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How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

Sleep is very important for us. We spend one third of our lives asleep. Most people struggle with either getting enough or knowing what is enough for them. This becomes more of an issue as we get older, too. Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems such as weight gain, heart issues, and
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Potential New Senior Housing Bill

Potential New Senior Housing Bill

Currently in congress, there is a push for a bill that could be of major benefit to seniors called the Senior Accessible Housing Act. It is a bill that, if passed, would go a long way towards enabling elders to live at home independently. It allows a $30,000, lifetime tax credit to go toward making
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Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Dogs possess an amazing ability to sniff out changes in human physiology, even drawing attention to diseases such as cancer. Their ability to detect low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and alert humans in well established. People with type I diabetes can experience abnormal drops in blood sugar – potentially resulting in fatigue, unconsciousness, or seizures. That’s
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It’s Healthy Vision Month

It’s Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month is observed each year in May. This is a great time to learn how vision problems can affect you and your loved ones, and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.   Approximately 12 million people in the United States have vision impairment. Women, minority groups, and people with a
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Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

The importance of staying physically active throughout life and the health benefits it brings has long been documented, but what about social activities? Research from the Rush University Medical Center finds that retirees who report a high level of social activity are twice as likely to remain disability free involving activities of daily living. This
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