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News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

News Trends Provide Insight for Senior Marketers

Each week, we recap the news items that most engaged our followers over the past week. This week, a Reuters Institute study explains how digital media has overtaken print media as a primary news source — for some generations, that is –, while a study from MarketingCharts emphasizes the […] Click here to view original […]

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Urine Drug Tests: Effective  But Easy To Cheat On

Urine Drug Tests: Effective But Easy To Cheat On

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains on the urine drug tests that numerous businesses and physicians rely on. But what happens when that “effective” tool is easily cheated – and an entire industry springs up to help the cheaters? “Many people may […]

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4 Ways Marriage, Divorce And Do-Overs Can  Increase Your Social Security Check

4 Ways Marriage, Divorce And Do-Overs Can Increase Your Social Security Check

In a world of IRAs, bonds, annuities and investment property, one retirement benefit often gets overlooked, or not discussed at all, by some financial advisers: Social Security. “In retirement, you need to create as much fixed, guaranteed income as you can,” says Tony Perrone, president and founder of the Estate Planning Group and author of […]

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Caregiving in a Digital Age

Caregiving in a Digital Age

According to AARP, nearly 44 million Americans are caregivers for a relative or friend over age 50. That’s nearly 1 in 5 adults nationwide.  According to Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, released jointly by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, caregivers as a whole are becoming as diverse as the American population.  Caregiving cuts across all […]

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Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

Ten Tips for Effective Communication With Your Doctor

By Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar Effective communication… Sometimes my work as a family doctor the days don’t always go as expected. On a busy day, I feel like I’ll never catch up, and it’s frustrating that I can’t give adequate time to each individual patient. One afternoon not long ago, I was feeling unusually tired. I […]

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Embracing Aging

Embracing Aging

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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Wellness

Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested Immediately

Hepatitis C: Why Baby Boomers Should be Tested Immediately

If you were born between 1945 and 1965, you could be one of more than three million baby boomers living with hepatitis C in the U.S. and not even know it. Despite only making up 27% of the U.S. population, baby boomers account for more than 75 percent of hepatitis C cases in the U.S. […]

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4 Tips For Overcoming Life’s  Most Traumatic Experiences

4 Tips For Overcoming Life’s Most Traumatic Experiences

Wouldn’t it be great if our most difficult days came with Hollywood-happy endings? And wouldn’t it be great to overcome life’s most traumatic experiences? In the movies, when faced with the worst possible situations, our heroes rise to the occasion and find strength they never knew they had. But those who experience real-life traumas are […]

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3 Tips For Fixing Your ‘Sugar Belly’  And Returning Wheat To Your Diet

3 Tips For Fixing Your ‘Sugar Belly’ And Returning Wheat To Your Diet

Poor wheat. It seems the golden grain has lost much of its luster, thanks to the gluten-free movement (now a $16-billion-dollar-a-year industry) and a broad-brush bashing that has painted it as the latest food demon. “Wheat has been found guilty without a fair trial,” says Dr. John Douillard, a former NBA nutrition expert and author […]

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Sexuality

Getting A Hard-On Following Prostate Surgery

Getting A Hard-On Following Prostate Surgery

Remedy Other Than Viagra and Cialis There are a lot of treatments for guys who can’t get a hard-on. There is one remedy doctors never told me about. The fanfare are miracle drugs Viagra and Cialis but I discovered 4 more cures including one that can help every guy and it’s free. A hard-on following prostate surgery. […]

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“Sixth sense” Body Awareness

“Sixth sense” Body Awareness

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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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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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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Increasing Your Brain Storage

Increasing Your Brain Storage

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Their research has identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved. […]

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Diet

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

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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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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Advice for Seniors: Make “Ground Up” Building Decisions

Advice for Seniors: Make “Ground Up” Building Decisions

| May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Email This Post Email This Post

  NEW HOLLAND, PA – These days Baby Boomers are quickly slipping into the category of “Seniors.” Many of those 55+ people are still active and focused on constructing new houses for either retirement or vacation homes.   If you’re a Senior, what should you know about new home construction? Do your research. Think from […]

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Make This Summer Your Best Yet with an RV

Make This Summer Your Best Yet with an RV

by Emily Fisher Summer is fast approaching, and for retirees it is the perfect time to consider purchasing a recreational vehicle (RV) and hitting the road. RVs are an increasingly popular method of travel, offering adventurers a unique glimpse of our country and the freedom to go almost anywhere, anytime. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) […]

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10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

10 Ways to Prevent Medical Errors from Happening to You

By Teri Dreher, Author & Speaker, RN, CCRN, iRNPA   You count on doctors and hospitals to protect your heath. But unthinkably, sometimes the opposite happens. Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., according to a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Cancer and heart disease are still the […]

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Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

Exercise Sparks New Life in Aging Adults

Rutgers Center for Exercise and Aging celebrates 15 years of bringing students and seniors together in a quest for better health For Ruth Gottlieb, 82, and Jean Timper, 85, and members at the East Brunswick Senior Center, exercise is the high point of their day. What gets them most excited? Line dancing. “I even dance […]

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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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How To Cut Your Landline Phone – Make Your Life Easier

How To Cut Your Landline Phone – Make Your Life Easier

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

How To Cut Your Landline Phone – Make Your Life Easier Studies show that most of us in the “Boomer” generation now use our cellular phone for most of our non-work related communications.  So do we still need landline phone service in our home? Make sure you,  Cut Landline Phone Make Life Easier Up until […]

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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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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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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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