5 Tips to Cope with Caregiver Stress

Being appointed a caregiver for an older adult can change one’s life completely, whether that person is a parent or you are not related.

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What You Need to Know About Your Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Care

A lung cancer diagnosis can bring a host of emotions and questions, and “now what?” is one of the first. Assembling the right care team and creating a treatment plan designed uniquely for you is important to get you on the right track.

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Savvy Senior: How the Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Your Drug Costs (2)

Dear Savvy Senior,

What kind of changes can Medicare beneficiaries expect to see in the Inflation Reduction Act that was recently signed into law? I’m enrolled in Original Medicare and have a Part D prescription drug plan but spent more than $6,000 out-of-pocket last year on medications alone.

– Overpaying Paul

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Revamped Fall-Prevention Tool Now Online

As part of Falls Prevention Awareness Week in September, the National Council on Aging and the CDC Foundation launched a new and improved Falls Free CheckUp, an online tool to help older adults check their risk for a fall and learn how to reduce it.

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Celebrate the Juicy Apple This Month

Does eating an apple every day really keep the doctor away? October is National Apple Month, dedicated to celebrating the delicious fruit.

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The Healthy Geezer: Shingles: ‘Little Pox’ Can Cause Big Discomfort

Q. I heard a comedian make a humorous reference to “shingles.” I had shingles, and I didn’t find any humor in the experience. Am I missing something?

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Recent Research Further Supports Link between Gum Disease and Dementia

It’s a no-brainer that regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, plus regular dental cleanings and treatment, can lead to better oral health; however, a growing amount of research is beginning to uncover a possible association between gum disease and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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COVER STORY: Breast Tests that Could Save Your Life

A yearly mammogram is the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. Mammography is the only test that has been scientifically proven to save lives. Still, it’s not infallible.

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The Healthy Geezer: Are ‘Floaters’ Cause for Concern?

Q. I’ve been noticing this thing in my eye. At first I thought it was an eyelash. Then I realized the thing was actually in my eye. One of my friends told me it’s a “floater,” and not to worry. What exactly is a “floater,” and should I see a doctor?

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