Living With COPD? How to Navigate Palliative and Hospice Care

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is also referred to as emphysema or chronic bronchitis and makes it hard to breathe.

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Savvy Senior: How Medicare Covers Alzheimer’s Disease

Dear Savvy Senior,

What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t.

– Planning Ahead

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Does Your Medicare Plan Still Meet Your Needs?

The National Council on Aging is urging all individuals with Medicare to check their coverage during this year’s Open Enrollment, from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

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Give it a Shot – What You Need to Know about Adult Vaccines

When it comes to health, prevention is the best medicine. Many avoidable diseases can cause extensive damage to our health, especially as we age or for those with other medical conditions or a weakened immune system.

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Scenes from the 2023 Lebanon County Senior Games

The 36th annual Lebanon County Senior Games took place Sept. 11-15 at Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, Lebanon; Fairlane Avenue Park, Myerstown; and AES Ironwood Park, Lebanon.

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Dear Pharmacist: The Dark Side of Medicine

This month, I will explore the dark and disturbing history of medical treatments. While these methods may seem shocking and gruesome by today’s standards, they were once considered cutting-edge solutions.

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Depression is Far More Sinister than Sadness – But with Treatment, There is Hope

I was first diagnosed with major depression at the age of 31. I was married, had two beautiful kids ages 7 and 3, and owned a thriving business.

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Nurse Nancy: Autumnal Herbs

It is October; the air is beginning to turn crisp, and the leaves will change from green to blazing colors of orange, red, and yellow.

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Nurse Nancy: Freshen Up on Food Safety

Recently, my brother, who lives in Florida, phoned me to ask if eating the defrosted ground beef that he mistakenly left in the sink overnight was safe. I told my brother it is not safe to eat and to throw it out.

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