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An apple a day may not keep the doctor away

Apple eaters had more education and were less likely to smoke than apple shunners. Apple eaters were slightly less likely to use prescription drugs, but the study lacks information on use of over-the-counter medication and alternative medicine.

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Elder health Q&A: Urinary tract infections

By Christine Redding Q: What is a urinary tract infection? A: A urinary tract infection, also known as a UTI, is a bacterial infection that travels up through your urethra and into your bladder. UTIs are common among elders, especially incontinent woman. Q: What are some UTI symptoms? A: It important to note that UTI […]

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Medications can affect elderly in different ways

By Dr. David Rideout Living an active and healthy life is a goal for all of us. Part of the arsenal of tools to stay well is the use of medications and supplements to treat health conditions, ward off new illnesses and keep the immune systems strong. As we age, we are more likely to […]

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Planning a stress-free garden

“Many people came by and said they never thought about planting vegetables in anything other than in the ground.”

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Report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables.

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Hearing is in the brain

By Steve Tobias Most people think hearing is in the ears. What people don’t realize is that hearing really occurs in the brain. The brain must evaluate all incoming signals from the ears and quickly calculate four main tasks. Let’s call the first task “Orientation.” Here the brain must calculate where the sound is located […]

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