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Too Much Television Is Bad for You

Your mom was right. Watching too much television is tough on your body and can even shorten your life.

Home Remedies for Aches and Pains of Aging

The catch in the knee, the aching back. As baby boomers age (born between 1946 and 1964), the management of everyday aches and pains becomes more of a reality and a debilitating nuisance for many. A 2012 National Health Interview Study found that 11.2 percent of adults report having daily pain.

Fight Food-Borne Illness

Those molds and invisible germs in the refrigerator can actually kill you, particularly if you are over age 65. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that globally every year one in 10 people are sickened from eating contaminated food – 420,000 die, many of them children and the elderly.

Every year, thousands of seniors are treated in emergency rooms and/or hospitalized because they did not take the right medication at the right time.

Every year, thousands of seniors are treated in emergency rooms and/or hospitalized because they did not take the right medication at the right time.

How to Spot a Guilt-Tripper

Guilt can be a cruel and controlling emotion.

The Upside of Empty Nesting

When the kids are finally launched into the world, parents face a mix of emotions. There’s the sadness over missing the family being together, and there’s the relief of enjoying the calm and opportunity to experience life again as just a couple or an individual.

Travelling in Seasonal Weather

Torrential rains are expected later today, making travel across the region treacherous. Gale-force winds are grounding flights. Going on a trip any time of year takes some attentive planning to work around both travel and destination weather, particularly if you are an older adult or are accompanying an elder loved one. Increasingly popular senior travel includes grandparents treating grandkids to celebration trips and adult children vacationing with parents or in-laws. But how does seasonal weather affect older adults who travel?

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