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4 Medical Procedures You May Not Need

No matter your personal views on the controversial Affordable Care Act, there’s one aspect of the country’s healthcare system that most of us can agree on: healthcare is incredibly expensive. A rou…

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What Does & Doesn’t Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly

Falling presents a serious health risk for the elderly. Thirty-three percent of adults over age 65 fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the senior po…

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5 Strategies for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

In less than a day, summer will have officially begun—bringing with it warmer temperatures and more opportunities to enjoy nature's many gifts. But for the elderly and chronically ill, the onset of…

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6 First-Aid Essentials in Your Purse

Have these 6 bag essentials on hand and in a pinch, they could could save your health. By Laura Schocker and Lauren Gelman, Prevention Raise your hand if you never seem to have what you n…

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7 Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip

By Emily Main, Rodale.com  Gearing up for the long holiday weekend? You certainly won't be alone. Despite the down economy and increasing unemployment, people don't seem to be ditching their va…

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Plastic-Free Food Storage

When we talked last month about plastic-free cooking, quite a few people mentioned that food storage was one of their biggest challenges when it came to ditching plastic in the kitchen. Since t…

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Pain in the Neck

By Kermit Pattison You arrive at your job feeling fine. But by mid-afternoon, you're feeling like someone has put a death grip on your neck and upper back, and no amount of head rolling, neck gra…

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Sex and Aging: Sexy At Any Age

It's a well known fact that boys reach the height of their sexual peak at around age 18 and women report an increased enjoyment of sex in their late 30's. Recent studies report that most men (unless t…

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