Posts Tagged ‘ Health and Fitness ’

Are you doing what’s needed to avoid falls?

Sep 15th, 2012 | By

One in three adults 65 and older falls each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and that number has risen sharply over the past decade.  Falls are the leading cause of injury death for older Americans and they can significantly limit the ability of older adults to age in place.  
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Workshop focuses on heart health for women

Jun 29th, 2012 | By
Workshop focuses on heart health for women

There’s no more dangerous health condition for women than a heart issue. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States and a leading cause of disability among women. The most important thing to do if you think you are having heart attack symptoms is to call 911 and tell
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Two non-profit health insurers hit record $1 billion surpluses

Jun 12th, 2012 | By
Two non-profit health insurers hit record $1 billion surpluses

Two of Washington’s largest nonprofit health insurers are each sitting on record surpluses of more than $1 billion. “At a time when people are paying more for their health premiums and getting less, these companies have stockpiled huge assets,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.  State law requires Kreidler’s office to ignore insurer surpluses when reviewing
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Eye health is worth looking into

May 23rd, 2012 | By

Good eye health doesn’t just happen. Good eyesight is an important part of well-being and a significant factor in retaining independence and quality of life.  Vision loss does not need to be an accepted part of life.  Vision can deteriorate for many reasons.  Even when loss is associated with the aging process, many interventions are
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