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Why is Hospital Care Costing 10 Times More Than it Should?

Healthcare costs in America continue to climb, especially for older adults who typically require the priciest tests and treatments. Now, a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Hea…

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One-in-Five Older Adults at Risk of Becoming an ‘Elder Orphan’

Annie might be the world’s most widely-known orphan, but her plight pales in comparison to the struggles of the ever-growing population of “elder orphans”—aging adults with no one in their lives that …

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Natural Ways to Protect Yourself Against Growing Skin Cancer Rates

According to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most serious form of skin cancer, known as melanoma, has more than doubled between 1982 and 2011. The CDC indicate…

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We Should Follow Sweden and Seriously Expand Parental Leave

Sweden just did something awesome: the country gave fathers three months of paid leave in the event that they have children. In fact, Sweden actually requires that new fathers take at least two months…

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Memory Loss Isn’t the Only Alzheimer’s Symptom to Look Out For

Memory issues are a hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, but new research indicates that the younger a person is when they start developing the disease, the more likely they are to experience cogn…

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Is Caregiving Good or Bad for Your Health?

The word "burden" appears almost ubiquitously in headlines heralding the results of research conducted on family caregivers, and many true caregiving stories focus on the immense challenges inherent i…

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Fire-Survivor Cat Now Nurses Other Animals

Last week I wrote about a Polish cat named Rademense who has an intuitive gift for comforting other animals in need. The staff at the shelter where Rademense now permanently resides refer to him as "t…

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Why So Many People with Alzheimer’s Aren’t Being Diagnosed

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? According to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association, the majority of Americans with Alzheimer’s dis…

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9 Things You Might Not Know about Memorial Day

Memorial Day. For some people, it’s a three-day reprieve from the office grind. For others, it’s a time to remember family and friends who gave their lives in service of their country. For the nation,…

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Home Care is Key to Aging in Place

More and more aging Americans want to grow old in their own homes. Home care agencies offer services that are key to helping older adults who want to age in place, as this AgingCare.com blogger found …

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Article does seem incomplete; not even good references to other articles. Bah!

thanks, lots of milkweed this year.....blooming and waiting for monarchs!

Pamela A: But you think it's okay for women to name theirs?

Thank you Melissa.