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Arteries improve after smokers quit, study finds

Quitting smoking can turn back time.

Elderly, disabled to be forced into managed care plans

By Al Norman On Aug. 22, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to reach agreement with the federal government to engage in a...

Strengthening exercises: Good for aging bodies

By Paul Reilly Moderate to high intensity strength training can improve the health of older adults as well as increase their strength, independence, vitality and...

2020-2021 Elder Care Resource Guide

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Don’t ‘fall’ for misconceptions on falls and aging

By Dr. David Rideout, M.D. Falling is one of the major factors that impedes the independence of seniors as we age. Complications from falls are...

How to save millions in wasted health care spending

By Al Norman Elected officials are clamoring for ways to cut costs in our health care system. Yet Massachusetts is wasting hundreds of millions of...

Nursing home abuse case makes an ugly story

By Al Norman There was a very disturbing story in The Salem News out of Topsfield at the end of April. According to news accounts,...

Obesity should be boomers’ biggest fear

Boomers are more obese than other generations, a new poll finds, setting them up for unhealthy senior years.

Beauty experts sing the praises of salt , skin

Salt has been used as a skin scrub “since practically the beginning of time,” said Allure magazine Editor-in-Chief Linda Wells. “It’s something that’s a great exfoliant. And it feels really good on the skin. There’s also relaxing bath salts, Epsom salt — you can just soak in those — and they have an anti-inflammatory effect. It’s good if you’re feeling puffy.”

As Social Security celebrates 75th we must keep it strong

By Deborah E. Banda Social Security is an American success story. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on Aug. 14,...