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You're Never Too Old to Stop Smoking—Here's How to Do It

While most people know that smoking increases the probability of developing lung cancer, the risks extend far beyond that. Cigarette smoking is harmful to every organ in the body. From bladder cancer to strokes, smoking is linked to one in five deaths in the United States. That adds up to more than 480,000 deaths each year.

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How to Find a Meaningful Volunteer Project during Retirement

Successfully transitioning from the working world to retirement often happens in phases. In the days immediately following retirement, a senior might feel a sense of relief and freedom. A lifetime in a structured work environment often limits a person’s ability to explore hobbies and enjoy free time.

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Stroke Awareness and Younger Adults

The death of actor Luke Perry surprised everyone. Perry seemed like an active 52-year-old in the prime of his life. That someone so young could lose their life to a massive stroke has many wondering if they are at risk.

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Is Spirituality Linked to Senior Health?

Does connecting with your spiritual side help you live a healthier life? Older adults are increasingly asking themselves this question. Researchers believe the answer is “yes.” Adults who have a strong sense of spirit tend to be healthier.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Options for Seniors

Colorectal cancer is the third-most common type of cancer among both men and women and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. While incidences of colorectal cancer are declining among adults age 50 and over, newly diagnosed cases among younger adults are on the rise. Scientists haven’t been able to pinpoint a reason for the increase.

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Can Exercise Make You a Safer Driver?

As Baby Boomers continue to retire in large numbers, the average age of drivers on the road is climbing. Despite what you may have heard, older drivers aren’t responsible for the majority of accidents. That undesirable status belongs to younger drivers. Teens are three times more likely to cause a car accident than seniors.

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Act Two: How to Embrace and Celebrate Aging

The phrase “age is just a number” is often repeated. In a culture obsessed with youth, however, adopting it as your personal mantra might be difficult. The beauty industry is a prime example. According to Forbes, it’s an industry that has grown to $445 billion a year. Much of the money spent is on products “guaranteed” to make you look younger.

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How Does Lifestyle Affect Cancer Risk?

Whether it is a personal battle with some form of the disease or losing a friend or loved one to it, cancer has touched most of our lives. For some, the diagnosis is linked to genetics. But for many others, lifestyle plays a leading role in developing cancer.

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