Savvy Senior: The New MIND Diet May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’ve heard that there’s a new diet that can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. What can you tell me about this? My 80-year-old mother has Alzheimer’s, and I want to do everything I can to protect myself.

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ORTHO & PAIN: A New Hip for John

Pain. Slowly creeping, insidious pain. Over the course of at least a decade, nagging pain in my left hip managed to permeate every corner of my life until I finally slid into depression. I wanted to crawl off in a leafy hollow and hide like a wounded animal.

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Taking Care of Your Aging Spine

Thanks to the baby boom generation, there will be more Americans over age 65 in coming years than at any point in history. About 44.7 million Americans were age 65 or older in 2013, the latest year for which data is available, according to the U.S. Administration on Aging.

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Free Vision Services Available in Area

Did you know that by 2030, the National Eye Institute projects that more than 2 million Americans will be considered legally blind?

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Medicare Open Enrollment: 5 Things You Need to Do

Routines help keep us focused, organized, and even healthy. However, if your health routine doesn’t include preparing for Medicare’s Open Enrollment, now’s the time to kick-start a new, healthy habit.

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Do and Don’t Say These to People with Depression

Clinical depression is part of life for 16 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute for Mental Health.

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Dear Pharmacist: 7 Cool Things to Do with Cucumbers

In the winter you can’t get me to buy these, but come summer, there’s always one or two in my fridge.

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Flu Shots Available

Flu shots are available in Lancaster, Chester, and Cumberland counties. See your county for details.

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80 Million Americans Suffer from Poor-Quality Sleep

In Tigers and Traitors, Jules Verne wrote: “Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!”

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