Managing Complications of Lupus

Many people may recognize the term “lupus” and think of it as an autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain and swelling, but you may not be aware lupus affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and can affect many parts of the body.

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Debunking Common Misconceptions about Gout

When many people think of gout, they often picture swelling and pain in the big toe.

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17 Million U.S. Seniors with Hearing Loss Don’t Use Hearing Aids

Millions of American adults could benefit from using hearing aids. Yet, fewer than 1 in 3 adults over 60 with hearing loss uses them.

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Savvy Senior: How to Recognize a Mini-Stroke

Dear Savvy Senior,

How can a person know if they’ve had a minor stroke? My mother had a spell a few weeks ago where she suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason and had trouble walking and speaking, but it went away, and she seems fine now.

– Concerned Son

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Understanding Aphasia: Bruce Willis Diagnosis Puts Disorder in Spotlight 

The recent announcement by Bruce Willis’ family that the actor has been diagnosed with aphasia has brought attention to the language disorder, which is relatively common but not well known by the general public.

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5 Things Retirees Will Wish They Had Known Sooner

Many people planning for retirement anticipate those post-working years eagerly, ready to veg out after a life of toil. Others plan with greater anxiety, unsure whether they even have an identity without their jobs.

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Savvy Senior: How to Protect Yourself against Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you tell me about stomach aneurysms? My father died from one about 10 years ago, and I’m wondering if that can increase my risk of developing one myself.

– Almost 60

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Taking Away Your Parent’s Car Keys

Who can forget what it was like to give our kids the keys and watch them pull out of the driveway on their first solo ride?

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Online Medicare Seminars Scheduled

Recently retired individuals and those approaching retirement can learn to better navigate the Medicare system with two free preretirement seminars to be held Thursdays, April 28 and May 26, from 6-8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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