Caffeine May Give Your Long Term Memory a Boost

Are you one who loves to start your day with a warm cup of coffee?

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The Summertime Sun and Heat Can be Deadly

It is always a good idea to protect your skin from the sun, but in the summer months it pays dividends to be extra cautious of the sun.  Ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in 15 minutes. No matter your age, take extra steps to be safe this summer and protect yourself from the sunshine. 

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Overcoming Loneliness: You may have to get out and move it

A record number of our senior citizens are living alone and with baby boomers joining the ranks, these statistics will continue to grow.  According to the Institute on Aging, nearly one-third of our older adults live alone and older women are twice as likely than men to live by themselves.

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Let's do our part for Alzheimer’s and brain awareness

Every year during the month of June, the United States has the opportunity to bring awareness to Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.

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Opinion | Social Security a crisis ready to bubble over

Conwell Hooper | Guest columnist

It appears that age 62 is the most popular age to receive Social Security, according to a June 19 News Sentinel article, but what what happens if our Social Security trust fund runs dry one day? With the recent news from the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust fund, let's just hope we have the luxury to choose in the future. The trustees have often said Social Security will be depleted by 2034 if we don't make changes, but for the first time in 36 years, costs will exceed income, forcing the program to dip into our reserves to cover benefits. This news is frightening for our seniors and future generations.

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Independence Day: A Celebration for All Ages

One thing is certain, Americans love to travel, eat and spend time with family on Independence Day.  A U.S. News AAA Independence Day forecast calls for 41.9 million Americans traveling at least 50 miles while consuming a whopping 150 million hotdogs over the holiday weekend. That recipe may call for your favorite antacid too.

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Let's do our Part for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Every year during the month of June the United States has the opportunity to bring awareness to Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness.  Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease and the most common type of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 million American's suffer from this horrible disease and with our population aging by the day, we have a difficult road ahead of us.

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National Men's Health Week is a Time to Shine

In 1994, Congress understood it was time for men to get serious about their health and approved legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Richardson recognizing National Men's Health Week. 

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National Skilled Nursing Care Week is a Time We Must All Appreciate

There is not a better time of year to kick off Skilled Nursing Care Week than Mother's Day! This is a week where we can recognize the extraordinary stories and events that transpire every day in the lives of our older Americans and those with disabilities.

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National Nurses Week is the perfect time to say thank you

Whether you are in a long term care facility or a newborn, we have all had the wonderful experience of being cared for by a nurse. 

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