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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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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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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Create Your Own Blue Zone

As we age, health becomes more significant. Because of improvements in medicine and health, we live longer lives now. Aging well in body and mind is essential for experiencing a rich quality of life.

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Savvy Senior: What is an Annual Notice of Change?

Dear Savvy Senior,

Last year I received a “notice of change” letter from my Medicare provider. Should I expect another one this year, and what should I do with it?

– Medicare Rookie

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Save the Date for Medicare Open Enrollment This Fall

Lancaster County Office of Aging runs a program called PA Medi, formerly APPRISE. There are 52 PA Medi offices all over Pennsylvania. This group assists older adults with Medicare and health insurance questions all year round.

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Outdoor Recreation Keeps You Healthy in Mind and Body

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that regular physical activity is one of the most important things older adults can do for their health.

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Dig for the Truth behind Health Headlines

You can find lots of health information in the newspaper, on TV, and online, but how much of it can you trust?

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Direct Link for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support Coming July 16

Pennsylvanians will soon have a new, easier way to connect to behavioral or mental health crisis services. Dialing 988 will connect callers directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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