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Boomer Beware Fast Food Chain Health Claims Wrong

Boomer Beware Fast Food Chain Health Claims Wrong

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Until the last year I have never paid real close attention to the health warning labels on what I buy at the store. I still don’t pay close attention to calorie labels at fast food restaurants.  This study seems to tell us that the health claims at fast food joints is way off base. Each […]

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Wheat Sensitivity Gluten Update

Wheat Sensitivity Gluten Update

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

When most people think of wheat-related health issues, they think of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that’s harmful for anyone with celiac disease. But gluten may not be the only culprit: A different family of proteins found in wheat and other grains—called amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs)—has also piqued the interest of scientists […]

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Marijuana’s medical benefits? Two experts explain the evidence

Marijuana’s medical benefits? Two experts explain the evidence

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

Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs. On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota will vote on medical cannabis ballot initiatives, while Montana will vote on repealing limitations in its existing law. We have no political position on cannabis legalization. We study the cannabis plant, also known as marijuana, […]

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The Thai king has died after 70 years on the throne — here are the world’s longest-ruling monarchs

The Thai king has died after 70 years on the throne — here are the world’s longest-ruling monarchs

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne in 1952 following the death of her father George VI, making her the longest-reigning monarch in the world. Last year, the 90-year-old surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, which lasted from 1837 to 1901. Queen Elizabeth is the 45th longest-reigning monarch of all time. As […]

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Just How Much Money Do You Really Need for Retirement?

Just How Much Money Do You Really Need for Retirement?

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Dan Caplinger: In trying to come up with a number for how much their clients need in order to retire, many financial advisors look at the issue completely backwards. It’s easy from an analytical viewpoint to take what someone is spending now and then figure out how much you’ll need in order to sustain that […]

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Anti-Obesity – Anti-Diabetes Therapy

Anti-Obesity – Anti-Diabetes Therapy

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

It is no secret that losing weight is difficult. Each year brings a new popular diet, “guaranteed” to succeed, yet the explosion of obesity in the United States continues. Current anti-obesity medications are only partly effective, due to substantial side effects, the temporary nature of the weight loss and the non-responsiveness of a considerable number […]

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Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Winner

Bob Dylan Nobel Prize Winner

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Bob Dylan‘s well-deserved Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday — turn envious and curmudgeonly if you must, elitist compatriots — makes us want to listen to that well-worn copy of “Blood on the Tracks,” or pull out the hardback version of “Chronicles: Volume One,” or plunge into some of his enigmatic, digitally archived classic interviews. […]

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Embracing Aging

Embracing Aging

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

With aging comes inevitable change. I believe quality of life, well-being, level of satisfaction with life, positive health outcomes, and outcomes in several aspects heavily depend on individual ability to embrace and approach change in a positive, productive manner. I believe having a mental advantage—knowing how to maintain positive thinking above negative, challenging circumstances—improves likelihood […]

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Health Tip: Skip the Late Night Snacks

Health Tip: Skip the Late Night Snacks

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

(HealthDay News) — If you find yourself nibbling every night before bed, it may be a sign that you need to change your eating habits. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Planning regular healthy meals and snacks throughout the day so you’re not hungry after dinner. Making sure to eat a protein-rich breakfast and […]

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U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes

U.S. Just Made It a Lot Less Difficult to Sue Nursing Homes

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The federal agency that controls more than $1 trillion in Medicare and Medicaid funding has moved to prevent nursing homes from forcing claims of elder abuse, sexual harassment and even wrongful death into the private system of justice known as arbitration. An agency within the Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday issued a rule […]

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Bloomer Boomer Live on Facebook and Youtube

Bloomer Boomer Live on Facebook and Youtube

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

Very soon Bloomer Boomer will be doing live shows on Facebook and Youtube.  Our shows are about topics, concerns and interest our community and followers who are part of the +50 Good Life Movement.  Our live shows will appear in the window right above.  In the meantime, you can watch other recent shows. If there […]

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Gender played a bigger role in the presidential debate than you think

Gender played a bigger role in the presidential debate than you think

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Did he call her “secretary” as a sign of respect or condescension? What about the interruptions? And the matter of her looks or lack of stamina? And then there was Miss Piggy. Questions about gender ran throughout Monday night’s general-election presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the first ever between man […]

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The World’s Largest Beer Festival is all set on October 2016 in Munich

The World’s Largest Beer Festival is all set on October 2016 in Munich

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

The Oktoberfest 2016, taking place in Munich, was first held in 1810 in honor of the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The annual celebration is expected to attract more than 6 million visitors to the Bavarian capital by October 3. According to Fox News, beer lovers worldwide will be streaming […]

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Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

Older Adults Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

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

Arlington, VA – Today’s older adults want to stay active, independent, and safe in their homes, but many worry about falling. In fact, one in three Americans over the age of 65 falls every year. But, falling is not a normal part of aging. Every older adult has the power to prevent a fall. Today, […]

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It’s Not Just For Kids: Medicare EpiPen Spending Up 1,100 Percent

It’s Not Just For Kids: Medicare EpiPen Spending Up 1,100 Percent

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

The foundation study comes amid ongoing scrutiny of EpiPen’s price increases. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Even as the cost of EpiPens dramatically rose, so too did the number of prescriptions written for patients in Medicare, sending spending by the program skyrocketing nearly 1,100 percent from 2007 to 2014, a report […] Click here to view original […]

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Be a better (karaoke) singer by never singing these ten songs

Be a better (karaoke) singer by never singing these ten songs

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

This Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 photo released by iHeartRadio shows Alanis Morissette performing at an iHeartRadio Live show in New York. (AP Photo / iHeartRadio, Jeremy Harris) Karaoke first hit the scene in the early 1970s after a Japanese musician recorded a tape of backing music for a wealthy […] Click here to view original […]

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“Sixth sense” Body Awareness

“Sixth sense” Body Awareness

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

With the help of two young patients with a unique neurological disorder, an initial study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that a gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception, a “sixth sense” describing awareness of one’s body in space. Mutations in the gene caused the two to […]

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How Omega-3 Foods Can Help You Be a Better Athlete

How Omega-3 Foods Can Help You Be a Better Athlete

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

Chances are, you’ve heard about omega-3 fatty acids and the fact that they are an important part of a healthy diet. Whether you’ve heard them talked about in the news or have seen them listed as an ingredient in your breakfast cereal, omega-3s continue to be of interest to people interested in healthy eating, thanks […]

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Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Make You Gain Weight?

Can Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Make You Gain Weight?

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

Most conversations with your doctor about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), tend to focus on menstrual irregularity, including missed periods and/or heavy periods. But, women with PCOS face other problems, too — and a big one is weight gain. It’s not clear whether PCOS is a direct cause of the extra pounds many women with PCOS […]

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4 Easy Steps To Keep Up On Medications

4 Easy Steps To Keep Up On Medications

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

Medication adherence: 4 easy tips to stay on the path to better health By: Jeremy Blais, Pharm.D., CVS Pharmacy As a CVS Pharmacist, I interact with customers with prescription-related needs on a daily basis. I take great pride in making sure every customer that comes into our pharmacy not only receives the medication needed to […]

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The 4 big challenges to Netflix’s grand plan for world domination

The 4 big challenges to Netflix’s grand plan for world domination

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

In January, Netflix made the bombshell announcement that it had expanded to over 130 new countries in a single day, bringing it into every major international market except China. Since then, the results have been mixed. At its last quarterly earnings, Netflix reported good international growth results in the first three months of 2016. But […]

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How to get sweat stains out of your clothes

How to get sweat stains out of your clothes

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

There is a whole boatload of weird and wonderful ways to treat sweat stains that employ everything from baking soda to crushed-up aspirin. There’s also a host of sweat stain removal products with absurd names like PitStop. They are all great options, and we’ll talk through them and then finish up with some suggestions as […]

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The Trouble with the Movies

The Trouble with the Movies

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

The trouble with the movies is that they so seldom get below the surface of a story and its characters, that their whole is rarely as good as the parts, and the characters of their players—Gary Cooper or Margaret Sullavan, for instance—are usually more powerful than the characters they play. The movies don’t have any […]

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Fifty Shades of Moby-Dick

Fifty Shades of Moby-Dick

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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Technology Changes the Way Society Views Aging

Technology Changes the Way Society Views Aging

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Every week, we review the mature marketing content from the previous week with which our followers were most engaged. This week, we will take a look at how technology is expected to impact the way in which society views aging in the future, as well as John Oliver’s take on the trials and tribulations of […]

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Groundbreaking Partnership Connecting the Generations Through Reading

Groundbreaking Partnership Connecting the Generations Through Reading

| July 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

NEW YORK, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Grandparents.com (OTCQB: GPCM) and its benefits organization, the American Grandparents Association (AGA), announced today that it has officially joined forces with Peek-A-Boo Publishing Group (PABPG) to launch a significant partnership publishing books for children. This unique collaboration will produce a series of books transforming the way grandparents are […]

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Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

Millennials Name the Best Countries in the World

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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

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

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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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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Love The Gums You’re With

Love The Gums You’re With

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

  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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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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Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

Laws Regarding Caregivers for Senior Citizens

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

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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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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Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

Viewpoints: Forcing Competition Among Insurers; CMS And The ‘Most’ Attractive ACO Model

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

Vox: Obamacare Shows Why Health Insurers Should Be More Like Southwest Airlines For competition to revolutionize the insurance market, enrollees have to actually force insurers to compete for their business. Happily, that’s exactly what enrollees did. (Ezra Klein, 4/14) Health Affairs Blog: Today’s Most Attractive National ACO Model Is Offered By…CMS A large national payer […]

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Heart Disease Financial Help

Heart Disease Financial Help

| March 6, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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Age-Related-Eye-Problems

Age-Related-Eye-Problems

| March 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  Help Your Loved Ones Manage Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Age-Related-Eye-Problems When was the last time you or your loved ones had their vision checked for age-related-eye-problems? New survey results reveal that nearly 75 percent of Americans still don’t know age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of legal blindness age-related-eye-problems in older adults. As the […]

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7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

7 Important Reasons to Maintain Hearing Health

| February 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Listen Up! When Hearing Loss Affects More Than Hearing, You Can Use Your Voice to Boost Your Brain 7 reasons why your ears are critical for preserving brain function and what you can do about them: Maintain Hearing Health By Jean-Pierre Granier The ear and the auditory system consist of an amazing number of nerves […]

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Senior Dating:  Connect with Tech

Senior Dating: Connect with Tech

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

10 Marriage Tips from Two Centuries of Marriage

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Valentine’s Day Advice For Boomers From The “Pros”   “10 Marriage Tips from Four Couples & 200 Years of Marriage” It’s often said, “Experience is the best teacher.” While US Dept. of Labor statistics show that 87% of baby boomers have gained their own relationship experiences by marrying at least once by age 46, there’s […]

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I Love You..Actually I Love Your Microbiome

I Love You..Actually I Love Your Microbiome

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

What determines chemistry between two people? By William B. Miller, Jr. M.D. Who has not said, “They have good chemistry together?” Where do we find love? We hear it so often that it seems trite. Typically, we direct that remark towards a couple that looks mismatched to our judgment. We ask ourselves, “What do they […]

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Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

Gregarious Chimps And Friendly Humans

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

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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CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

CVS Health – New Clinical Affiliations

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

CVS Health Corp. on Thursday announced four new clinical affiliations with healthcare systems located across the country. Under the agreement, CVS pharmacists can provide physicians at the participating systems with data on a patient’s prescription history. Nurse practitioners at MinuteClinic, the retail clinic division of CVS, will be able to electronically share information from visits […]

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How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

How To Handle Some Common Health Concerns For Boomers

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arthritis, back pain, obesity and digestive disorders: How to handle some of the common health ailments that plague our middle years The Challenge: At 334 pounds, Marnita had unhealthy habits that put her among the 40 percent of boomers who are classified as obese, raising her risk of heart disease and hypertension. Her action plan: […]

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5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

5 Ways Congress Can Support Seniors in 2016

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

Arlington, VA – In his final State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to strengthen Social Security and Medicare for all Americans. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the nation’s leading advocate for older adults, offers five ways Congress can further support seniors this year. “Older Americans deserve the support of their […]

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At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

At 81 Robin Bright’s : Exquisite Elegance of Minimalist Objects

| February 3, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

In our age of overabundant social media hype and marketing, reticence about self-promotion can hinder some artists from getting their due. Such is the case for Robin Bright, who prefers to let his work speak for itself. His exquisitely crafted work tends to converse with us in quiet and subtle ways anyway. It’s been many […]

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Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

Baby steps to retirement savings: How to get started with the investment of your life

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

If you’re among those who know you should begin saving and investing for retirement but fear taking what you perceive as a giant leap, you may find comfort in the above catchphrases. Taking even 1 small baby step toward retirement savings can lead to more significant forward movement. Before you know it, that first timid […]

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Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

Chronic Indifference at Veterans Affairs

| January 22, 2016 | Email This Post Email This Post

During his Senate confirmation hearing in July 2014 to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald pledged to “transform” the vast agency. After horrific reports of wait-time manipulation, coverups and even deaths at VA medical facilities across the country, veterans and the American people were calling for honest leadership to restore their trust in […]

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Being Gay In A Small Town

Being Gay In A Small Town

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Being Gay in a Small Town By Timmothy Holt, M.D. A few weeks ago my aunt died, and I was asked to conduct the memorial service. Suddenly I realized, with her death, my cousins and I, all baby boomers, became the older generation. Her death was like an old alarm clock that kept ringing its […]

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Artificial Joint Research

Artificial Joint Research

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

More Research is Needed on Artificial Joints and Patients can Play a Key Role  By Thomas Concannon and Ben Nowell Individuals with arthritis or joint trauma may seek partial or total joint replacement (“arthroplasty”) to reduce pain and improve functionality. For arthroplasty, an orthopedic surgeon may select from a number of implantable devices—artificial hips or […]

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Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

Mature Marketing Links of the Week – Handheld Devices, Housing Design and Harley Davidson

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Last Monday we started the week on a note of laughter, with jokes from and about outgoing LeadingAge President Larry Minnix. This Monday we find it hard to smile, as news reports are filled with tragedies happening around our globe. Then a friend shared the following quote, and it seemed appropriate to pass it on: […]

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A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

A Warmer, Safer Christmas through Home Extend

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Thanks to the Home Extend pilot project created by Over 55 London in partnership with Pathways Skills Development and Placement Centre and funded by the Sifton Family Foundation, a senior couple will enjoy a warmer, safer Christmas and future in their newly upgraded home. The Crasto’s 50 year old home was desperately in need of […]

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Peter Gallagher: Keeping Memories Alive

Peter Gallagher: Keeping Memories Alive

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

My work with the Alzheimer’s Foundation started for one simple reason: My mother, Mary Ann, had the disease for a third of my life. She was diagnosed in 1985 and died in 2004 — 60 years to the day after D-Day. (That’s not an inconsequential date in our family: My dad landed on a Normandy […]

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5 Myths About Hearing Loss

5 Myths About Hearing Loss

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

For a long time, hearing loss carried a huge stigma. People didn’t want to be seen as old — and hearing aids were a visible sign that they didn’t have all their original faculties intact. These days, with the likes of Rob Lowe, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster and Bill Clinton not just wearing hearing aids […]

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Blocking fat transport linked to longevity

Blocking fat transport linked to longevity

| December 29, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

Fat finding. Fat transport and storage matters to longevity, according to a new study. Here a store of mouse fat cells (red) is permeated by blood vessels (green). Animals from tiny worms to human beings have a love-hate relationship with fats and lipids. Cholesterol is a famous example of […] Animals from tiny worms to […]

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Debunking A Financial Myth

Debunking A Financial Myth

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Why your retirement income target is not 70% By: Frederick Vettese If you have reached age 50, you might be getting a little nervous about whether you will hit your retirement income target. This will be especially true if you think your target is 70 percent of final employment earnings, the number that is most […]

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5 Ways to Boost Bone Health

5 Ways to Boost Bone Health

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Five Non-Pharmaceutical Ways to Boost Bone Health and Fight Osteoporosis By Kyle Zagrodsky Bone health is a major concern for most people over age 50, and with good reason. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis or are at risk of developing the disease because of low bone density. Studies […]

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Holiday Tips for Baby Boomers and Loved Ones

Holiday Tips for Baby Boomers and Loved Ones

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Baby Boomer Holiday Tips By Ed Haines The holidays can be wonderful, but the many activities surrounding this time of year can present some unique challenges for Baby Boomers or their loved ones with low vision. Low vision is a vision impairment that is not correctable with surgery, contacts or glasses. Persons with low vision […]

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New Ventures In Retirement

New Ventures In Retirement

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

New Income – Reinvention  By Nancy Bearg Reinvention. What a powerful word. It’s perfect for Boomers, as we think what we want to do next. Certainly it isn’t just Golf, Gardening, and Grandchildren. For millions, it is, or will be, new work. My co-authors and I call it Reinventing into New Work. It’s a way […]

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Always Possible To Realize Dreams

Always Possible To Realize Dreams

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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Boomers Make  Most of Medicare

Boomers Make Most of Medicare

| November 7, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Grandparents Health Habits Survey By Susan Kosman, DNP, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Aetna It’s the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, an important time to reflect on your health needs and plan for the next year. Medicare Open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, is when you can make changes to […]

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Vietnam Vet Remembrance

Vietnam Vet Remembrance

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Vietnam Vet Remembrance By Dominic Certo In Vietnam, I was a combat corpsman assigned to the battlefield with the 7th Marines.  I recall leaping out of a helicopter to rejoin my platoon and feeling the ground rise up to meet me like a brick wall, gravity pulling me down into brutal bloody fighting.  At 18, I experienced […]

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November Alzheimer’s Awareness

November Alzheimer’s Awareness

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites

Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

    Online Safety Tips For Seniors Exploring Dating Sites Online dating has become increasingly popular and many people, including seniors, have turned to the internet to meet people on multiple platforms. If you’ve ever thought about trying online dating or are new to the online dating scene, one of the top things on your […]

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Importance of Flossing – As We Age

Importance of Flossing – As We Age

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“Don’t Forget To Floss” By Dr. Susan Maples As we age, the more at risk we become for a host of unwanted medical conditions like heart disease and stroke. There is a lot of information out there on prevention, but one less talked about connection that can help you avoid these illnesses and stay healthy […]

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Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

Encore Start-Ups for Boomers

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

Boomers Have Amazing Choices On Retirement: Tips for that Encore Venture By Pamela Dennis, PhD An estimated 31 million Americans age 44 to 70 are interested in “encore careers,” namely, “pursuits that enable individuals to put their passion to work for the greater good.” Only 14 percent see retirement as a time to “take a […]

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A November Reminder About Falling

A November Reminder About Falling

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

“November is National Family Caregivers Month”  – Falling “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” Although many people associate medical alert systems with the almost comically morbid commercials that brought them to prominence in the late 1980s, but for the more than 12 million seniors who live alone in the United States, and their […]

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Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

Reducing Bad Bacteria Over age 60

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

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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Boomers And The Illicit Steroid Market

Boomers And The Illicit Steroid Market

| October 21, 2015 | Email This Post Email This Post

(Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty) Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it had busted 16 underground labs and seized 134,000 steroid tablets and pills, 8,200 liters of injectable steroid liquid (that’s 140 kegs worth), and 1,400 pounds of the raw powder.) Earlier this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it […]

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