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Better Living Through Better Nutrition

Ready to take your health into your own hands? Start with what you put on your plate. Nutrient deficiencies are among the biggest factors in age-related health issues. Eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and lean meats gives you a better chance of keeping medical concerns at bay. Proper nutrition might even let you scale back on medication by lowering cholesterol, improving cardi...

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Start Now to Protect Yourself from the Flu

The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get the flu shot each year. Fall is here and it’s time to start preparing for flu season, if you haven’t already. Flu season typically runs from October through March. But it’s best to get the shot before flu begins spreading in your community. That’s why many choose to get the shot in September. Good health habits can help stop the spr...

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Older Adults More at Risk for Dehydration

It’s been so hot lately! And with the heat rising, so does your chance of dehydration and heat-related illness. There’s no universally accepted rule for how much water each of us should drink. Experts say the ideal amount can vary widely depending on factors including your weight, health and activity level. But don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirsty,...

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Summer Eye Health: Sunglasses and the Important Role They Play

Summer’s here, and you’re finally able to enjoy the outdoors. If you plan on spending time at the pool, beach, on hikes or at backyard get togethers, sunscreen isn’t the only line of protection you should be using. For very important reasons, you should also be wearing sunglasses. Contrary to popular belief, sunglasses are more than just fashion statements. The right ones have a lot to d...

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