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Mask up for the good of your community

Mask up for the good of your community

COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. Unwittingly, they can spread the virus through coughs, sneezes or even a conversation. That is why emphasis has been placed on widespread usage of...

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Eating properly more important as we age

Eating properly more important as we age

As we get older, the importance of what we put into our bodies should not be taken lightly. In fact, maintaining a healthy diet could be the difference between life and death for some seniors with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart...

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Are you at risk for atherosclerosis?

Are you at risk for atherosclerosis?

Age-related changes to the heart and blood vessels can put older people at risk for serious health problems. According to the National Institute on Aging, people ages 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack...

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Don’t let your health go up in smoke

Don’t let your health go up in smoke

If you’re one of the more than 20 percent of adults who smoke in Alabama, it’s probably no secret that it’s bad for your health. From cancers and heart attacks to strokes and COPD, smoking increases the risk of a wide range of serious problems...

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5 ways to honor breast cancer survivors

5 ways to honor breast cancer survivors

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 268,600 new cases of breast cancer this year. Breast cancer also...

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Moving on from grief after loss

Moving on from grief after loss

Loss is a natural part of living and as we get older, loss becomes more prevalent. Over the course of time, lifelong friends, relatives and significant others pass away. The death of a loved one can create tremendous grief that interrupts our...

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10 tips for healthy aging

10 tips for healthy aging

Television personality and entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey once said, “With age comes the understanding and appreciation of your most important asset, your health.” Getting older goes far beyond being a simple passage of time, it’s an...

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