Life Expectancy Increased Since 2000

Life expectancy has increased by five years since the year 2000, according to the World Health Organization, but like many things, it’s not evenly distributed.

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Savvy Senior: Automatic Medicare Advantage Enrollment Causes Confusion

Dear Savvy Senior,
I’ll be 65 in a few months and I recently pre-enrolled in original Medicare.

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Dear Pharmacist: Natural Cough Suppressants to Relieve Your Misery

Wintertime is one of my favorite times of the year. Ahh … snowy days, crackling fires, fluffy sweaters … Cough! Cough! Haaaaack!

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Social Security News: ‘Extra Help’ Available for Prescription Costs

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some healthcare and prescription drug costs.

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Savvy Senior: Flu Vaccines Designed Specifically for Older Adults

Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any specific flu shots that are better suited for older adults? I just turned 65 and would like to find out what’s recommended and how Medicare covers it.

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Health Matters: Holiday Help for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Many people consider the holiday season a hectic time, due to the preparations and festivities that typically take place.

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Her Mission: To Find a Need and Fill It

Five million. That’s the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to statistics published on the Alzheimer’s Association website. Every 60 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease.

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Offer Care to Caregivers

People who take care of elderly or chronically ill relatives often feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities and disconnected from friends and life.

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Grand Purple Gala Returns to Lancaster

Today, an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and out of the top 10 causes of death in America, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed.

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