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Joining the digital world: Embracing new technology

At 92 years young, Cache Valley native Dorie Thorpe is diving head-first into 21st-century technology. On her iPad, she might read the news or e-books.

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Radio frequency technology helps locate missing elderly

The rescue is one of many similar stories shared by the company, already well known for tracking stolen vehicles, construction equipment and more recently, computer laptops.

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Technology can help reduce social isolation among seniors

By Michael E. Festa Isolation — due to the death of a spouse, loss of friends and companions, and distance away from loved ones—puts millions of older Americans at risk of poor health and prolonged loneliness. The AARP Foundation reports that as many as 17 percent of older Americans are impacted by social isolation.  There […]

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Physical by smartphone becoming real possibility

It’s not a Star Trek tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone, you could almost get a complete physical.

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Testing sensors as safety net for seniors at home

It could mean no more having to check up on mom or dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall.

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Spa therapies blending high-tech with tradition

Hyperlocal ingredients, a blend of technology and tradition, and treatments focusing not just on beauty but also on remedying stress and pain are some of the trends turning up at spas nationwide.

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