Savvy Senior: Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love

Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis, and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier.

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You and Your Adult Child: The Why of Estrangement and How to Heal

Estrangement hurts every day of the year. But the pain can be particularly intense during the holidays with empty places at the holiday table, a phone that doesn’t ring, and unanswered texts.

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Age is Nothing but a Number: Cosmetic Surgery after 50

Getting on social media isn’t the only way older people are keeping up with the younger generation — doctors are reporting a recent rise in the number of older patients looking into cosmetic procedures, many of them in their 90s.

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Savvy Senior: Exercises that Help Ease Arthritis Pain and Stiffness

Dear Savvy Senior,

What exercises are best suited for seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis in my neck, back, hip, and knee and have read that exercises can help ease the pain and stiffness, but I don’t know where to start, and I certainly don’t want to aggravate it.

– Stiff and Achy

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Dear Pharmacist: 7 Common but Strange Reasons for Insomnia

I’m cranky if I don’t sleep, are you? There’s more violence associated with people who have insomnia, which doesn’t come as any surprise to me.

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Ask a Foot & Ankle Surgeon: Why Does My Heel Hurt?

One of the most common questions I am asked by my patients is, “Why does my heel hurt?”

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From the Office of Aging: New Medicare Card Design Coming in 2018

Recently, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services revealed its new Medicare card design, which will remove Social Security numbers in an effort to combat identity theft and strengthen fraud protections.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Knees Feeling ‘Younger’

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint condition that causes stiffness and swelling in joints such as the knees.

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