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Five things you don't know about hearing aids

Many people think they know all there is to know about hearing aids.  The following are 5 things you may not know about hearing aids.

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Children with slight hearing loss do poorer in their schooling

Children with slight hearing loss are purported to do a little poorer in school and can potentially grow up with learning difficulties suggests a new study. 

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Apple Releases New App to Help Battle Hearing Difficulties

Apple has released a new app that will help gauge the decibels in your surroundings

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Healthy Ears Make A Healthy Brain

Acting at the first sign of hearing loss is a great way to avoid future health difficulties such as dementia. 

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Teen loses eyesight from having a terrible diet for years

A teenager in the country of England that has been a “picky eater” since elementary school is now suffering with hearing and vision loss due to his terrible, years-long diet of junk foods.

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Screening Tests Recommended for Men & Women Over 50

As the old adage states, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away".  While eating a healthy diet and keeping fit is a great way to not have to see the doctor, as you age, there are certain things you will need to have checked to ensure you are continuing to live a healthy life.  There are different screenings for men and women when they get over the age of 50.  Some screenings are required every year.  Sometimes, a simple blood test can tell you whether or not you have a serious illness.  Below are some of the screening tests needed for men and women over the age of 50.

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Your airplane habits may be harming your hearing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, thousands and thousands of people will be flying all over the United States to join family and friends for this holiday.  It is the busiest travel day of the year and that means planes will be packed with passengers at numerous airports across the country.  While typically routine, flying on airplanes provide a host of dangers to your health you may not know about.  Frequent flyers may be at risk of damaging their hearing on board airplanes.

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How to keep busy after retirement

Reaching retirement is a huge accomplishment.  It is a piece of freedom many people look forward to.  While extremely gratifying to achieve, there are some things you will need to consider once you begin your new life as a retired individual.  One of the most important things to remember is to stay connected to others. Many people often underestimate the role our co-workers play in our social life. They may be surprised at how much effort it takes to stay involved with others.

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Exercise is important for senior health

Just because you may be older in years, doesn't mean exercising is less important.  

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Four Food Lies You Should Not Believe

We often hear people provide us some rather insightful food theories.  These theories come from friends or family members that heard something from another person, or saw a blurb online about the newest food fad.  

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Gardening Tips for Spring

April is a great month for designing and planting a garden. The danger of frost is past, but the weather and soil are still relatively cold, especially in the Midwest. 

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Six Foods to Strengthen Your Brain

Your brain is like any muscle, it needs to be exercised and it needs proper nutrients.  You may be a whiz while watching Jeopardy, and read multiple books a month, but did you know what you eat also affects your brain?

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Can Elderberry Fight the Flu? It's Possible

Elderberry, known for it's delicious flavor and packed with nutrients and antioxidants is back in the news. 

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How To Save Money At A Gym

It's a new year and for many, that means it's time to star healthy resolutions.  One of the most popular resolutions is to exercise more often.  many people this time of year also head out to public gyms to take advantage of the wealth of space and exercise equipment.  The only downside is that gym memberships can be quite expensive.  Don't let the price discourage you from reaching your goals.  

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Tips to Stay On Track With Your New Years Resolutions

2017 is over and 2018 is upon us.  This is the time of the year where people re-evaluate their lives and make plans for the new year to better themselves.  One of the most common resolutions is to develop and create a healthy lifestyle.  

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How to deal with back problems

Back problems are a common issue among especially the elderly population and once you got it, it can be difficult to get rid of. Here is a few tips that can ease the pain and perhaps prevent back problems for the future.

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How to hold a party without ignoring hearing impaired friends & family

Spending time with friends and family during the holiday season is one of the best things about the holidays. for some, however, the holidays can come with anxiety and fear. Sometimes, people with hearing loss are often afraid to attend workplace parties or even family gatherings because they cannot hear properly.  They are afraid of not engaging in conversation and don't want to annoy people by asking to repeat themselves.

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Ear Pain On Airplanes: What Is It & What Can You Do?

This holiday season, many people will be traveling on airplanes to see loved ones.  Airplane travel can really be hit or miss when it comes to things going smoothly.  One thing many air travelers have in common is ear discomfort. Ear pressure, popping and even severe pain do not discriminate.

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15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

Getting older can bring senior health challenges. By being aware of these common chronic conditions, you can take steps to stave off disease as you age. 

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5 Answers on Ear Infections for Worried Parents & Grandparents

When your child or grandchild is acting up more than normal and they seem like they are having ear pain, it's normal to suspect an ear infection.  Ear infections are quite common between the ages of 6 months and 3 years of age.

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How do we keep our bones stronger as we age?

No matter what age you are, living a healthy life while having a balanced diet is an important part of living a long life.  As we age, so does our body.  There are certain activities that become more difficult to do and more difficult to recover from.  Our bones are also affected negatively the older get.  

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Tips to Stay Active All Winter Long

On cold winter days, it can be nice to snuggle up with some tea in front of the fire, but spending more time inside sometimes can make us a little stir crazy. Don’t let colder temps keep you from being active. Here are some ideas to keep moving all winter long.

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Have a Healthy, Happy Holiday Season

The holidays are a joy-filled time but also can be busy and sometimes stressful. Make sure you take care of yourself this season with these tips to stay healthy and happy through the new year.

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Halloween recipes that are SCARY good!

It's the most frightening time of the year; Halloween!  On Halloween, trick or treating yields tongs of delicious candy and snacks, but you don't have to just enjoy sweets from the stores.  With a little creativity, you can make your own fantastic Halloween treats!  

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