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The more calcium, the better your health

Jul 26th, 2021 | By
The more calcium, the better your health

Calcium is very important for your health. In fact, you have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. It makes up much of your bones and teeth and plays a role in heart health, muscle function and nerve signaling. Many non-dairy sources are also high in this mineral. These include seafood, leafy greens,
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Early retirement? Know how to pay for it

Jul 26th, 2021 | By

Delaying retirement has become common for many Americans, either because they saved too little or they just want to continue working because they enjoy it. Others go in the opposite direction. They retire early – sometimes out of choice, but often because their health or the economy forces it. While early retirement might sound appealing,
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COMMENTARY: Hugs, grandmas and vaccinations

Jul 26th, 2021 | By
COMMENTARY: Hugs, grandmas and vaccinations

I was too busy working to worry about the knock at my front door a few weeks back. It’s usually a delivery driver or the mail carrier. Then, I looked out the window and saw who it was. “Grandma’s outside!” I called to the kids. We all gathered around the door, excited for a rare
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Advice from health officials: Put your masks back on indoors

Jul 26th, 2021 | By
Advice from health officials: Put your masks back on indoors

The public-health officers of King County, Pierce County, and six other counties in western Washington are formally advising citizens to wear masks in any businesses and other indoor public settings—a change from recent loosening of mask guidelines since the advent of vaccinations against COVID-19. In a joint statement issued July 26, the officials said a return to broader mask-wearing will help reduce the risk of COVID-19 to the public, including business customers and workers, help stem the increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in many parts of the state, and decrease the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. And anyone who isn’t already should get vaccinated “immediately,” the officials said.