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Fifty Shades of Moby-Dick

Fifty Shades of Moby-Dick

Think of Herman Melville and you don’t think lothario. But in 1847, after the publication of his first two novels, Typee and Omoo, Melville was considered something of a venereal adventurer by the antsy prudes who controlled literary comment. The erotic episodes he’d had with girls on the Marquesas Islands as a young sailor helped […]

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Love The Gums You’re With

Love The Gums You’re With

  By Dr. Wayne Aldredge Studies show smiles can make us more attractive, lower our stress levels, elevate our moods, and make us look younger. Therefore, it’s important to be well and keep our teeth and gums smile-ready. Unfortunately, many of us don’t. Nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults age 30 and older have periodontal […]

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Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

Washington, D.C. – May 10, 2016 – Canada is the best country in the world, according to millennials. U.S. News & World Report today released new data on its Best Countries platform, revealing how 18- to 35-year-olds perceive nations on a global scale. The influential generation has named Germany […] Click here to view original […]

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Top TakeAways for Senior Living and Real Estate Marketing from HeroConf 2016

Top TakeAways for Senior Living and Real Estate Marketing from HeroConf 2016

Last week I had the advantage of joining nearly 500 other paid search and digital marketers in the city of brotherly love for HeroConf, a conference focused on paid search marketing. The program highlighted trends, best practices and even gave a few brief glances into the crystal ball of search engine marketing. I have so […]

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Wellness

Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

Are you thinking about getting a caregiver, either for your aging parents, an ill spouse or yourself? There are definite advantages to having a caregiver. Since an estimated 90% of people over the age of 65 would like to stay in their own homes as long as possible as they age, a caregiver is often […]

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Heart Disease Financial Help

Heart Disease Financial Help

Evaluating the Physical and Financial Risk of Heart Disease By Jan Martin, Combined Insurance There is a common saying that everyone knows someone who has had cancer or is currently suffering from cancer. The same thing can be said about heart disease and why heart disease financial help is important. The Centers for Disease Control […]

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Sexuality

Senior Dating:  Connect with Tech

Senior Dating: Connect with Tech

Senior Love:  Senior Dating- Connect with Tech Let’s face it – technology plays a much larger role in our lives than many of us ever could have imagined. It provides countless improvements in entertainment, health, medicine, safety, and even dating. More About Senior Dating With love and connection top-of-mind in February, Bask conducted a survey […]

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Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit ‘good’ microbes, finds a multi-institutional study of gut microbiomes in chimpanzees. Researchers monitored changes in the gut microbes and social behavior of wild chimpanzees over eight years in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. They […]

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Brain Health

Always Possible To Realize Dreams

Always Possible To Realize Dreams

Still Dreaming? By Mary Sue Wallace Improving Your Life Through Improving Your Mind No matter what our age or station in life, we all have our dreams. We have our hopes, desires, ambitions and plans, and we are forever in pursuit of fulfilling our desires. Understanding and using the creative nature of mind consciously and […]

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November Alzheimer’s Awareness

November Alzheimer’s Awareness

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease By Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM According to the Alzheimer’s association, 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or some other form of dementia. Given that November is Alzheimer’s awareness month, what better time to examine all of the things we can do to help prevent this and other neurodegenerative […]

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Diet

Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

Boost Good Bacteria – Get Rid of Bad Bacteria Research shows that as we age, there is a significant drop in the number of “healthy” bacteria in our gut and our cellular immunity begins to decline as our antibiotic use increases. Supporting this research is Dr. Sandra McFarlane from the microbiology and gut biology group […]

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How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

How to Embrace the Mediterranean Diet

Today, people living by the Mediterranean Sea may eat fast food. But the traditional fare of southern Italy, Greece and the other Mediterranean countries is fabulously heart-healthy. Studies link it to some of the highest life expectancy and lowest heart disease rates in the world. Follow these tips to make your meals more Mediterranean. 1. […]

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Looking Beyond the Doctor’s Office—The Role of an MS Nurse

Looking Beyond the Doctor’s Office—The Role of an MS Nurse

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

For people living with multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that includes a range of physical and emotional symptoms, it is critical to have a strong support system as well as a healthcare team that delivers quality and comprehensive care. Living with MS can be challenging—the disease impacts all individuals differently and is often accompanied […]

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We’ll think about it

We’ll think about it

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

I reacquainted recently with old friends with whom I tend to visit spring to fall. I was rather stunned to hear one fellow announce to me that he and his wife were thinking of retiring. “Thinking of it,” he repeated. Both of them. Wow, I thought. Really? Retire? Why? He is a spry almost 82 […]

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Remembering Muhammad Ali, Challenging Healthcare, RFK’s ‘Ripple of Hope’ Speech

Remembering Muhammad Ali, Challenging Healthcare, RFK’s ‘Ripple of Hope’ Speech

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali died on Friday at the age of 74. Ali was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1984. What effect, if any, did boxing have on his diagnosis and deterioration? For answers, we turn to Ole Isacson, a professor of neurology at Harvard University. Under the Affordable Care Act, healthcare premiums have […]

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U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times Reveal 2016 Top Recommended Health Products

U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times Reveal 2016 Top Recommended Health Products

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Washington, D.C. – June 14, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, and Pharmacy Times, the leading media resource for the pharmacy industry, today released the 2016 Top Recommended Health Products. Consumers and health care professionals can visit U.S. News Health and www.otcguide.net to see the […]

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American Grandparents Are More Tech-Savvy Than You Think

American Grandparents Are More Tech-Savvy Than You Think

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to recent survey results derived from the American Grandparents Association and visitors at its content site, Grandparents.com (OTCQB: GPCM), the vast majority of people aged 60+ in the United States are not as tech-deficient as their millennial grandchildren might assume. The survey showed an overwhelming consensus that […]

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Cancer Changed Him Forever and Now He’s Sharing His Story

Cancer Changed Him Forever and Now He’s Sharing His Story

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

At 64, Mike Merino says he’s only now learning what life is all about. It’s a tough lesson, with cancer serving as his teacher. But Mike tells Growing Bolder he has more hope than ever that the rest of his life can be the best of his life. Mike found himself out of shape, overweight […]

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Las Vegas Is Betting It Can Become the Silicon Valley of Water

Las Vegas Is Betting It Can Become the Silicon Valley of Water

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

LAS VEGAS — It sits covertly in a sandy patch of shrub, an octagonal fiberglass box on the gaudiest avenue in America. Inside is a fist-size hydrophone, one of 13 acoustic devices that listen continuously for the minutest of leaks along a miles-long pipeline that daily spits out 7.5 million gallons of water to hotels […]

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13 Moves to Make You Healthier and Stronger

13 Moves to Make You Healthier and Stronger

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Ever strain your back while carrying laundry? Or find yourself so sore from gardening that you can’t stand straight the next day? Some everyday movements require groups of muscles to work together in harmony, and unless you’re exercising all of them, you’re likely to end up with back or leg pain, says Cris Dobrosielski, author […]

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Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Studies confirm what many people already know: Sleep gets worse with age. Middle-aged and older adults often sleep less deeply, wake more frequently at night, or awake too early in the morning. Could these problems be related to risk of cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s disease? Scientists are beginning to probe the complex relationship between the […]

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Can Feminist Sculpture Redeem L.A.’s Gentrifying Arts District?

Can Feminist Sculpture Redeem L.A.’s Gentrifying Arts District?

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Before it was called the “Downtown Arts District,” many more artists lived and worked in this stretch of central Los Angeles. The neighborhood was a rough-edged alternative for people in need of large, industrial spaces. A home for those willing to be Skid Row-adjacent and amenity-non-adjacent. But Los Angeles is making an attempt at urbanization, […]

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Where to Go for Help

Where to Go for Help

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The federal agency that oversees the Medicare Part D program provides several sources of information and help: The “Medicare & You” handbook is sent to all Medicare beneficiaries every September and contains basic information on the Medicare program for the following year. It includes a list of Part D […]

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Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

Genes and Lengthening Lifespans

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have discovered how a gene in the brain’s dopamine system can play an important role in prolonging lifespan: it must be coupled with a healthy environment that includes exercise. The study, led by Panayotis (Peter) K. Thanos, senior research scientist at RIA, appears in the […]

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What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

What makes a photographer when everyone is taking pictures – At 83

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now another in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask interesting people about their passions. For six decades, Ken Van Sickle has been quietly producing photographs in his darkroom, located in the center of Manhattan. His photos range from documenting the bohemian life of New York and Paris in the 1950s […]

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Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

Five Questions to Ask the Candidates on Senior Issues

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – Before Americans cast their ballots in November, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) urges them to ask the Presidential and Congressional candidates how they will tackle five of the most pressing challenges facing our nation’s older population and their families. “These issues are not just about seniors—they are about the health and […]

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Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

Three Things Working Women Should be Doing to Save for Retirement

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

A large part of Women’s History is about independence. Being independent means being well-informed, self-reliant, and self-assured; qualities that were instrumental in women’s progress. Those same qualities are the ones you need to help you plan for retirement. While achieving financial security might seem like vague, pie-in-the-sky type goal, we’ve got some more specific steps […]

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