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Keeping your hands strong through proper care and exercise can help slow the decline of strength and improve flexibility.

Take care of your hands to maintain strength and flexibility

By Peg Lopata, Contributing Writer REGION - Are jars getting tighter?  What’s happening? Not so handy anymore? If you find yourself feeling pain or stiffness in...
The results of a national study indicate that people who read books for an average of 30 minutes a day live nearly two years longer than their non-book-reading peers.

Study ties reading books to longer life

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer     REGION - If you want to stay healthy and live longer, research shows that eating a nutritious diet and maintaining...
Spokesperson David Ortiz cooking a healthy meal.

eternalHealth offers a unique choice for Medicare members

By Liz Nolan Contributing Writer REGION - Healthcare can be complicated and expensive, especially for those eligible for Medicare. Boston-based eternalHealth’s founder Pooja Ika is determined...
Studies have shown numerous benefits to drinking coffee.

Coffee tastes good and can be good for you

By Sharon Longo Contributing Writer REGION - Wake up in the morning; pour a mug of coffee. Meeting with a friend; grab a couple of lattes....
Health Savings Accounts can be a good tool for reducing your tax bill while setting aside money for health care, dental and vision expenses.

Health Savings Accounts can mean big savings

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - A Health Savings Account (HSA) is used to save and pay for future medical expenses. But bear in...

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Loneliness can be caused by a variety of factors, including the loss of a spouse or close friend, a move to a new area, a physical illness, depression and more.

There are a variety of ways to cope with loneliness

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - While some people might enjoy solitude, there are others who find being alone quite painful. Loneliness can actually...
Researchers call walking the “most perfect exercise,” with a wide variety of health benefits.

Walking is the latest ‘wonder drug’ for good health

By David Wilkening, Contributing Writer REGION - On your next visit to your family doctor, would you be surprised if the hand-written prescription was this...
Just watching someone else laugh can boost your mood, stimulating the emotion and reward centers of the brain. Photo/submitted

Humor offers benefits to feeling better and improving outlook

By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer     REGION - Laughter is the best medicine as the old adage goes, but maybe there is really something to humor...
While menopause can be frustrating for women, it is a natural part of life.

Tips for managing menopause

By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer REGION - Night sweats, hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, dry skin, thinning hair, sleep issues and more are all...