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Keeping Creativity Alive in Seniors: Why It’s Important

Keeping Creativity Alive in Seniors: Why It’s Important

Creativity is being able to make imaginations come to life. It’s an important part of the human experience, as it helps set us apart from other forms of life. Creativity serves important functions for our minds, and it’s important to try and stimulate it at all points of life. Below, are benefits that can come
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What You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards

What You Need To Know About The New Medicare Cards

Starting next April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing new cards to all of the current 58 million beneficiaries. The major difference between these cards and the old ones is that they will no longer have social security numbers printed on them. Instead they will have a randomly assigned Medicare
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Reducing Stress is a Work of Art

Reducing Stress is a Work of Art

Cortisol is the “stress hormone” that helps our body manage stress when we are faced with a threat—a charging rhino, a rapidly approaching deadline at work. When our cortisol levels remain elevated for long periods of time, we face health problems including decreased immunity, increased abdominal fat storage, inhibition of thyroid hormone activation, insomnia, depression,
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Eating Veggies Isn’t Just for Kids!

Eating Veggies Isn’t Just for Kids!

The amount of fruits and vegetables Americans eat is on the decline. It’s down 7% overall, and that number is even worse among people over the age of 45. This according to a recent survey by the Produce for Better Health Foundation. Here’s why that matters. Fruits, vegetables, and legumes (dry beans and peas) may
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Unmet Home Care Needs Correlate with Increased Mortality

Unmet Home Care Needs Correlate with Increased Mortality

Activities of daily living (ADLs) are routine tasks, such as eating, bathing, and toileting, that we normally perform ourselves. When we are no longer able to perform those activities, our ability to live independently at home is compromised. Now a study shows that it isn’t just our independence that’s compromised. Unmet home care needs also
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