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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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Give Your Brain Health a Boost

Your mental well-being can affect things like memory and decision-making. On the other hand, anxiety and depression are often linked with mental decline. Engaging in brain-healthy lifestyle choices will boost mental health. Here are some tips to improve mental function, mood stability and overall well-being. Look for activities you enjoy. Regularly doing something that makes you feel goo...

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Can You Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The short answer is no. Right now, there’s no intervention that can prevent rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is because no one knows exactly why some people develop it. The disease seems to have several triggers. But if you arm yourself with the knowledge of what can trigger it, then you can hopefully work toward avoiding it or manage the symptoms better. What is RA? Rheumatoid arthritis ...

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