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The Importance of a Yearly Eye Exam for Seniors

Older adults often underestimate the importance of having an annual vision exam. If the prescription on their glasses seems to be working well, a senior might not want to incur the expense of what seems like an unnecessary exam.

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Can You Catch Shingles?

If you or someone close to you has experienced a bout of shingles, you know just how painful the condition can be. While some older adults experience mild symptoms, for many, the pain is severe and long-lasting.

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Why You Are Never Too Old to Benefit from a Smoking Cessation Program

Smoking is a tough habit to break. Seniors who have smoked for decades often feel as if there is no point in even trying to quit because it is too late. They assume the damage to their body has already been done.

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How Does Hearing Loss Impact Independence?

Hearing loss is increasingly common as we grow older. Almost one third of people over the age of 65 have some form of it. After 75, that statistic soars to nearly 50 percent.

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Is Dark Chocolate Really a Heart-Smart Food Choice?

Few among us can resist a gooey dessert or tasty chocolate bar. Rumor has it that chocolate is a guilt-free treat because it is good for the heart. But is it really? Does chocolate have benefits that make it a healthy food choice?

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5 Ways to Be on Guard for Ticks This Summer

Lyme disease and the dangers of ticks are in the news more often than ever before. While some researchers say this is because the number of ticks has increased, others say it is actually because the medical community is getting better at diagnosing the disease.

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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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