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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

More insurers are paying for alternative remedies

Acupuncture, not pain pills that “make me loopy,” is what Cynde Durnford-Branecki wants for her aching back, and a treatment costs her only a $20 copayment.

Leading expert says healthful aging depends on current daily habits

The health of your smile is influenced by daily dental health routines, as well as dietary factors.

There’s another choice besides hurting the needy

Our state budget is the financial expression of what our Constitution refers to as a “social compact” to ensure all individuals with “the power of enjoying, in safety and tranquility, their natural rights and the blessings of life.”

A new decade dawns: Urgency builds for leadership on aging issues

When 2010 dawned, most of us were eager to turn the page, put the recession behind us, and look forward to a brighter decade. But, the reality is: Tough times remain, and there’s hard work to be done.

Fresh-squeezed veggie juice finally comes of age

At midmorning, the line at Liquiteria is almost out the door. Customers at the bright, cheerful juice bar can’t seem to get enough of owner Doug Green’s menu of smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices. Some of the drinks are billed as energy builders; others promise to burn fat, boost the immune system or detoxify the lymph system.

10 ways to be happy and healthy in 2010

It’s easy being green — Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore or pescetarian, vegetables should be a central part of your diet. Often referred to as a “protective food,” dark green foods provide essential vitamins and nutrients to your body that protect you from many of life’s worst diseases.

Identifying and preventing cataracts, part 1

Many of you may wonder what a cataract is. Is family history important to the development of a cataract? Can you prevent cataracts ? Will cataracts cause blindness? How are cataracts fixed?

More news you need to know about cataracts

In last month’s article, I discussed what a cataract is. For those of you who may have missed the article, I will summarize. The lens in the eye acts much like a lens in a camera. It focuses images we see onto the retina that is analogous to film in a camera. When we are born, a healthy lens is clear.

Oral health and missing teeth linked to wellbeing

The treatment, management and prevention of oral diseases in older people will improve not only the condition of the mouth, but also overall health and well-being.