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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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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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Type 2 Diabetes: Lifestyle wakeup call

By Dr. Eric Reines Diabetes is an increasing concern in the United States and among those 55 years of age and older, cases are growing disproportionately. The most common form of diabetes diagnosed in those 55 and older is Type 2 diabetes. An individual with Type 2 diabetes produces insulin but doesn’t use it efficiently. […]

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Stay healthy during the cold winter months

By Dr. David Rideout It is important to stay active year round for overall physical and mental health. The cold winter months can pose challenges for staying healthy and fit, especially for seniors. Here are some tips to stay safe when the temperature plummets. Avoid falling — Falls for seniors are common and dangerous during […]

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Ways to prepare for possible long-term care costs

Many of us hold on to an idyllic vision of our golden years, imagining we’ll be in good health and living self-sufficiently in our own home.

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A flu shot should be on to-do’s list

By David Rideout The weather is a bit cooler, and we are spending more time indoors. The cold and flu season is not far off. The Centers for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older have a yearly flu shot. The virus that causes the flu causes respiratory symptoms that can be moderate to […]

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