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Decluttering and Downsizing for Better Mental Health

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo has made a lot of headlines. Her commitment to decluttering and downsizing has caught the attention of many people who are overwhelmed with life. Kondo’s approach is to eliminate items in your house that don’t spark joy.

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How Often Should You Have a Wellness Checkup If You Are a Healthy Senior?

How often should you see a doctor if you are a healthy older adult? It’s a question often asked, especially by those who suffer from “white coat syndrome.” The medical community uses this term to describe people who get anxious about physician appointments.

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Skin Safety: What Seniors Can Do to Prevent Melanoma

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in this country. It can impact people of all ages. Older adults who came of age when sunscreen use wasn’t widely promoted are at higher risk, as are younger adults who frequently use tanning beds.

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How Legacy Planning Can Promote Healthier Aging

As we grow older, the idea of how we will be remembered often takes on greater meaning. So does documenting important family history for future generations. Taking steps to address these issues is considered part of legacy planning.

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Natural Ways to Help Seniors Stay Safe during Spring Allergy Season

After the snowy, cold days of winter are behind us, many seniors are happy to see the first signs of spring. Spotting the first returning robin of the year means warmer days are on the horizon. That helps boost the spirit.

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What Is Parkinson's Disease, and How Is It Treated?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting an estimated one million Americans. It’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate. Actor Michael J. Fox was diagnosed at age 29. Boxing champion Muhammad Ali and country legend Johnny Cash had it, too. More people have PD than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) combined.

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How Lifestyle Choices Might be Putting You at Risk for Osteoporosis

Many people are only vaguely familiar with osteoporosis, a disease which results in reduced bone density and quality. It’s often viewed as a normal part of the aging process. While age is a risk factor, many other risks are controllable.

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7 Ways Seniors Can Help Protect the Planet

Protecting the environment is a responsibility people of all ages share. From volunteering for organizations that help keep our waterways safe to recycling home and garden waste, we can each take steps to keep the earth healthy for future generations.

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