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Bad weather is one reason seniors might decide to stop driving
Driving is a wonderful source of freedom. From the ability to quickly run errands, visit family, or feel the wind blowing in our hair, there’s good reason 93 percent of households report owning at least one vehicle. But though we place a great cultural emphasis on sitting in the driver’s seat, every person’s driving career […]
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A women receives an injection in her left arm from a female healthcare provider with patient safety in mind.
No one wants to end up in the hospital — but of course, life doesn’t always go as planned. Each year, hospitals treat about 36 million admissions in the USA alone. When we’re sick or injured, we rely on our medical providers’ expertise to help us get well. But doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals […]
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A cool dark bedroom for healthy sleep habits
Whether you’re an early riser or a chronic nighthawk, we all have to sleep sometime — for a third of our lives, in fact. Though science is still unraveling the complexities of why our bodies need sleep, there’s no questioning its importance. Healthy sleep habits are crucial for maintaining good mental health. Chronic sleep loss […]
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A black pair of Ray Ban glasses a person would wear to correct low vision.
When it comes to our senses, vision is often the one we use the most. As we navigate our world, up to 80 percent of our impressions come from our sense of sight. With nearly 130 photoreceptors in the human retina, our eyes are complex and finely-tuned organs whose uses range from letting us admire […]
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heart disease
The human heart is a remarkable organ. Though it may not actually be the source of affection and emotion, each of our hearts is a tiny powerhouse that keeps us going through daily life. Every day, each of our hearts beats about 100,000 times and pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through our bodies; that’s […]
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Older couples walking together on a city street
As we near the end of winter, Valentine’s Day provides a burst of warmth and joy. The pandemic’s ever-present social isolation means that many couples will be even more excited to fill the day with roses, romantic meals, and reaffirmations of love. Of course, the benefits of being in a loving relationship go beyond simple […]
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New Year Healthy Resolutions
2020 was a challenging year for most people across the world, especially seniors. From a pandemic to a tumultuous election, most of us are happy to turn our calendars over to 2021. The New Year is a great time to look to the future. We can visualize how we want the coming year to be […]
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Senior mentors
No one makes it through life without a little help along the way. Many of us can remember a time long ago when a cherished adult gave us advice and direction, which changed our lives for the better. Though we all want the children in our lives to grow up without a trouble in the […]
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senior blood donations
Every year, 6.8 million Americans donate 13.6 million units of whole blood and red blood cells. This life-saving resource helps treat a wide variety of injuries, from car crashes to childbirth. 13.6 million units may sound like a lot, but the need is always great. COVID-19 has caused a critical blood shortage as people have […]
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An older woman driving a vintage car.
If life is a winding road, we rarely navigate it under ideal conditions. From the cradle to the grave, we deal with many sharp turns: new jobs, new relationships, new places, and, unfortunately, new health concerns. As we age, our bodies often change in ways that require us to find new solutions. Unfortunately, many of […]
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