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Hearing loss before 50 possible link to higher risk of alcohol & drug issues

There are numerous reasons why it is important for you to ensure you have healthy hearing.  Avoiding a variety of medical difficulties down the line along with ensuring you aren't disconnected from loved ones and friends are just a few.  However, a recent article in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine discovered another potential link between hearing difficulty and a life threatening-issue: alcoholism and drug addiction.

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Prevent a Heart Attack — 3 Practical Pointers

Did you know that drinking water and taking aspirin at the right time of day can actually save you from a heart attack?

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The Best Ways to Break-Proof Your Bones

The thought of a broken bone — the cast, long recovery, missed activities, limited mobility, extra cost, rehabilitation — is especially frightening to older people. It takes longer for older bones to heal. And, many seniors — especially older women — are at a heightened risk for broken bones because of osteoporosis. 

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What Your Fingernails Reveal About Your Health

Take a close look at your fingernails. Notice anything unusual? Most people don’t realize that changes in their nails can often indicate a more serious medical condition. So it’s important to know how to “read your nails.”

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How Going Nuts Could Save Your Life

It’s not a joke. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who eat a handful of nuts per day are 20 percent less likely to die early than those who skip the snacks. 

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The Healthiest Foods in the World

Back in the 1940s, a man named J.I. Rodale created what would become a famous list of health foods. The foods on the list are not only organic, they’re high in disease-fighting antioxidants, packed with essential fatty acids, and loaded with other vital nutrients. 

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Why an Eye Exam Could Save More than Your Vision

If your vision is getting blurry, it usually means you need a new set of glasses. But, in other cases, blurry vision is an important warning sign of a more serious medical problem. Doctors recommend a comprehensive eye exam every year because eye exams are about a lot more than eyesight.

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The Ancient Cure for Your Arthritis Pain

A 5,000-year-old practice may be just the cure for your arthritis pain. A growing number of seniors are finding that some simple, gentle, senior-friendly yoga exercises can greatly reduce the pain and discomfort from osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. 

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Could New Contacts Make Glasses Obsolete?

Most senior citizens have something in common: vision problems. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, 6.5 million Americans over age 65 have a severe visual impairment. But there’s a revolution underway — a whole new generation of comfortable contact lenses that enable seniors to sharpen their vision and say goodbye to their glasses.

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Can Better Hearing Protect You from a Bone Fracture?

In 2012, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with impaired hearing had up to a three-fold higher risk of falling.
There are two studies being done trying to solve the problem by improving the hearing of study participants. The idea is based on our knowledge that hearing loss and falls may be connected because the ears play a central role in balance. 

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True “Happy Meals” — 3 Feel-Good Foods

Eating right doesn’t just make you healthier. It can also make you happier. Scientists are discovering more and more ways diet impacts mood. Some great ways to help curb crankiness can be found right in your grocery store. In this post, we’re spotlighting three “feel-good” foods. 

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Ways to Stop Your Heart from Aging

Have you ever marveled at seniors who can run marathons and thought, “they’re young at heart.” Well, it’s not just because these marathon runners have a youthful spirit, it’s because they actually have young hearts.

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