Health & Fitness

Reasons to celebrate Medicare’s birthday

Sep 19th, 2019 | By
Reasons to celebrate Medicare’s birthday

Medicare marked its 54th birthday on July 31. Here are some reasons why to wish it belated best wishes: Medicare guarantees access to healthcare for older adults and people with disabilities. 59 million Americans rely on it for health insurance coverage. • More than 95 percent of Americans consider Medicare an important program. Nearly 90
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The games people (still) play are for health as much as competition

Sep 5th, 2019 | By
The games people (still) play are for health as much as competition

Are you an older adult looking for some inspiration to stay physically active? The 2019 National Senior Games, presented by Humana, gathered a record number of more than 13,700 athletes aged 50 and over to compete in 20 medal sports in Albuquerque, N.M. And the annual Washington State Senior Games drew about 2,000 competitors for
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Keep home AC mold-free for healthier air

Aug 21st, 2019 | By
Keep home AC mold-free for healthier air

Hot summers and heavy humidity have people blasting air conditioning in their homes for relief. The problem with that is when we pump cold air through our home’s ducts, the combination of that with warm, humid air on the outside results in condensation and moisture that can cause mold—a health risk that’s most serious for
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The pearly-whites treatment for dentures

Aug 6th, 2019 | By
The pearly-whites treatment for dentures

The fit and feel of full or partial dentures and the beauty of a denture-user’s smile can depend on eliminating hardened dental plaque, known as tartar or calculus. Over half of denture wearers have long-term accumulations of calculus. This can become increasingly worse to the point where the dentures may not fit properly and become
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