents Need Help

America is getting older, with adults 65 or older making up about 15 percent of the population. Growing…

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  • Apr 19, 2018
Stress Management For New Caregivers

The act of caring for an aging parent is not one that many plan in advance. Instead, caregivers…

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  • Apr 17, 2018
Spring Clean Your Personal Finances

Spring is upon us! To many, spring means spring cleaning—but spring cleaning doesn't just have to mean tidying…

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  • Apr 13, 2018
Health Coverage for Everyone, Everywhere

This past weekend, in honor of World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) promoted universal healthcare as…

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  • Apr 12, 2018
Diagnosed with Prostate or Testicular Cancer? Benefits May Be Available

Guest Blog Written By the Outreach Team at Disability Benefits Help

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  • Apr 11, 2018
New Parkinson’s Research Links Disease to Gut Health

It is estimated that as many as 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease…

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  • Apr 4, 2018
Questions To Ask Your Doctor As You Age

According to Practice Fusion, patients over the age of 65 will have seen an average of 28.4 doctors…

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  • Mar 30, 2018
Greater Risk of Brain Injury After Fall for Elderly

According to the CDC, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the…

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  • Mar 27, 2018
Exercise and Diabetes

It is estimated that 29 million people are living with diabetes or prediabetes in the United States. Diabetes…

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  • Mar 14, 2018
How A Good Night’s Sleep Can Lead to Healthy Aging

Sleep is the body’s natural defense against sickness and diseases - using this time to repair the cellular…

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  • Mar 1, 2018
March is National Nutrition Month

Many people say when you eat well, you feel well. While your body is a machine that must…

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  • Feb 13, 2018
Valentine's Day Activities for Everyone to Enjoy

While Valentine's Day can be a special day for some, it can also be a depressing time for…

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  • Feb 13, 2018
How Underdogs Win in Business

Super Bowl LII is one game football fans from around the country just can’t stop talking about—especially us…

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  • Jan 30, 2018
Worst Flu Season In A Decade: How You Might Be Affected

If you watch or read the news, you may have noticed that experts have been trying to warn…

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  • Jan 18, 2018
The Future of Social Security and Medicare

In December 2017, Congress and the Senate passed a tax reform bill that became law. The bill, called…

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  • Jan 10, 2018
Safety First: Preventing Falls At Home

When it comes to home safety for seniors, you cannot be too careful. Choosing to be proactive about…

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  • Jan 4, 2018
A New Year of Living Life Without Limits

Right after ringing in the New Year, it’s not uncommon to see and hear a lot of content…

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  • Dec 29, 2017
Rediscover Your Sense Of Purpose

Most people look forward to their retirement; in the months and years leading up to signing retirement papers,…

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  • Dec 21, 2017
Indoor Exercises for Cold Weather

The cold weather seems to make everyone want to hibernate for the winter. And while that can be…

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  • Dec 19, 2017
Winter Safety Tips To Help Prevent Falls

When you live on the east coast, the holiday season usually brings more than good cheer--it can also…

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  • Dec 12, 2017
How To Deal With Holiday Shopping On A Budget

The holidays are a jolly, merry time of year, although they can also be a big source of…

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  • Dec 7, 2017
Be A Better You: Reflecting On The Past Year

The holidays are always such a frenetic time of year. There’s a flurry of activity--from holiday shopping, to…

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  • Dec 5, 2017
5 Gifts for Seniors That Prevent Falls

No matter where you are in the holiday shopping process--whether you’ve been crossing gifts off your list since…

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  • Nov 28, 2017
With New Guidelines, Your Blood Pressure May Be Too High

A panel of physicians recently lowered the threshold for high blood pressure, often a precursor to cardiovascular disease,…

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  • Nov 21, 2017
Take Action Against Loneliness For The Holidays

Loneliness is a feeling that can overcome you at any age, but it’s something that many seniors struggle…

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  • Nov 14, 2017
3 Simple Ways To Focus on Gratitude

The holidays--that span of the calendar between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day--are such a chaotic time, filled with…

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  • Nov 9, 2017
Healthy Holiday Meals

The holidays can be such a joyful, but also stressful, time of year. Between stress snacking, holiday parties…

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  • Nov 7, 2017
Don’t Overlook These Benefits for Veterans

Veteran’s Day might not get as much recognition as Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it has great meaning for…

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  • Nov 2, 2017
Be A Better You: Embrace Technology And Get Connected

Innovation and technological progress can be scary at times, but more often than not they can both enhance…

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  • Oct 31, 2017
Things Older Adults Need to Put Aside Money For

Written by guest blogger Aaron Hall, Best CompanyIf you're reading this, it's probably because you've advanced beyond your…

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  • Oct 26, 2017
Exercising With Osteoporosis

Fad diets may come and go, but exercise is something that all experts agree on when it comes…

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  • Oct 19, 2017
The Importance of Estate Planning For Older Women

For many Baby Boomer women, financial literacy is as foreign as a complicated new language. According to data…

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  • Oct 17, 2017
Safe Driving Tips For Older Adults

A simple Google search for “senior safety” will turn up hundreds of website results for how to keep…

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  • Oct 12, 2017
Fun Activities For Older Adults To Try This Fall

There are so many reasons to look forward to the fall; the crisp autumn air, beautiful foliage, fun…

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  • Oct 11, 2017
Life Without Limits: A New Perspective on Aging

There are unfortunately many misconceptions about what exactly aging means. People typically expect older adults to be dependent,…

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  • Oct 5, 2017
Be A Better You: Quit Smoking For Good

Smoking cigarettes was a cultural norm until it wasn’t; smoking was allowed pretty much everywhere--on airplanes, in restaurants…

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  • Sep 28, 2017
Resources For Seniors Who Need Some Extra Help

There are many different living options available to people as they age these days. Some have saved well…

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  • Sep 26, 2017
The Benefits of Yoga For Older Women

September provides us with National Women’s Health and Fitness Day as well as National Yoga Awareness month, which…

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  • Sep 21, 2017
Stand Up To Senior Falls

Senior falls can be dangerous, expensive and scary, especially if they result in potentially detrimental injuries. But falls…

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  • Sep 14, 2017
The Cost of Falls

Falls can cost you more than just your health; they can also take a bite out of your…

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  • Sep 12, 2017
Can Prostate Cancer Be Detected Early?

Ben Stiller. Colin Powell. Robert De Niro. Ken Griffey. Warren Buffett.

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  • Sep 7, 2017
Be A Better You: Exploring New Hobbies

Throughout our lives, there are various activities that we participate in that help to define who we are.…

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  • Aug 31, 2017
Use Labor Day For A Self-Care Day

Labor Day is more than just an annual holiday that marks the end of summer. The original intent…

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  • Aug 30, 2017
7 Ways to Lower Your Fall Risk & Stay Safe at Home

Written by guest blogger Aaron Hall, Best Company

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  • Aug 29, 2017
The Financial Realities of Retirement Today

Retirement isn’t what it used to be; between the rising cost of healthcare and people living longer, your…

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  • Aug 24, 2017
The Rise of Senior Volunteers

People tend to think of retirement as a paid vacation, but in these strained financial times, it’s no…

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  • Aug 22, 2017
Social Interactions Promote Emotional and Physical Health

When the Beatles wrote the song “With A Little Help From My Friends,” they probably were not thinking…

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  • Aug 17, 2017
Immunizations: What Seniors Should Know

As the summer begins to wane, marketing materials promoting the flu shot for seniors seem to be everywhere.…

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  • Aug 15, 2017
What You Need to Know About Seniors and Financial Abuse

Due to the physical and cognitive limitations that often occur with age, managing one’s finances can become increasingly…

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  • Aug 10, 2017
Seniors, Insomnia and Falls

It’s hard to overstate the important role that sleep plays in all of our lives. Sleep can dictate…

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  • Aug 3, 2017
Be A Better You: Get Engaged in Your Finances

When it comes to thinking about personal finances, most people simply don’t want to think about it at…

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  • Aug 1, 2017
Friendship & Social Support for Caregivers

When caring for an elderly loved one, you are often responsible for a multitude of caregiving tasks every…

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  • Jul 27, 2017
In Your Own Words: What Independence Means To Me

When it comes to aging and independence, many people have misconceptions about how the two can co-exist. And…

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  • Jul 25, 2017
What Retiring Adults Need To Know About Needing Insurance Before Medicare

No matter your age, the topic of insurance can be a complicated one, but this is especially so…

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  • Jul 20, 2017
Helping Your Parent at Home Without Taking Away Their Independence

For so many of us, life is all about trying to control as much of the unknown as…

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  • Jul 18, 2017
Senior Celebs Fall, Too

When it comes to elderly falls, many people operate under the misconception that only those who are frail…

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  • Jul 13, 2017
Returning Home After Knee or Hip Surgery

While many people would like to age as though they’ve sipped from the Fountain of Youth, the reality…

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  • Jul 6, 2017
Be a Better You: How to be Happier

This is the seventh installment of our “Be A Better You” series, which provides in-depth healthy living tips…

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  • Jul 3, 2017
Red, White, & Blue Recipes: Brownie Parfait

This time of year, the colors of our great American flag can be found everywhere you look --…

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  • Jun 27, 2017
Profiles In Independence: Seniors Defying The Odds

Are you an independent senior? You are not alone. There’s no age limit for independence; as long as…

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  • Jun 22, 2017
Talking To Dad About Taking Away The Car Keys

For many people, having the ability to drive a car means unlimited freedom and independence. From the moment…

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  • Jun 15, 2017
Questions Men Should Ask A Doctor Before Trying A New Exercise

During every stage of life it is highly recommended for all of us to experience physical activity. As…

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  • Jun 13, 2017
Talking To Dad About Hiring Handyman Services for Seniors

As children, we viewed our dad as a sort of superhero who could single-handedly tackle any obstacle. No…

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  • Jun 8, 2017
Men And Diabetes: Dangerous Symptoms

Diabetes is an American epidemic. The American Diabetes Association reports that 9.3 percent of the overall U.S. population…

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  • Jun 6, 2017
The Biggest Threat To Older Men Living Alone

What comes to mind when you think of the biggest health conditions threatening senior men? Heart disease? Fatal…

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  • Jun 1, 2017
Be A Better You: Build Your Own Bucket List

This is the sixth installment of our “Be A Better You” series, which provides in-depth healthy living tips…

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  • May 30, 2017
How Menopause Affects Your Health

In the years between menstruation and menopause, women experience many physical and hormonal changes. And, contrary to popular…

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  • May 25, 2017
Women Over 50: Worried About Money And The Cost of Care

When it comes to retirement and money, people seem to be more anxious than ever before about how…

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  • May 23, 2017
Know the Heart Attack Symptoms for Women

Deanna from Nevada was relaxing at home one evening when she started experiencing chest pain. Marilyn from Illinois…

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  • May 18, 2017
What to Look for in a Medical Alert Device Company

As a savvy consumer, you wouldn’t buy a house or rent an apartment without asking questions about the…

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  • May 16, 2017
How To Tell If Your Parent Needs A Medical Alert System

There is an old expression about the fact that you cannot plan for everything in life: “the best…

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  • May 11, 2017
Regular Exercise Can Help Prevent Falls

Maybe it starts with some mild back pain in your 30’s, which escalates in your 40’s. By your…

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  • May 9, 2017
Helping Mom Stay Empowered With Age

The older you get, the more you hear people say, “age is just a number!” And while that…

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  • May 4, 2017
Be A Better You: Forget The Stress, Live In The Now

As we enter adulthood and start feeling the weight of responsibility, it’s easy for stress to creep into…

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  • May 2, 2017
Women, Retirement and Money

For the majority of our lives, we wake up, commute, work for 8 hours, commute home and get…

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  • Apr 25, 2017
How To Know If A Parent Is Silently Struggling At Home

When you are responsible for helping aging parents who are still living at home (either yours or theirs),…

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  • Apr 20, 2017
Join The Conversation: Seniors and Public Policy Issues

Politics seems to dominate many conversations these days and no matter which side of the aisle you are…

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  • Apr 18, 2017
How To Communicate With Your Family About An Aging Loved One

When you first think of a hard conversation that you need to have with family members, you may…

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  • Apr 13, 2017
Superfoods For Eye Health

Our eyes are our windows to the world; they allow us to watch movies, sunsets, and the faces…

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  • Apr 11, 2017
Know the Dangers of Hoarding

Whenever the topic of home safety for the elderly comes up, much attention is focused on taking proper…

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  • Apr 6, 2017
Be a Better You: Senior Fitness 101

This is the fourth installment of our “Be A Better You” series, which provides in-depth healthy living tips…

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  • Apr 4, 2017
Staying Safe In Spring Showers

Aside from being a much-needed reprieve from the cold days of winter, spring is a time of change,…

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  • Mar 31, 2017
Why MS Is So Hard To Diagnose

Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 2.3 million people across the globe, but it remains one of the more…

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  • Mar 29, 2017
Falls Are No Joke

With each passing year of life, not much changes in the way that you feel about who you…

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  • Mar 27, 2017
FAQs on Multiple Sclerosis

When you hear the term ‘chronic condition,’ you may think of heart disease, diabetes or arthritis, but there…

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  • Mar 22, 2017
Recognizing the Signs of Gambling Addiction in Senior Loved Ones

Between the upbeat music, flashing screens and and the thrill of taking a chance, it’s no wonder that…

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  • Mar 20, 2017
Baby Boomers and Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C has popped up in the news over the years, but mainly when it’s announced that a…

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  • Mar 17, 2017
5 Green Foods to Add to Your Diet for Safe, Healthy Aging

It’s not uncommon for us to frequently see the color green during the month of March. The approaching…

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  • Mar 15, 2017
Why Fitness And Sleep Go Hand-in-Hand

If you are trying to lose weight or build muscle through regular exercise, then you already know that…

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  • Mar 13, 2017
Can You Write Off Caregiving As A Tax Deduction?

Tax Day, which falls on April 15th every year, can be anxiety-inducing for a number of reasons. If…

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  • Mar 10, 2017
Simple Ways to Maintain Healthy Kidneys as You Age

You probably never think about your kidneys, but they work hard for you every day. Your kidneys help…

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  • Mar 8, 2017
Eat Right to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is quickly becoming an American epidemic. The current statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control state…

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  • Mar 3, 2017
Be A Better You: Simple Ways to Fuel Up on Nutritious Foods

This is the third installment of our “Be A Better You” series, which provides in-depth healthy living tips…

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  • Feb 27, 2017
Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes to Enjoy

Originally designated as a day of gluttony before the beginning of the self-sacrificing season of Lent, Mardi Gras…

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  • Feb 24, 2017
The Connection Between Heart and Brain Health

There’s no denying that the mind is a powerful tool. Even as early as 19 B.C., the phrase…

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  • Feb 22, 2017
Indoor Exercise With...Video Games?

Video games, once seen as high-tech ways for kids and teenagers to pass time are becoming more appealing…

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  • Feb 20, 2017
Why Age Is Such A Big Risk Factor For Cancer

February 4, 2017 was World Cancer Day, a day that “aims to save millions of preventable deaths each…

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  • Feb 17, 2017
The Very Real Risk of Heart Disease in Women

It’s not uncommon to see and hear a lot about hearts all throughout the month of February. And…

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  • Feb 15, 2017
The Balancing Act: Quality of Life Tips for Caregivers

With more people than ever before choosing to remain in their own homes as they age, family members…

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  • Feb 10, 2017
Heart Healthy Swaps for Common Cravings

February is National Heart Health Month, which means that there has been no shortage of advice about how…

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  • Feb 6, 2017
Healthy Heart Tips For Caregivers & Their Aging Loved Ones

February is heart health month, which is important considering that heart disease is currently the leading cause of…

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  • Feb 3, 2017
Be A Better You: Small Changes For Big Heart Health

This is the second installment of our “Be A Better You” series, which provides in-depth healthy living tips…

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  • Feb 1, 2017
Celebrating Incredible Achievements of African-American Seniors

Historically described as a “melting pot,” the United States has long been a place where people of various…

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  • Jan 30, 2017
Can Exercise Prevent Dementia?

The benefits of exercise seem to be abundant; it can help you lose or maintain your weight, sleep…

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  • Jan 27, 2017
Warm Foods To Keep You Warm Through The Winter

Cold days and nights can really take a toll on the human body. Cold weather can affect all…

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  • Jan 25, 2017
The Very Real Risk of Medication Mismanagement Among Seniors

It’s not uncommon for teenagers to receive lectures and classes focused solely on the very real dangers of…

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  • Jan 20, 2017
Glaucoma 101: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

While many people think that it’s typical to develop eye problems and lose vision as you age, that…

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  • Jan 18, 2017
Exploring Senior-Friendly Sports

With so much attention focused around the importance of fitness over 50, exercise can seem more like a…

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  • Jan 16, 2017
Protecting Your Home From Radon

Radon is a type of odorless, colorless radioactive gas that forms after certain elements in soil and rocks…

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  • Jan 13, 2017
Beyond Superstition: Preventing Accidents In and Around the Home

Friday the 13th can be an ominous day for those who are superstitious. While the exact origins of…

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  • Jan 11, 2017
Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder With Your Diet

Once the cold weather sets in and the days get shorter, it’s not uncommon for your mood to…

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  • Jan 9, 2017
Exercising in the Cold Weather

When the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, it can be hard to find the motivation…

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  • Jan 6, 2017
Being A Better You: The Month of Yes!

Another year, another January in which we make Resolutions for change in the year ahead. But how many…

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  • Jan 4, 2017
Baby Boomers Become Post-Retirement Asset to Companies

Gone are the days where retirement means leaving the workforce forever, because baby boomers are changing the landscape…

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  • Jan 2, 2017
How to Keep Your Loved One Active in the Winter

Once the temperature drops and the days get shorter, it can be tempting for seniors to simply hibernate…

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  • Dec 30, 2016
Prepping For Your New Year Fitness Goals

As the year draws to a close, now is the time to start thinking about which New Year’s…

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  • Dec 26, 2016
Senior-Certified Fitness Classes

Seniors can get a bad rap, people thinking that retirees are lazy or inactive, when in reality it…

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  • Dec 23, 2016
Celebrating Diversity This Holiday Season

In recent years, the holidays have become media fodder for talking about the so-called “War on Christmas,” however,…

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  • Dec 21, 2016
The Best Healthy Holiday Recipes

Part of the excitement of the holidays involves the delicious meals and desserts shared with loved ones during…

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  • Dec 19, 2016
Does Your Loved One Need Help at Home? Signs to Look for During the Holidays

Whether or not you live far away from your family, the holidays can be one of the few…

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  • Dec 16, 2016
Battling The Holiday Blues

The holidays aren’t always a merry time of year for everyone. Whether you are mourning the loss of…

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  • Dec 14, 2016
Great Holiday Gifts for Caregivers

With more than a week left to go until Christmas, most of our free time is occupied by…

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  • Dec 9, 2016
Navigating the Holidays as a Caregiver

Although it’s called the most wonderful time of the year, no one can seem to escape feeling stressed…

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  • Dec 7, 2016
Remembering Pearl Harbor

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into…

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  • Dec 5, 2016
Foods for Flu Prevention

We hear a lot about flu prevention this time of year, and for good reason. Although the flu…

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  • Dec 2, 2016
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips for Seniors

Once Thanksgiving Day is over, finding that perfect gift for everyone on your list often becomes the central…

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  • Nov 30, 2016
Remembering Florence Henderson

Like the rest of the nation, we here at Medical Guardian were devastated to hear about the passing…

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  • Nov 28, 2016
The Scary Reality of Alzheimer’s and Wandering Off

Alzheimer’s is such a complex disease that it can be difficult to focus on all the different ways…

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  • Nov 25, 2016
How a Medical Alert Device Helps Caregivers

With more than one in four seniors experiencing a fall every year, promoting senior safety is now more…

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  • Nov 23, 2016
What To Do When COPD Gets Worse During The Winter

As the weather gets colder and winter settles in, it’s not always the cold that has a negative…

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  • Nov 22, 2016
The Top 10 Tips for Caring for an Elderly Parent

Written by guest blogger Sadie Cornelius, SafeSmartLiving.com

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  • Nov 21, 2016
A Diabetic’s Guide to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most highly-anticipated meals of the entire year, but it can be disastrous…

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  • Nov 16, 2016
Switching Doctors Once You Turn 65

Turning 65 is a milestone birthday that comes with many new changes--and that’s not necessarily a bad thing!…

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  • Nov 14, 2016
Exercise Tips for Diabetics

November is American Diabetes Month. We have already explored the ways in which changing your diet can have…

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  • Nov 9, 2016
Eating for Diabetes

Diabetes has become a growing problem in the United States, especially with the senior population. On average, type…

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  • Nov 7, 2016
Celebrating Veterans Day With Your Loved Ones

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff…

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  • Nov 4, 2016
5 Ways Caregivers Can Help Their Elderly Loved Ones Prevent Falls

Written by guest blogger Caroline Maurer, SafeWise.com

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  • Nov 2, 2016
Election Day: Senior Votes Matter

No matter where your political affiliations lie, it has been almost impossible to avoid news about the upcoming…

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  • Oct 28, 2016
Elderly Alcohol Abuse: What You Need to Know

Alcohol dates back to Ancient Greece, who used wine as part of religious rituals. Although the Greeks imbibed…

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  • Oct 26, 2016
The Importance of Aerobic Exercise for Seniors

October is Healthy Lung Month, which calls attention to the importance of keeping your lungs healthy and fit.…

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  • Oct 24, 2016
Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Safety Tips for Seniors

Between the leaves changing color and the temperatures cooling down, October brings with it many exciting things --…

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  • Oct 21, 2016
Healthy Halloween-Inspired Snacks

You can always tell when Halloween rolls around because pumpkins seem to pop up on every doorstep, spooky…

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  • Oct 17, 2016
Easing the Transition Home After A Hospital Visit

Seniors who have spent time in the hospital, whether due to an injury after a fall or a…

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  • Oct 14, 2016
How to Create a Fire Emergency Plan

Fires do more than just damage our beloved homes and belongings – they destroy lives. It’s easy to…

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  • Oct 12, 2016
Build Up Healthy Bones with a Healthy Diet

It’s no secret that a well-balanced diet is a key component of healthy aging, but a lesser-known fact…

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  • Oct 10, 2016
Finding the Right Fitness Trainer for You

Whether you’re just beginning to learn about senior fitness programs or have been exercising for a while and…

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  • Oct 7, 2016
The Cost of Caring For An Elderly Parent

Nearly 10,000 people turn 65 each day here in America. According to a 2015 Report on Caregiving in…

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  • Oct 5, 2016
Maintaining Healthy Lungs As You Age

Amid various health concerns that typically affect seniors, such as heart disease, dementia and diabetes, our lungs are…

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  • Sep 30, 2016
Does Getting Older Mean Getting Happier?

These days it seems like there is so much to be anxious about. Questions like “Will I be…

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  • Sep 28, 2016
Senior Fitness: Tips for Women Over 50

Amid our busy schedules, it’s easy to think of exercise as a chore, but senior exercise programs are…

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  • Sep 26, 2016
Eating Your Way To A Better Brain

If you think of your body as being a machine that requires fuel for survival, would you want…

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  • Sep 23, 2016
Guaranteed Protection for Yourself & Your System

In any emergency, an immediate and accurate response is essential in both ensuring your safety and a quick…

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  • Sep 21, 2016
“What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?” & Other FAQs on Alzheimer’s Disease

With more than five million older Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, chances are…

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  • Sep 19, 2016
6 Simple Steps to Prevent Elderly Falls

Fall is a season of change. The temperature gets cooler and the leaves change color, but one thing…

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  • Sep 16, 2016
The Importance of Caregiver Support

Whether you’ve been caring for a loved one for an extended period of time, or you recently fell…

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  • Sep 14, 2016
Is it Time to Change your Fitness Routine?

Anyone who’s ever been on a weight loss journey knows that it’s usually those last 10 lbs. that…

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  • Sep 12, 2016
Take Control Over Your Cholesterol with a Healthy Diet

Since more than 42 million older adults have at least one type of heart disease, combating high cholesterol…

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  • Sep 7, 2016
Celebrating Grandparents Day with your Loved Ones

“As we seek to strengthen the enduring values of the family, it is appropriate that we honor our…

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  • Sep 5, 2016
The Best Yoga Poses for Seniors

It seems as though every insight about the key components of healthy aging lead back to maintaining a…

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  • Sep 2, 2016
The Key Components of Healthy Aging

There’s no denying that aging comes with many positive and negative changes. But getting older doesn’t have to…

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  • Aug 31, 2016
Playdates for Seniors and Toddlers Helps The Whole Community

Shrieks of delight and group renditions of “Wheels on the Bus” are not typical sounds that you hear…

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  • Aug 29, 2016
Signs That You Aren't Getting Enough Good Nutrients

In a country where food portions at restaurants are heaping, it’s hard to believe that hunger is a…

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  • Aug 26, 2016
Fun Activities for Seniors to Socialize

Humans are, by nature, social beings. The fact that humans depend on one another to thrive has helped…

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  • Aug 24, 2016
How Affordable is Assisted Living?

Did you know that 6.3 million Americans over the age of 65 require long-term care, according the Family…

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  • Aug 22, 2016
Medical Guardian: A Service Above the Rest

Like you, 68-year-old Deborah D. from Houston, Texas was looking for a medical alert company that would provide…

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  • Aug 19, 2016
Proper Dental Care for Seniors

Dental care for seniors is an important component to maintaining your health as you age. Oral health can…

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  • Aug 17, 2016
Vacation Activities to Relieve Caregiver Stress

It’s not uncommon to experience emotional, physical and mental exhaustion when caring for an aging loved one. In…

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  • Aug 15, 2016
The History of National Senior Citizens Day

“Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country.” – President…

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  • Aug 12, 2016
Great Contributions From Senior Citizens

With National Senior Citizen’s Day coming up later in the month, we figured why not celebrate seniors all…

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  • Aug 10, 2016
Wearable Devices to Track Your Fitness

If you’ve been hearing the term, “wearable technology” a lot over the past year or so, you’re not…

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  • Aug 8, 2016
The Best Senior Discounts: Don’t Miss Out

Although growing older can be difficult at times, there are also many benefits that come along with it:…

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  • Aug 5, 2016
Indulge in a Caregiver Staycation

Caregiver burnout is the term used to describe the emotional, physical and mental fatigue that often comes with…

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  • Aug 3, 2016
FAQs on Elderly Vaccines

August symbolizes the end of summer, but did you know that it’s also National Immunization Month? Vaccines have…

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  • Aug 1, 2016
Senior Travel Safety Tips: Cruises

Out of all the summer travel options for seniors, cruises have become one of the most popular vacation…

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  • Jul 29, 2016
Listen Up! Foods that Boost Your Hearing

One of the most prevalent conditions affecting older adults is hearing loss. The National Institute on Deafness and…

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  • Jul 25, 2016
How to Stay Fit in Retirement

No matter how you look at it, you can no longer use work as an excuse to not…

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  • Jul 22, 2016
Do Seniors Have to Worry About The Zika Virus?

The Zika virus has been causing widespread panic for pregnant women across the globe, and has even caused…

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  • Jul 20, 2016
“The Premium Guardian Saved My Mother’s Life!”

It’s a scary reality that one in three older adults fall every year. That’s why 86-year-old Sara from…

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  • Jul 18, 2016
How To Handle an Aging Parent’s Hearing and Vision Loss

As we age, we become more susceptible to a variety of health problems, with hearing and vision loss…

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  • Jul 15, 2016
Fact or Fiction? High-Fat Foods Make You Gain Weight

The low-fat craze that became a national trend in the early 1990's may have done all of us…

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  • Jul 13, 2016
Tips for Successfully Aging in Place

One of the most common elderly problems today is finding a way to safely age in place. According…

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  • Jul 11, 2016
How A Strong Fitness Routine Can Help You Maintain Independence

You don’t have to compete in an Ironman to remain in good shape as you age. It is…

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  • Jul 8, 2016
The Summer Olympics: Senior-Friendly Events

2016 is a big year for many reasons: not only is it an election year, but the summer…

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  • Jul 6, 2016
Great Summer Vacation Destinations for Caregivers

When you serve as the primary caregiver for your aging parent, indulging in “me-time” can become a forbidden…

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  • Jul 4, 2016
Celebrating Senior Independence on Independence Day

Independence Day is a patriotic holiday that is typically celebrated with picnics, barbeques and fireworks. But this year,…

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  • Jul 1, 2016
Healthy & Patriotic Recipes Perfect for Independence Day

It may be hard to believe, but as we’re already a few weeks into summer, the 4th of…

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  • Jun 29, 2016
Vacationing as a Caregiver

Caregiving can be a very stressful and time-consuming responsibility, and just like any other job, sometimes it’s nice…

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  • Jun 27, 2016
The Top 5 Outdoor Exercises for Seniors

Welcome to summer! It really is a great time of the year with the sun shining and the…

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  • Jun 24, 2016
Summer Travel For Seniors

Summer is a great time for enjoying the outdoors and exploring new places. Traveling is a great way…

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  • Jun 22, 2016
Providing Comfort in an Emergency

There are many different reasons to purchase a medical alert device. Whether it’s the fear of falling or…

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  • Jun 20, 2016
Inspirational Words On Caregiving

Caring for an elderly parent can be rewarding, but also extremely frustrating and lonely at times. While your…

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  • Jun 17, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma

June is Men’s Health Month, and in an effort to raise awareness, we’re putting a spotlight on some…

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  • Jun 15, 2016
The 7 Best Foods for Senior Men

We’re all familiar with the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but an apple a…

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  • Jun 13, 2016
What All Men Over 50 Need to Know About Their Health

Fifty is a milestone birthday--and not just because of your age. Your health and your body feel very…

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  • Jun 10, 2016
Strength Training without Weights

It’s a fact of life that as we age, we lose muscle. It’s a popular misconception that muscle…

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  • Jun 8, 2016
Landline vs. Cell phone: Which is Better For An Emergency?

A 2014 study performed by the National Center for Health Statistics found that two in every five American…

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  • Jun 6, 2016
Why Father’s Day Should Be About More Than Gifts

The month of June brings along with it many new and exciting things – summer is right around…

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  • Jun 3, 2016
7 Foods that Help Hydrate You

As we see the mercury steadily increase in our thermometers, we all know what that means – summer’s…

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  • Jun 2, 2016
Beware of Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Especially in recent years, it has become the sad reality that fraudsters are increasingly targeting seniors. Due to…

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  • May 30, 2016
The Many Health Benefits of Golf for Seniors

After winter’s harsh snow and spring’s pesky showers, we’re sure many of us can’t wait to get outside…

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  • May 27, 2016
How to Create a Family Caregiver Agreement

There are more than 65 million caregivers in the U.S. alone, but with 10,000 people turning 65 every…

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  • May 25, 2016
How Arthritis Affects Your Work & Social Life

Joint pain, inflammation and stiffness in the fingers, arms and wrists are some of the common symptoms that…

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  • May 23, 2016
The Best Foods for your Eyesight

Carrots have always been the most popular food known to help improve eye sight. However, more research has…

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  • May 20, 2016
Tending to Your Garden AND Your Health

With the spring season underway, we’re sure many of us are itching to get outside and enjoy the…

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  • May 18, 2016
Saving a Life from a Stroke

Back in November 2015, 87-year-old Jack R. and his wife Dorothy were looking to get protected just in…

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  • May 16, 2016
How to Care for a Loved One After a Stroke

Seeing a loved one experience a stroke is never easy, and this can become even more difficult if…

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  • May 13, 2016
How to Find the Best Walking Shoes for Seniors

We all know the importance of exercise, but an exercise routine can seem daunting if you’re plagued by…

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  • May 11, 2016
Were You a Risk-Taker in Your Youth? What This Means as you Age

We often hear the phrase “live while you’re young!” This is often a main motivator behind a youth’s…

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  • May 9, 2016
How Much Do You Really Know About Stroke?

Since approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year according to the National Stroke Association, chances are we…

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  • May 6, 2016
Looking to Prevent Stroke? Your Diet Can Help

30 seconds. That’s how often a stroke occurs in the United States – every 30 seconds. Now we…

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  • May 4, 2016
Best Exercises for Stroke Survivors

According to the National Stroke Association, close to 800,000 strokes occur in the U.S. each year. After hearing…

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  • May 2, 2016
Great Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

The month of May certainly brings along a lot of excitement. With the spring season underway and summer…

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  • Apr 29, 2016
A Healthy Heart May Decrease Dementia Risk

New research has found that there may be a link between cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s. Conducted at Vanderbilt…

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  • Apr 27, 2016
To Drive or Not To Drive?

There are many questions facing today’s older adults, but perhaps one of the most prominent, and sensitive, questions…

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  • Apr 25, 2016
6 Foods that Help Ease Allergy Symptoms

A runny nose. Itchy, watery eyes. Non-stop sneezing. These are some of the most common warning signs that…

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  • Apr 22, 2016
Questions to Ask Caregivers If You Live Far from Your Loved One

Caring for a loved one is a big responsibility that can become even more difficult if you don’t…

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  • Apr 20, 2016
The Importance of Stretching Before Exercising

Stretching is often overlooked when engaging in physical activity. Unlike lifting and running, stretching does not have obvious…

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  • Apr 18, 2016
Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack?

Life Safety Consultant Jonathan Williams spoke with Marilyn B. from Palos Park, IL earlier this year on January…

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  • Apr 15, 2016
How to Survive Allergy Season

As we watch the winter snow slowly melt away, it’s a sure sign that spring is here to…

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  • Apr 13, 2016
Baby Boomers Living Longer with Lower Quality of Life

Every year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Center for Health Statistics and the…

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  • Apr 11, 2016
How To Help Your Loved One with Spring Cleaning

Welcome to spring! Springtime is usually something that we all look forward to after being stuck inside during…

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  • Apr 8, 2016
Enjoy Perfect (and Healthy) Picnic Recipes

Spring is in the air! And with the warm weather awakening our spirits, we find ourselves using every…

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  • Apr 6, 2016
Spring Cleaning Safety Tips for Seniors

With the spring season officially underway, we all know what that means: it’s time to do some spring…

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  • Apr 4, 2016
The Benefits (And Drawbacks) of Over-the-Counter Medications

Over-the-counter drugs, or OTCs, are so easily accessible these days. Not only are they available in your local…

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  • Apr 1, 2016
Exercising with Allergies

When the weather changes, we all know what that means: allergy season is on its way! This may…

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  • Mar 30, 2016
Add Some Spice for a Long Life!

We often hear a lot about the different foods and diets that are the best for our health.…

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  • Mar 28, 2016
Handling Emotions as a Caregiver

We know that as we age there are many challenges we can expect. Our bodies and minds are…

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  • Mar 25, 2016
Could Low Vitamin D Lead to MS?

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS for short, is considered to be one of the most common neurological diseases out…

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  • Mar 23, 2016
New Fitness Trend: Playgrounds for Seniors

Perhaps one of our favorite pastimes as a child was going to the neighborhood playground. And even now,…

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  • Mar 21, 2016
Could Your Health Be Impacted by Your Wealth?

Although there are still many questions to be answered in the medical field, research has come a long…

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  • Mar 18, 2016
Calling for Help – No Matter the Reason

Falls and medical emergencies are two of the biggest reasons why our clients use their medical alert devices,…

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  • Mar 16, 2016
Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether or not you’re Irish, it’s the day when we all celebrate the rich…

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  • Mar 14, 2016
A Recent Rise in Male Caregivers

Years ago, a typical family caregiver was more often than not a middle-aged woman (most likely the daughter…

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  • Mar 11, 2016
Are You Taking Too Many Pills?

These days, it seems like there is a pill for almost any ailment. As our bodies age and…

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  • Mar 9, 2016
Health Lessons Learned From “Downton Abbey”

If you’re like us, you’re still in withdrawal from the series finale of the award-winning show “Downton Abbey.”…

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  • Mar 7, 2016
Exercising with MS

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system. MS is often debilitating,…

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  • Mar 4, 2016
Superfoods That Relieve MS Symptoms

There are a variety of diets to choose from in this day and age. From a Gluten-free, to…

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  • Mar 2, 2016
Is it MS or a Stroke?

It’s important for caregivers to be aware of the warning signs that your loved one may be experiencing…

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  • Feb 29, 2016
The Surprising Link Between Heart Disease and Height

As heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, it’s no surprise that…

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  • Feb 26, 2016
What to Do If You’ve Been the Target of a Phone Scam

It’s a sad reality that with the arrival of tax season comes a rise in phone scams. It’s…

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  • Feb 24, 2016
Fitness Is Essential During Menopause

Menopause is an important time during a woman’s life, but between the seemingly endless symptoms and coming to…

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  • Feb 22, 2016
Caregiving From A Distance

The caregiver role can be very stressful, especially for those who live far away from their loved one.…

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  • Feb 19, 2016
Top Heart-Healthy Foods

Although we have come a long way in our research for heart health, cardiovascular disease is still the…

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  • Feb 17, 2016
The Lasting Effects of a Fall

Like many families, Mary and her brother Steven were looking for ways to ensure that their 87-year-old father,…

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  • Feb 15, 2016
Health Lessons Learned from Past Presidents

Happy Presidents’ Day! Since its establishment in 1885, Presidents’ Day has given us the opportunity to reflect on…

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  • Feb 12, 2016
Fire Safety in Elderly Homes

It may come as a surprise, but it’s during these chilly winter months that the most home fires…

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  • Feb 10, 2016
Cut Your Heart Failure Risk by Half

Diet and exercise can have help prevent one from developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other chronic…

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  • Feb 8, 2016
Go Nuts for Peanuts!

The phrase “small but mighty” might be used to perfectly describe members of the legume family, particularly peanuts.…

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  • Feb 5, 2016
How To Recognize the Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Fact: heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, resulting in approximately 610,000…

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  • Feb 3, 2016
Medication is Key in Recovering from a Heart Attack

"Listen to your doctor" is one of the golden rules we were taught growing up. It seems simple…

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  • Feb 1, 2016
Do You Know Your Heart Age?

With the increasing advancements in technology, it should come as no surprise that researchers are continuously looking for…

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  • Jan 29, 2016
Can Watching Cooking Shows Be Bad For Your Health?

We have always been told that cooking at home is the healthier option rather than going out to…

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  • Jan 27, 2016
New Fitness Trend for Seniors: Qigong

Millions of older adults fall every year, which is probably the biggest reason why many are always looking…

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  • Jan 26, 2016
“Press the Button and You Will See - We Save Lives!”

It seems that medical alert device companies often get a bad rap – people may view them as…

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  • Jan 25, 2016
What You Need to Know: The 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s

We often hear a lot about Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia that currently affects millions seniors nationwide.…

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  • Jan 22, 2016
Nine New Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease

What if studies found out that one can prevent their risk of developing Alzheimer’s by controlling certain factors…

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  • Jan 20, 2016
5 Qualities to Look for in a Caregiver

As your loved one ages, it’s important to be aware of the warning signs that your loved one…

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  • Jan 18, 2016
Saving Lives From Year to Year

81-year-old August V. from Voorhees, NJ lives a pretty active lifestyle, but since he is always out and…

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  • Jan 15, 2016
Nine Metabolism-Boosting Foods

We hear a lot about metabolism since it is often associated with weight loss, but what exactly makes…

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  • Jan 13, 2016
Exercise is the Brain’s Fountain of Youth

Unfortunately, there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, an awful disease that is ambitious for brain and…

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  • Jan 11, 2016
Home Alone: How Loneliness Affects the Elderly

The month of January brings many new and exciting promises: another year has just begun, allowing you to…

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  • Jan 8, 2016
Baby Boomers At Greater Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

As we grow older, we become more susceptible to a variety of illnesses and diseases, and one of…

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  • Jan 6, 2016
Superfoods for Alzheimer’s Patients

A proper diet is essential for health care, but nourishment can become an issue when dealing with someone…

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  • Jan 4, 2016
Coping with Challenges Faced by Alzheimer’s Caregivers

As a caregiver, perhaps one of the most challenging illnesses you may provide care for is Alzheimer’s disease.…

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  • Jan 1, 2016
Senior Celebrities Promoting Fitness

Exercise is certainly something that we all need, but let’s face it – we may need some motivation…

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  • Dec 30, 2015
New Year’s Resolutions for Baby Boomers

It may be hard to believe, but another year has come and gone! As the year draws to…

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  • Dec 28, 2015
How Power Outages Affect Older Adults

While the view of soft, white snowflakes flurrying to the ground is a beautiful sight you can only…

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  • Dec 25, 2015
How to Avoid Wasting Holiday Leftovers

Congratulations! You successfully hosted the holiday dinner party this year and it was fantastic. But now you have…

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  • Dec 23, 2015
New Caregiving Trend: Blogging Caregivers

As a caregiver, it’s not uncommon to feel a wide variety of emotions within a short amount of…

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  • Dec 21, 2015
The Dangers of Diet Soda Among Seniors

Many people opt for diet soda beverages in an effort to prevent weigh gain and high sugar intake.…

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  • Dec 18, 2015
Getting Protected Just in Time

Those looking to purchase a medical alert device might wonder when the best time to do so is,…

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  • Dec 16, 2015
New Fitness Trend for Seniors: Functional Fitness

We should all know by now that exercise promotes a long and healthy life, but it can be…

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  • Dec 14, 2015
10 Tips to Watching Your Waistline During the Holidays

They say “it’s the most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s no wonder why – with loving…

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  • Dec 11, 2015
Meals on Wheels’ PALS Program: Feeding Seniors And Their Pets

We’re all familiar with the organization called Meals on Wheels, which delivers meals to the elderly or those…

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  • Dec 9, 2015
Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Loved Ones

Every year we try our best to get the perfect gifts for those special people in our life.…

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  • Dec 7, 2015
Essential Checklist of Vaccines for Seniors

As effective as vaccines are in preventing illnesses, it can be extremely difficult to keep track of all…

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  • Dec 4, 2015
Top Immune-Boosting Foods

As of October, the flu season officially begins, and as the winter months progress, the seasonal flu activity…

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  • Dec 2, 2015
Fight Aging With Fitness

It’s an unfortunate reality that many older adults let their age keep them from remaining physically active, and…

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  • Nov 30, 2015
Being Purpose-Driven Boosts Seniors’ Brain Health

For years many have supported the idea that one’s cognitive health directly impacts one’s overall health, and now…

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  • Nov 27, 2015
Family Caregivers Live Longer

There’s no denying that caregiving can be a stressful and demanding responsibility, but despite all the stress and…

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  • Nov 25, 2015
Reduce Your Diabetes Risk With Dairy Products

Especially in recent years, the number of Americans with diabetes has exponentially grown to worrisome numbers, and the…

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  • Nov 23, 2015
Be Grateful – Your Heart Will Thank You!

It’s usually around this time of year with Thanksgiving right around the corner that we take some time…

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  • Nov 20, 2015
Staying Hydrated While Exercising

Making the decision to have an active and fit lifestyle is essential to a healthy and strong body…

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  • Nov 18, 2015
What You Need to Know About Seniors and Anesthesia

Medical operations and procedures have certainly come a long way with the advancements in technology, but complications can…

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  • Nov 16, 2015
Are X-Rays or MRIs Effective in Combating Back Pain?

When you start to experience back pain, you may take some aspirin and hope it goes away shortly.…

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  • Nov 13, 2015
Automatic Fall Detection: A Tiny Device Making a Big Impact

Receiving immediate assistance after falling is crucial, but what if you are unable to push the button on…

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  • Nov 9, 2015
How To Care For A Loved One With Diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes is never an easy thing to come to terms with, and it doesn’t just…

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  • Nov 6, 2015
Exercises for Diabetics

It should come as no surprise that regular exercise goes a long way in promoting one’s health, and…

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  • Nov 2, 2015
The Link Between Diabetes and Soda

Soda has become one of the most popular drinks of choice for consumers around the world. But what…

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  • Oct 30, 2015
How To Help Your Loved One With Investments

It should come as no surprise that remaining financially stable as we age is a high priority –…

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  • Oct 28, 2015
Walking Benefits Prostate Cancer Survivors

Walking has to be one of the simplest yet most beneficial exercises out there. After all, you don’t…

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  • Oct 26, 2015
Bridging the Gap: The Young Caring for the Old

When most of us hear the word ‘caregiver,’ we may picture a middle-aged woman caring for a spouse,…

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  • Oct 23, 2015
The Link Between Diabetes & Oral Health Issues

Studies are now showing a correlation between diabetes and oral health. According to the American Diabetes Association, those…

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  • Oct 21, 2015
Chocolate Benefits Heart Health

It’s usually during the month of October that our chocolate cravings are in full swing. After all, Halloween…

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  • Oct 19, 2015
How To Resolve Common Caregiving Conflicts Among Siblings

Providing care for a loved one is a huge responsibility, which is why many siblings decide to work…

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  • Oct 16, 2015
In Sickness & In Health: How Your Spouse’s Health Affects Your Own

“For better or for worse. For richer or for poor. In sickness and in health. To love and…

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  • Oct 14, 2015
The Truth Behind Elderly Fitness Myths

Experiencing your body change and become stronger is one of the most rewarding feelings for someone when exercising.…

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  • Oct 12, 2015
Why Scammers Target the Elderly

As unfortunate as it is, with the rise in technology comes a rise in financial scams. Scams can…

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  • Oct 9, 2015
“Help is on the Way” with MG

We experience a variety of emotions when an emergency strikes, and these emotions can become even more intense…

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  • Oct 7, 2015
Keeping Your Mind Sharp As You Age

Food is our main source of nourishment. Fortunately, there is enough research that enables us to make conscious…

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  • Oct 2, 2015
Finding Love (And Scammers) on Dating Sites

The dating scene has changed tremendously over the past several decades. Today, there are a variety of online…

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  • Sep 30, 2015
Uber Isn’t Just for the Young

There are many innovative smartphone apps out there, but perhaps one of the most popular is Uber. For…

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  • Sep 28, 2015
How To Talk About Finances With Your Loved One

As unfortunate as it is, it’s a simple fact of life that we experience cognitive decline as we…

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  • Sep 25, 2015
Can Restaurant Food Really Be as Unhealthy As Fast Food?

Planning and cooking meals every day of the week can be tough, which is why many people turn…

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  • Sep 23, 2015
Exercising for Stronger Bones

Okay, we get it. Eat right and exercise to look and feel your best. But as we age,…

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  • Sep 21, 2015
Is Checking Your Symptoms Online the Right Thing to Do?

Amid our busy schedules, it has become extremely convenient and enticing to simply turn to Google anytime we…

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  • Sep 18, 2015
Why Happiness and Trust Increase With Age

Oh, he’s just a grumpy old man and she’s a cranky old woman. We grow up hearing these…

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  • Sep 16, 2015
Recognizing the Signs of Self-Neglect in Your Loved One

When most of us hear the term ‘elder abuse,’ we typically associate it with physical or emotional abuse.…

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  • Sep 14, 2015
MG Comes Through After An Unexpected Attack

On May 7, 2015, Life Safety Consultant Mike Rosenberg provided husband and wife Addison and Elsie Howard with…

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  • Sep 11, 2015
How Stress Affects Your Ability to Recover From a Heart Attack

Heart disease is one of today’s most prevalent health risks as it causes approximately 610,000 deaths every year,…

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  • Sep 9, 2015
How to Combat Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is an unhealthy habit that can jeopardize the overall health of yourself and your family. Especially…

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  • Sep 7, 2015
Air Pollution Linked to High Anxiety

The topic of climate change has been buzzing around in the news a lot lately with government leaders…

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  • Sep 4, 2015
8 Exercises That Reduce Stress

At this point, we should know that having a balanced and regular exercise routine has major benefits for…

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  • Sep 2, 2015
Signs of Caregiver Stress

The responsibilities of caregiving can certainly be stressful and can take serious tolls on your mental and physical…

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  • Aug 31, 2015
Healthy Salad Toppings That Help You Absorb Nutrients

Who doesn’t love a salad? Whether it’s an appetizer or an entrée, there are so many ways to…

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  • Aug 28, 2015
How Seniors Benefit from Fluoridated Water

Dentistry has come a long way over the past century. As our diet evolved over time, the significance…

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  • Aug 26, 2015
Why Physical Exams Should Be A Priority As You Age

For most of us, we’ve followed a strict timeline as to when we see our doctors for a…

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  • Aug 24, 2015
Can Your Birth Month Really Affect Your Health?

One of the many things that is simply out of our control is our birthday. Month, day, time…

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  • Aug 21, 2015
The Benefits of a Magnesium-Rich Diet

Within the last several decades the fitness culture has been a growing trend in the United States. We…

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  • Aug 19, 2015
How Caregiving Affects Your Relationships

49-years-old. Female. Providing 24 hours of care a week. Performing medical and nursing tasks on a consistent basis.…

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  • Aug 17, 2015
Energy Drinks Don’t Energize Heart Health

We all have those days when it seems like nothing will cure a late-afternoon energy slump quite like…

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  • Aug 14, 2015
Compassion in an Emergency

When Ms. Smith purchased a Mobile Guardian from Life Safety Consultant Mike Holt back in April 2015, she…

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  • Aug 12, 2015
Dive Into Pool Exercises

We constantly hear about the health benefits of exercise and fitness even as we age. But staying active…

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  • Aug 10, 2015
Mealtime Challenges, Part Two: Managing These Challenges

Planning three meals a day is a time-consuming task, but this can become even more difficult for seniors…

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  • Aug 7, 2015
Mealtime Challenges, Part One: Identifying These Challenges

There can be many challenges that we need to overcome as we age, but perhaps what many of…

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  • Aug 5, 2015
Can Calcium Predict Longevity?

Growing up, most of us were probably told to always drink our milk. After all, milk grows strong…

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  • Aug 3, 2015
The Importance of Getting a Shingles Shot

Did you know that shingles can impact the body to the point that the pain never goes away?…

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  • Jul 31, 2015
The Many Benefits of Napping

Especially as we age, it can be easy to reminisce and yearn for our younger years in life…

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  • Jul 29, 2015
The Rise of Elder Orphans

When we hear the word ‘orphan,’ we typically think of young children without any parents or relatives to…

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  • Jul 27, 2015
Start Your Day with Cereal to Live Longer

Breakfast is often people’s favorite meal, and no wonder – between oatmeal, yogurt, muffins and eggs, the possibilities…

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  • Jul 24, 2015
Saving a Life During a Family Visit

When Connie H. of Circleville, Ohio, called Medical Guardian in August of 2014 to order a Home Guardian…

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  • Jul 22, 2015
Exercise to Enjoy a Long Life

With the fitness culture growing in the United Stated these last few decades, it is hard to ignore…

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  • Jul 20, 2015
5 Vacations That Promote Longevity

Summer is the time of year that many of us look forward to, and perhaps one of the…

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  • Jul 17, 2015
The Evolution of the Family Caregiver

Although close to 40 million Americans provide care for a loved one in some way, it can be…

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  • Jul 15, 2015
How Healthy are Packaged Grocery Foods?

A new study is claiming that packaged grocery foods may not actually be as healthy as you think.…

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  • Jul 13, 2015
The Overlap of Menopause and Caregiving

Entering menopause is a very significant event in a woman’s life. Many women struggle with the idea of…

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  • Jul 10, 2015
How to Stay Healthy as a Caregiver

Taking the time to care for oneself can be difficult for all of us amid our busy schedules,…

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  • Jul 8, 2015
It’s Never Too Late to Exercise

Especially as we age, beginning an exercise routine can become a daunting task. Although a majority of people…

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  • Jul 6, 2015
Most People Underestimate Cost of Healthcare with Age

Considered one of the largest studies to focus on health care expectations, a team at the University of…

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  • Jul 3, 2015
The Benefits of Journaling for Caregivers

Providing care for a loved one is a very rewarding yet stressful responsibility, which is why there are…

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  • Jul 1, 2015
Healthy Fourth of July Recipes

For many people, summer is the most anticipated time of the year. Kids are off from school and…

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  • Jun 29, 2015
Lowering Men’s Cancer Risk Through Fitness

Exercise is good for all of us – it’s a simple fact of life. Whether we are young…

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  • Jun 26, 2015
Eating Healthy When Eating Out

Even though children are able to enjoy the relaxing days of summer vacation, the summer months can be…

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  • Jun 24, 2015
The Truth Behind Fall Risk Myths

With the advancement of technology comes a great abundance of information that is readily available at our fingertips.…

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  • Jun 22, 2015
The Link between Vitamin Deficiency and Diabetes

For the last several years, obesity has been associated as a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes.…

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  • Jun 19, 2015
Preparing for Elder Emergencies Before They Happen

In a perfect world, we would know the exact time and place of an emergency, but unfortunately, we…

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  • Jun 17, 2015
Lower Your Colon-Cancer Risk with a Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian diets have become increasingly popular over the last few decades. On a simple level, a vegetarian diet…

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  • Jun 15, 2015
Sitting and Your Heart Health

For much of the first half of the year 2015, numerous studies have shown the negative effects inactivity…

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  • Jun 10, 2015
Food Advice for Caregivers

No matter what season of life you are in, food is our main source of nourishment for the…

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  • Jun 8, 2015
The Many Benefits of Drinking Coffee

One of the first things many of us do when we first wake up in the morning is…

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  • Jun 5, 2015
Taking Advantage of Fitness Classes on YouTube

We all know how hard it is to keep that New Year’s resolution of exercising and getting back…

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  • Jun 3, 2015
The Role of Fiber in Your Diet

Whenever we hear about the role of fiber in our diet, it is mainly associated with digestion, which…

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  • Jun 1, 2015
Special Flooring Reduces the Risk of Falls

A common fear among the elderly is the fear of falling, and when analyzing current statistics from the…

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  • May 27, 2015
Healthy Diet Reduces COPD Risk

As we are now in the year 2015, it should come as no surprise that smoking cigarettes causes…

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  • May 25, 2015
Help Wherever You Need It

On Sunday, March 1, Phyllis D. was looking to purchase a medical alert device. She’d fallen in her…

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  • May 22, 2015
The Many Benefits of Tai Chi

For years yoga has become increasingly popular as a form of exercise and stretching. In most yoga poses,…

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  • May 20, 2015
The Link Between Sleep and Diabetes

Ah, a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, many Americans struggle to experience the benefits of a full night’s rest.…

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  • May 18, 2015
Tips for Juggling a Career and Elder Care

Providing care for a loved one is a rewarding experience, and yet it can also be very stressful,…

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  • May 15, 2015
Post-Menopause and the Dangers of Diet Soda

For years there has been much controversy over the health issues associated with diet soda. Sure, you’re cutting…

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  • May 13, 2015
Mediterranean Diet For Lower Stroke Risk

Even though the Mediterranean Diet has been around for quite some time now, it hasn’t been until recently…

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  • May 11, 2015
Just A Little Exercise Can Have A Big Impact

We all know the benefits to exercising. However, some workouts can appear overwhelming and turn people off from…

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  • May 8, 2015
Revolutionary New Stroke Treatment

We’re all too familiar with the phrase, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This phrase…

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  • May 6, 2015
Dehydration May Worsen Strokes

While every second counts when a stroke occurs, it is also important to realize that the effects of…

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  • May 4, 2015
How to Recognize Warning Signs of Stroke in a Loved One

Act fast. That is the best advice any doctor can give if you suspect a stroke in a…

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  • May 1, 2015
Green Tea Can Aid Heart Health

To help unwind after a long day, many people turn to a nice, hot cup of tea. And…

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  • Apr 29, 2015
Inactivity Is Worse Than Obesity

Especially in today’s often hectic and fast-paced society, it can be easy, and very enticing, to simply plop…

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  • Apr 27, 2015
Study Finds Statins Don't Reduce Parkinson's Risk

New studies led by researchers at Penn State College may have found that statins, cholesterol lowering drugs, do…

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  • Apr 24, 2015
Feeling Ill? Turn to Art and Nature

For years authors and painters have used nature as a source of inspiration. As American naturalist John Burroughs…

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  • Apr 22, 2015
Nutrition Advice for Your Loved One

Especially in today’s society, the astounding amount of different diets seem to constantly surround us. While choosing between…

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  • Apr 17, 2015
Diet Choices That Lower Risks of Diabetes and Heart Disease

Two of the most prominent health risks that reside in our society are diabetes and heart disease. And…

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  • Apr 15, 2015
Breath Test Can Be Early Detector of Parkinson's

There is still no cure for Parkinson’s disease, a haunting neurological condition that can severely affect the body’s…

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  • Apr 13, 2015
The Rise of Older Women as Models

With the change of seasons comes many things to look forward to: a change in weather, a change…

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  • Apr 8, 2015
Add Walnuts to Your Diet for a Healthy Brain

Walnuts: a deliciously healthy snack perfect for any time of the day. Not only are they a simple…

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  • Apr 6, 2015
Walk 20 Minutes and Live Longer

It is no secret that exercise offers many health benefits for the body and mind. But did you…

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  • Apr 3, 2015
Hope for Parkinson's Patients in PDGF Trial

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that stops producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for regulating…

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  • Mar 31, 2015
Hug It Out: Research Links Hugs to Good Health

Hugs are a very common gesture that offer affection in almost any situation. We offer them as a…

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  • Mar 27, 2015
Understanding Tax Breaks for Caregivers

April 15th: it’s a date we’re all familiar with as it is the deadline for filing Income Tax…

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  • Mar 24, 2015
Reduce Your Blood Pressure with Blueberries

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the today’s many prevalent health conditions. One out of every…

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  • Mar 20, 2015
Unexpected Protection From Armed Home Invasion

Medical Guardian client Steven H. was skeptical about purchasing a medical alert device at first. He wasn’t really…

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  • Mar 17, 2015
Insulin Nasal Spray Aids in Alzheimer's Treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is not an easy condition to be diagnosed with, and it's certainly not an easy condition…

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  • Mar 13, 2015
Improve Your Quality of Life with Weight Training

We all know that our bodies lose muscle as our age increases, but did you know that doctors…

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  • Mar 10, 2015
Loving Life Is Key to Bone Health for Older Women

Kris Carr, the New York Times best-selling author and wellness expert, once said: “If you don't think your…

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  • Mar 6, 2015
How and Why Companies Encourage Caregiving

The American workforce is so focused on productivity and the bottom line that many employees usually feel like…

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  • Mar 4, 2015
Optimistic People Have Better Heart Health

Can happiness and positivity help you live longer? Experts are now saying yes. In a new study led…

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  • Feb 25, 2015
Whole Grains Aid in Battling Heart Disease

In the world of nutrition, Carbohydrates make up a large portion of your daily serving requirements. But all…

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  • Feb 16, 2015
Don't Wait When It Comes to Matters of the Heart

Octogenarian Mary V. lives alone in her home in Marble, North Carolina. Her children, though they live close…

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  • Feb 10, 2015
Want to Improve Balance? Play Catch.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls are pretty common for people over the age of 65.…

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  • Feb 6, 2015
Caregiver Resource: RightTransitions Post-Hospital Care

In an effort to help people become proactive rather than reactive as they age, we’re continuing our Caregiver…

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  • Feb 3, 2015
Have Researchers Found A New Way to Live Longer?

You might have heard that taking a low-dose of aspirin daily can help prevent a heart attack because…

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  • Jan 28, 2015
Superfood: Avocado

The term “superfood” seems to be a bit of a buzzword these days, particularly among marketers who want…

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  • Jan 23, 2015
Delayed Reaction To A Fall

67-year-old Jimmy N. in Mabank, Texas, had been experiencing some minor falls at home when he purchased a…

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  • Jan 20, 2015
Youth Ride: Why Cycling Keeps You Young

It’s no secret that active adults are healthier and live longer than their sedentary counterparts. But is it…

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  • Jan 16, 2015
Balance and Brain Health

Balance, or lack thereof, is often associated with aging. Many people assume that your balance and coordination decrease…

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  • Jan 9, 2015
The Rising Demand of Elder Care Planning

With nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 and above by the year 2030, Americans are…

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  • Jan 5, 2015
Cinnamon: The Superfood

There’s something about wintertime that leaves you wanting something sweet. Maybe it’s because of the holidays, or maybe…

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  • Jan 1, 2015
Medical Guardian Aids in Christmas Recovery

While Christmas is often thought of as a time of calm and peace, accidents and emergencies can still…

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  • Dec 29, 2014
Battle Belly Fat With Weight Training

With weight loss high on everyone’s list of Resolutions for the New Year, new research out of the…

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  • Dec 22, 2014
The Importance of Health Literacy for Older Adults

Would it surprise you to learn that older adults are using the internet more and more each year?…

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  • Dec 17, 2014
Sleep Apnea and The Dangers of Hypertension

If you’ve ever slept next to someone who snores at night, or even slept in the same vicinity…

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  • Dec 15, 2014
Changes to Tax Policies for Long-Term Care Insurance for 2015

Long-term care insurance has become increasingly popular with the 50 and over crowd in the past decade. With…

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  • Dec 10, 2014
Daily Yogurt Intake May Lower Diabetes Risk

Yogurt is quite popular these days. There are countless commercials for various yogurts on television and they all…

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  • Dec 8, 2014
Women Can Have Chest Pains Too

Around 6:20pm on Saturday, November 29, 2014, Medical Guardian emergency operators received an alert from Las Vegas, NV…

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  • Dec 5, 2014
Top Fitness Trends of 2014

How will you remember 2014? As the year that you began your retirement? As the year you took…

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  • Dec 3, 2014
Progressive Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and someone new is diagnosed every 67…

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  • Nov 25, 2014
Potassium Has Health Benefits for Older Women

Potassium is among the most important minerals on the Periodic Table of the Elements. As the third most…

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  • Nov 21, 2014
Take Advantage of Caregiver Respite Programs

As the primary caregiver to a loved one, you are on the clock 24/7. Though caregiver responsibilities will…

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  • Nov 17, 2014
Home Alone: Falling Down

On Monday, October 27th, 80-year-old Patricia H. of Kennesaw, Georgia, took a spill at home and could not…

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  • Nov 14, 2014
Mindfulness and Meditation Can Make You Healthier

Researchers and medical experts are coming increasingly to believe that what is good for the mind is good…

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  • Nov 12, 2014
Health, Money, Retirement and You

Nothing is more important than your health and wellness as you age. But according to a study conducted…

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  • Nov 5, 2014
Low Carb Vs. Low Fat: Which Is Better For Weight Loss?

In the battle against belly bulge, many of us are obsessed with the idea of cutting down on…

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  • Nov 3, 2014
Multiple Sclerosis and the Flu Shot

With winter right around the corner, flu season is looming as well. And many people are wondering if…

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  • Oct 31, 2014
The Pros and Cons of Dentures

Your mouth is the first step in maintaining a healthy digestive system, and missing teeth or poor hygiene…

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  • Oct 29, 2014
The Cost of Being A Caregiver

Serving as the primary caregiver to an aging loved one is difficult on so many levels. The physical,…

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  • Oct 27, 2014
Signs of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is more common than you think but it can be easy to miss if you don’t…

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  • Oct 24, 2014
Weather-Proof: Great Indoor Exercises

There’s nothing quite like a brisk walk on a warm sunny day to get your body moving. Of…

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  • Oct 22, 2014
No Way to Plan for The Unknown

When Gail R. from Thaxton, Virginia, purchased a Home Guardian system from Medical Guardian in March 2014, she…

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  • Oct 20, 2014
Stress and Your Health

We all experience stress from time to time. Whether it's figuring out how to balance your own life…

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  • Oct 17, 2014
High-Salt Diets Worsen MS Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition in which the immune system attacks the body’s nerves, damaging the myelin…

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  • Oct 15, 2014
Can Your Medicine Be Giving You Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating neurological condition that can begin with subtle lapses in memory but which may…

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  • Oct 10, 2014
Are You Meeting Muscle Guidelines As You Age?

We’re learning more all the time about the long-term benefits of maintaining a healthy exercise regimen as you…

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  • Oct 8, 2014
Non-Drug Treatment for Alzheimer's

According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's Disease, which is…

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  • Oct 6, 2014
The Dangers of Ignoring Pains

Remember when you were a kid playing sports in gym class? What happened if you banged your elbow…

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  • Oct 3, 2014
Seasonal Foods to Add To Your Plate

There’s nothing quite like autumn. The trees are painted in a brilliant but fleeting array of colors. The…

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  • Oct 1, 2014
With A Fall, Better Safe Than Sorry

In May 2014, 65-year-old Marjorie from Ohio took a spill outside her home while walking her dog. She…

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  • Sep 29, 2014
Why Aren't Sons Pulling Their Weight as Caregivers?

It takes a strong person to become a caregiver to an aging parent. Well according to a recent…

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  • Sep 22, 2014
Sex Can Keep Older Couples Happy

What’s the key to keeping a happy, healthy and intimate relationship with your partner as you both enter…

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  • Sep 19, 2014
Caregiver Resource: In-Home Caregiving Services

We spoke with Sean Cook with Griswold Home Care to gather some tips if you're considering bringing in…

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  • Sep 17, 2014
Falls Can Happen Anytime, Anywhere

Just before the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday, Medical Guardian Life Safety Consultant, Michael Ferraro, sold a Mobile Guardian system…

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  • Sep 15, 2014
Decoding Food Labels

Shopping for groceries used to be so simple. Some fresh produce, some frozen foods, a quick visit to…

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  • Sep 12, 2014
Pet Therapy: What Is It and Does It Work?

If you’ve ever had a cherished pet, you know how sensitive, intuitive and comforting a furry friend can…

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  • Sep 10, 2014
Hormone Therapy and Menopause

Menopause brings about many changes in your body. From moods swings and hot flashes to insomnia and loss…

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  • Sep 8, 2014
Build a Balanced Exercise Routine

There are few factors that will have a greater impact on your quality of life as you age…

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  • Sep 5, 2014
Caring for a Loved One's Finances

As a caregiver, you are probably accustomed to helping your loved one with physical therapy, daily chores and…

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  • Sep 3, 2014
Diabetic Diet Changes

Living with diabetes will have a definite impact on your diet. The condition calls for a dietary plan…

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  • Aug 29, 2014
Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes

No matter what age you are, it’s important to watch your weight. Carrying excess baggage can have a…

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  • Aug 27, 2014
Every Second Counts During A Heart Attack

At the beginning of 2014, Medical Guardian Life Safety Representative Sam Chiaffa helped Evelyn from Ewing, New Jersey…

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  • Aug 25, 2014
The Importance of Vitamin D for Strong Bones

You’ve probably heard about the importance of Vitamin D in maintaining strong and healthy bones later in life.…

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  • Aug 22, 2014
Eating Fish Every Week Will Boost Your Brain Health

In addition to taking your daily vitamins, you might also follow the trend of taking a daily dose…

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  • Aug 20, 2014
Men Who Exercise Live Longer

The importance of staying in shape at any age cannot be overstated. For adult men, fitness is one…

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  • Aug 18, 2014
Medical Debt Affects 1 in 3 Americans

You hear a lot about the strain that medical debt places on Americans. And you yourself may have…

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  • Aug 15, 2014
Avoid Becoming Isolated As A Caregiver

As a caregiver, it can sometimes feel like your whole world revolves around the support, treatment and care…

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  • Aug 13, 2014
When Are Colonoscopies Too Dangerous?

The colonoscopy is a routine diagnostic procedure and one with considerable potential benefits for those who receive routine…

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  • Aug 11, 2014
Could Low Vitamin D Lead to Dementia?

Vitamin D can be a tricky thing these days. With most doctors recommending that we limit our time…

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  • Aug 8, 2014
Refreshing Summer Snacks

The summer is a great time to get in shape. You get out of the house more. The…

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  • Aug 6, 2014
Ballroom Dancing For Balance

Dance like your health depends upon it because, according to a recent study, it actually may! According to…

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  • Aug 4, 2014
Caregiver Burnout: Avoiding Energy Slumps

Written by Guest Blogger Rachel Goldberg

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  • Aug 1, 2014
Could You Have a Robot Caregiver?

If you consider yourself a fan of science fiction, then you probably have some pretty strong opinions about…

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  • Jul 30, 2014
Running May Save Your Life

Avid runners are often issued caveats as they age; running can be hard on the joints and can…

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  • Jul 28, 2014
Is There A Right Time To Stop Driving?

When you’re a teenager, getting your license is a major step toward independence. Though you’ve gone through more…

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  • Jul 25, 2014
Cholesterol Lowering Snacks

When you're in the mood for a snack, do you automatically reach for foods like donuts and chips?…

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  • Jul 23, 2014
Is There A New Kind of Caregiver In New York?

A battle is raging right now in New York State as people with disabilities defend their right to…

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  • Jul 21, 2014
Seniors, Sleep and Dementia

By now, the importance of getting the right amount of sleep in order to perform and feel your…

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  • Jul 18, 2014
Menopause and Migraines

Listening to your body is vital to understanding what it needs and figuring out the best ways to…

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  • Jul 16, 2014
Benefits of Yoga for Caregivers and Patients

It’s no secret that yoga has beneficial properties. People have been practicing the therapeutic form of stretching, breathing…

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  • Jul 14, 2014
The Link Between Dietary Fat and Breast Cancer

Your genetics can play a big part in your health over the course of a lifetime. Some of…

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  • Jul 11, 2014
Caregiver Resource: Grief Support

In the latest installment of our Caregiver Resource Series, we spoke to certified Yoga Therapist and Life Coach,…

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  • Jul 9, 2014
Teens and Seniors Have More in Common Than They Think

They say you’re only as old as you feel. Even though you’re knees aren’t what they once were…

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  • Jun 30, 2014
The Truth About Seniors and Hunger

Healthy diets can be very difficult to maintain. Whether young or old, ensuring that you're getting the proper…

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  • Jun 27, 2014
Seniors Who Exercise Have Better Mobility

The key to staying active is…well…staying active. It sounds kind of obvious but the benefits are far more…

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  • Jun 25, 2014
Is Alzheimer's Actually Type 3 Diabetes?

By Hilary Young and Ashley Griffin

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  • Jun 23, 2014
Treatment Options for Strokes

Patient rights and informed consent are a critical part of modern medicine. As a patient, you have the…

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  • Jun 20, 2014
Caregivers Are Still Mostly Women

Who will be the member of your family to make the tough decisions for a loved parent? A…

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  • Jun 18, 2014
Recipes to Combat Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that thins and weakens the bones, making those who suffer from it significantly more…

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  • Jun 13, 2014
Building Muscle for Kidney Health

There are many benefits to being more muscular, but what can you do about strength training if you…

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  • Jun 11, 2014
Laughter Improves Short-Term Memory

You might be familiar with the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” but did you know that laughter…

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  • Jun 9, 2014
Making Your House Safe for an Alzheimer's Patient

If you have a loved one who is battling Alzheimer’s Disease, you know how emotionally challenging it can…

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  • Jun 6, 2014
Eating Healthy in Midlife Helps Protect the Brain

You feel better when you eat right. A healthy diet can help you to be more energetic, dynamic…

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  • Jun 4, 2014
Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis? Losing Weight Might Help

That extra weight around your middle isn’t doing you any favors. Not only do those unwanted pounds increase…

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  • Jun 2, 2014
Staying Active With Back Pain

Every day millions of people suffer from back pain, but how serious is it? Being affected by back…

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  • May 30, 2014
Hot Flashes May Last Longer Than You Think

With summer just around the corner there’s no doubt things will be warming up. For some women, that’s…

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  • May 28, 2014
Video Games for Healthy Aging

Aging isn’t all fun and games, that’s for sure. It should be fun and games once in awhile.…

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  • May 23, 2014
Caregiver Resource: Orthopaedic Surgeon

In the latest installment of our Caregiver Resource series, we spoke with Dr. Adam Bitterman, an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

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  • May 21, 2014
The Benefits of Staying Active with Alzheimer's

Physical activity does a body good. But did you know that it’s also great for your brain? Regular…

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  • May 19, 2014
Meat and Potatoes Might Be Killing You

We’re Americans. We love our meat and potatoes. We have barbecues, family dinners and holidays centered on this…

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  • May 16, 2014
Doctor's Orders: Spend More Time With Your Grandkids

Spending time with your grandchildren is stimulating, energizing and fun. In some ways, this precious time might feel…

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  • May 14, 2014
There's No Shame in Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common part of the aging process for many adults. Unless you are actually experiencing…

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  • May 12, 2014
The Caregiver's Checklist: Vacation

As the primary caregiver for a loved one, you have a lot to keep track of. In all…

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  • May 9, 2014
Running With AFib

Running a great way to get yourself into shape, but did you know that there are more benefits…

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  • May 5, 2014
Sugar-Free Foods With Major Taste

It’s no secret that sugar is harming our bodies. Linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk, sugar…

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  • May 2, 2014
Can Using the Internet Help With Depression?

Maybe you just think of your computer as another household appliance. You use your blender to puree food.…

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  • Apr 30, 2014
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

A good night’s sleep can help you retain memories, stabilize your metabolism and ultimately keep you living longer.…

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  • Apr 25, 2014
Spring Recipes for Diabetics: Lunch

There are nearly 26 million people (8.3 percent of the total population!) in America struggling to control their…

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  • Apr 23, 2014
It Might Not Be Dementia: Hydrocephalus

The first signs of memory loss can be quite alarming. With aging, you may begin to notice patterns…

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  • Apr 21, 2014
New Trend: Seniors Helping Seniors

Caregiving is rarely easy. As rewarding as it can be to provide support and care for somebody in…

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  • Apr 18, 2014
Low Intensity Exercises Can Have a Big Impact

Getting into shape may seem like a steep mountain to climb but in actuality, it could be a…

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  • Apr 16, 2014
Caregiver Resource: Occupational Therapist for Dementia

In our latest installment in the Caregiver Resource Series we spoke to Occupational Therapist, Catherine Verrier Piersol with…

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  • Apr 14, 2014
Kitchen Creative: You Are What You Eat

You might be familiar with the saying, “you are what you eat,” and despite what you may think,…

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  • Apr 11, 2014
The Ten Best Places to Retire in the US

There are many opportunities throughout life to go somewhere exceptional but often times jobs, family responsibilities, and community…

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  • Apr 9, 2014
Super Foods for Diabetics

According to WebMD, Diabetes impacts roughly 26 million Americans and counting. It is one of the fastest spreading…

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  • Apr 7, 2014
New Study Shows Americans Are Living Longer

It seems that every day brings a new medical study with alarming revelations about the food we eat,…

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  • Apr 4, 2014
Building Better Balance Through Exercise

Whether you are an athlete, a recreational exerciser or simply enjoy exercising occasionally, balance training is equally important…

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  • Mar 28, 2014
Eating For Your Eyes

The way you eat impacts every part of your body. Obviously, you already know what your diet can…

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  • Mar 26, 2014
Caregiver Resource: Geriatric Dentist

As you age it becomes even more important to see your dentist on a regular basis. It might…

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  • Mar 24, 2014
Nuts May Prolong Your Life

A new thirty year study from the New England Journal of Medicine believes that a daily serving of…

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  • Mar 19, 2014
Neuropathy: Fact or Fiction

Peripheral Neuropathy impacts more than 20 million Americans but many of us may not even know what it…

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  • Mar 17, 2014
The Benefits of a Low-Sodium Diet

As Americans, there are a few things we love. We love the 4th of July. We love movies…

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  • Mar 14, 2014
Cardio and Weights Keeps The Doctors Away

You might have heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you…

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  • Mar 10, 2014
Prolonged Sitting Jeopardizes Older Women’s Health

Godfather of Soul James Brown once famously advised “Get up! Get on up!!” James Brown was a wise…

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  • Mar 7, 2014
Caregiver Resource: Physical Therapist

In the third installment of our Caregiver Resource series, we spoke to Barrett L. Dorko, a Physical Therapist.

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  • Feb 26, 2014
Caregiver Resource: Non-Invasive Cardiologist

In the second installment of our Caregiver Resource series, we talked to Dr. Jeffrey Wuhl, a Non-Invasive Cardiologist.

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  • Feb 24, 2014
Exercising After a Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is an extremely common orthopedic procedure. Its success rate is extremely high and your likelihood…

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  • Feb 20, 2014
Obesity at 66 Predicts Health at 85

You’ve probably already read an article in the news, seen a feature on television or even learned from…

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  • Feb 14, 2014
Kitchen Safety Precautions

A kitchen is at the center of a homes’ activity – great for cooking, chatting, cleaning, and family…

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  • Feb 12, 2014
Caregiver Resource: Speech-Language Pathologist

As a Caregiver, you could be tasked with finding specialists to help your loved one develop a better…

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  • Feb 11, 2014
The Many Health Benefits of Walking

For the elderly, staying active is a crucial part of the aging process. Senior citizens find themselves in…

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  • Feb 7, 2014
The Connection Between High Anxiety and Stroke

We all get stressed out. It’s part of being human. Whether you’re carrying a heavy workload, mending a…

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  • Feb 5, 2014
What Is A BMI and Why Should I Care?

There are no two ways about it. Obesity is a killer. The connection between your waistline and your…

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  • Feb 3, 2014
Dentures and Food: Maintenance for Bright Pearly Whites

By Guest Blogger Robin Amylon

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  • Jan 31, 2014
Stay Active This Winter With Indoor Activities

Study after study has found that physical and mental exercise is a key component of longevity, maintaining health…

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  • Jan 29, 2014
Vitamin E May Help Delay Alzheimer’s Progression

It’s scary to think that one day all of our memories that we have gathered throughout our lives…

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  • Jan 27, 2014
Ways To Relieve Caregiving Depression and Anxiety

As a caregiver, you might sometimes feel like a machine; an unstoppable, always-on-the-go, ready-for-anything machine. Otherwise, how could…

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  • Jan 22, 2014
New Study: Shingles May Be A Stroke Predictor

You may have noticed the new ads that have been running on TV called “Shingles: The Inside Story”.…

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  • Jan 20, 2014
The Best Group Exercise Classes For Seniors

One of the very best ways for seniors to stay active, healthy and happy is to remain engaged…

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  • Jan 17, 2014
Senior Travel Guide: Cruises

Are you looking for a fun, senior-friendly getaway vacation? Why not hit the open seas with style on…

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  • Jan 15, 2014
The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

Being a caregiver for an elderly loved one can be fulfilling and rewarding, but it can also become…

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  • Jan 13, 2014
How to Find A New Doctor

Are you looking for a doctor or considering switching from your current doctor? The process can be stressful…

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  • Jan 8, 2014
Work It Out in the Pool

As we age, it becomes ever more important that we maintain a regular exercise routine. But the reality…

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  • Dec 30, 2013
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

With the promise of a new year looming on the horizon, it’s important to take the time to…

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  • Dec 23, 2013
Winter Recipes for Diabetics: Dinner and Dessert

As we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, it’s important to think about the…

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  • Dec 20, 2013
No Time for the Gym? Try These Chair Exercises at Home

The key to maintaining your health, especially as you age, is to remain active. Countless studies and reports…

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  • Dec 18, 2013
Making End of Life Decisions for Your Loved One

Providing care for a loved one as he or she approaches the end-of-life stages is among the most…

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  • Dec 16, 2013
Tips for Managing Holiday Travel

It’s enough to make you shudder with fear - holiday travel can be chaotic, stressful, and complicated. Battling…

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  • Dec 11, 2013
Pros and Cons of Fad Diets

Fad Diets are a lot like Reality TV stars. No matter how objectionable they may seem, they have…

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  • Dec 9, 2013
Salt Content in Medications Can Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A new study published by Scotland’s University of Dundee in the British Medical Journal found that some “fizzy”…

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  • Dec 6, 2013
Silver Singles: Post-Retirement Dating

The dating scene is definitely not just for the young. Love and connection is something that all human…

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  • Dec 4, 2013