Health & Fitness

What to do for a haywire back

Apr 12th, 2021 | By

Back pain is a major issue, especially for adults 65 and older. In fact, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reported that 80 percent of the population deals with some sort of lower back pain on a regular basis. Other studies suggest it is the most common health problem among older adults that
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Medicare and the vaccine

Mar 24th, 2021 | By
Medicare and the vaccine

Here’s what to know if you’re a Medicare enrollee and want to get a COVID-10 vaccine: Medicare covers costs of receiving the vaccine. Take your Medicare card or number to vaccination appointments at healthcare providers or pharmacies so they can bill Medicare. If you can’t find your card, you can view your Medicare number or
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Pandemic stress could be hurting your hair

Mar 16th, 2021 | By
Pandemic stress could be hurting your hair

People go partially or fully bald for any number of reasons – hormones, genetics and aging, among others. But in the middle of the pandemic, another factor is taking center stage: Stress. Dr. Patrick Angelos (drpatrickangelos.com), author of “The Science and Art of Hair Restoration: A Patient’s Guide,” says stress can contribute to hair loss
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Is it normal aging or dementia? Free workshop will explain

Feb 22nd, 2021 | By

“Normal Aging vs. Dementia,” a free online workshop hosted in March by Pierce County and Aging and Disability Resources, aims to help people understand the signs and symptoms of normal aging compared to indicators of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Organizers of the workshop, which is also available by phone, said being alert to
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