The Healthy Geezer: Benefits of Exercise Outweigh the Risks

Q. How important is exercise when you are a senior? Is it worth the risks of hurting yourself?

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Spasticity 101

In the year following a stroke, about 1 in 3 stroke survivors will experience spasticity, a common post-stroke condition that causes muscle stiffness due to involuntary muscle contractions.

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Nurse Nancy: What Did You Say?

Do you ask people to repeat what they are saying? Do you need to turn the TV volume so loud that others complain? Do you need help understanding speech because of background noise or think that others mumble?

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Savvy Senior: How to Cover Dental Care in Retirement

Dear Savvy Senior,

I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired and joined Medicare. Where can retirees find affordable dental care?

– Uninsured Al

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Physical Activity May Protect Your Brain as You Age

 We all know we should exercise and eat healthy. But doing that isn’t just good for maintaining your figure as you age.

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The Healthy Geezer: Poor Sleep Not a Normal Part of Aging

Q. I have found that I don’t sleep as well as I used to when I was younger. How common is this?

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Know Your Kidneys: How to Prevent and Manage Kidney Disease

You may not think much about your kidneys unless there’s a problem, but they play a vital role in your health.

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Savvy Senior: How to Reduce Your Medical Bills

Dear Savvy Senior,

What tips do you recommend to Medicare beneficiaries dealing with hefty medical bills? My husband recently had open heart surgery and is recovering slowly, but the medical bills are coming in fast and furious, and they’re putting us in medical debt.

– Struggling in Springfield

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Keto Molecule Offers Clue for Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Your diet and your colon have an intimate relationship. Molecules broken down from food and drink continuously bathe the cells that line the intestines.

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