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Sunscreen 101: Keeping Older Skin Safe in the Summer

As we grow older, our skin becomes more fragile. The side effects of some medications, such as those prescribed for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, can cause the skin to become dry. This is further compounded by the loss of the structural protein collagen, which is a natural part of the aging process. It can all contribute to increased sun sensitivity for older adults.  

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Why Are Seniors at Higher Risk for Dehydration?

Summer provides most of us with opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. From daily walks to picnics in the park, sunshine and warmer weather lift the spirit and boost mood. Spending more time outdoors, however, comes with increased risk for dehydration.

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The Power of Friendship: How Having Close Friends Keeps Seniors Healthy

Having a close circle of trusted friends makes life more enjoyable at every age. Knowing you have people you can count on through all of life’s ups and downs gives us all peace of mind. As we age, those relationships impact our mental and physical well-being even more.

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Does a Plant-based Diet Help You Age Better?

Plant-based diets are increasingly popular among younger generations. For reasons ranging from concerns about animal cruelty to a desire to live a healthier lifestyle, many young adults are eliminating meat (including fish), dairy, and eggs from their diet.

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The Great Wine Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction on the Health Benefits of Wine

Many adults enjoy an occasional drink with friends. A beer on a hot summer day or a specialty drink before dinner at a local restaurant seem harmless to most of us. Health experts tend to agree that alcohol in moderation is fine for the majority of people.

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Six Ways to Manage High Blood Pressure Naturally

If you or an older adult you love have been diagnosed with hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, you probably know how serious it can be. High blood pressure is linked to heart disease, stroke, and even some types of vision problems.

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What Older Adults Can Teach Us About Priorities

Seniors are historians, keepers of family stories, and the people we often turn to for advice. They provide the voice of reason and the benefit of experience.

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Lifestyle Choices That Might Help Lower Your Cancer Risk

Many of us make a New Year’s resolution to eat better, to exercise faithfully, and to live a healthier life. By the end of January, however, it’s easy for these good intentions to be forgotten or neglected. Spring is a good time to try again.

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