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This is How Much Alzheimer’s Care Could Cost You

There's a lot you can buy for $4,000—a month's rent on a three-bedroom apartment in New York City's Upper East Side, a 2005 Volvo S40, a six-person, 270 gallon hot tub. But if you're a caregiver to a …

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Warning: #BearSelfies Are A Dumb Idea

Just because someone owns a smart phone doesn't make them "smart." Could this be any more apparent than in Lake Tahoe, California, where a disturbingly stupid trend to rush toward wild bears in an eff…

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The Caregiving Task That’s More Stressful Than Divorce

When an aging loved one's health begins to fail, families are confronted by a variety of challenging decisions. Is it safe for grandma to still be driving? Can dad continue to live on his own? Should …

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5 Natural Remedies for Congestion

Whether you're coping with fall allergies or got hit with your first cold-weather ick, congestion can really knock you off your game. A stuffy nose is annoying during the day, but congestion and post-…

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The Good (and Bad) News About Living Longer

American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, there's more to the story than just one statisti…

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5 Haunting Lessons We Can Learn From Ebola

Ebola is becoming the black plague of our highly interconnected modern world. Below are five haunting facts about the 2014 Ebola outbreak that you may or may not want to know, but should know. 1. W…

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Are Expired Medications Safe?

Food, cosmetics, housecleaning products—just a few of the many everyday items that carry a "best by" date. Most prescription medications are also assigned a day of expiration. But while one whiff can …

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5 Things to Know About Falls That Could Save a Senior’s Life

Falls are the primary cause of death from an injury in Americans over 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2008, more than 19,700 seniors died from trauma sustaine…

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2 Good Reasons to Get Grandma Online

As soon as Bruce and Esther Huffman bought a shiny new laptop, their granddaughter, Mindy, taught them how to record a video using the built-in webcam—or so she thought. Here's what happened, a little…

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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