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5 Things Seniors Should Know About IBS

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common condition. Symptoms are wide-ranging, especially for older adults. IBS is especially tricky to diagnose. Learn more about this common disorder and how you can alleviate its frustrating symptoms.

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Everything You Need to Know About Blood Clots

Deep vein thrombosis or other blood clots can be a dangerous medical issue. Depending upon where the blood clot is in the body, it can lead to serious problems that send you to the emergency room, land you in the hospital, or result in treatment for the rest of your life. It’s important to not only know what the signs and symptoms of blood clots are, but to never hesitate to call for help when you think you might be experiencing one.

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Why a Medical Alert System is Always Better than a Cell Phone

Some seniors may believe that life-saving medical alert systems aren’t necessary if one has a cell phone. A cell phone is handy for many things, but it can also be unreliable in an emergency. Read on to learn why a personal button alarm is always better than a cell phone when emergencies strike.

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Senior Health Spotlight: 7 Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System

As we age, our immune systems naturally show down, and integrating “superfoods” into your diet is a great way to proactively work toward revving it back up. Read about some foundational, immunity-supporting superfoods you can find in your local grocery store, and how they can fit into a healthy lifestyle.

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The Sandwich Generation and the Pandemic: How Life Has Changed

The COVID pandemic of the last few years has affected almost everyone in some way. For some, those changes are much more pronounced than they are for others. One group hit particularly hard is known as the “sandwich” generation—a group of individuals who are “sandwiched” between taking care of their aging parents as well as their own children.

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Why You Should Get the COVID Vaccine and Booster Right Now

Many elderly Americans take precautions to protect themselves as they get older. It’s time for America’s seniors to take that a step further and get the vaccines and the booster – if you haven’t already. In fact, the CDC reports that adults aged 65 and older who received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines reduced their risk of COVID-related hospitalization by a whopping 94%!

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Senior-Friendly Home Designs for Every Budget

When you hear about universal design and how it can make a home more accessible, you might immediately think that it is meant to help those who are elderly or have trouble with mobility. However, universal design is creating a space in which everyone from the smallest toddlers to the proudest great-grandparents can live in comfort and ease.

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When Is It Time to Stop Driving?

After driving for the majority of your life, it probably feels like second nature. It can be easy to forget that you’re actually piloting a vehicle that weighs at least a ton, can go quite fast, and can lead to great damage and significant injuries if it collides with something. And that second nature of driving can make it tough to know when it’s time to give up the keys.

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Important Medical Forms that Every Senior Needs to Know

What if a sudden illness or accident left you incapacitated? What if you couldn’t make decisions for yourself? You don’t want vital choices about your quality of life in the hands of strangers. That’s why certain medical forms, such as a living will or a health care proxy, are so important.

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The Biggest Medicare Changes in 2022

Medicare has changed a lot in the past year, and you might need a primer to help you understand the differences in your coverage. Many seniors receive health care coverage under Medicare, as the governmental insurance program provides benefits for people with disabilities and adults over the age of sixty-five. We’ll review the major changes and why they happened.

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