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The Importance of a Good Laugh


​ What do you call a shoe made out of a banana? A slipper! ​ Laughter is the best medicine, and that's no joke! Corny jokes aside, a positive attitude and a hearty laugh really do make a difference in our overall well-being. If you are 9 years old or 90, laughter is proven to boost your immune system, reduce pain and help eradicate the effects of s...
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Medicare Questions & Answers


Medicare can be a very confusing program, but there are very helpful benefits available, so taking time to understand what is available to you is important. There are specific qualifications for Medicare as it applies to a skilled nursing facility. It can be overwhelming for many people trying to navigate through the process and understand how Medi...
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Fibromyalgia and Seniors


You have probably heard a lot about fibromyalgia in recent years, but like many people not really understood much about the disease. Fibromyalgia is a very complex disease and can be quite difficult to diagnose. It is defined as, "a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas." It is ...
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Heart Healthy Dark Chocolate


Chocolate, specifically dark chocolate or cacao, has been around for hundreds of years. Before it became the Valentine's Day staple it is today, cultures used it more for its positive health benefits and medicinal properties. Today, many chocolate varieties have a lot of processed and refined sugars added to them to give them the classically sweet ...
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Keep Your Heart Healthy


February is Heart Health Month, with a plethora of activities and information available to educate people about heart disease. Did you know heart disease (everything from heart attacks, heart failure, arrhythmia and chest pain) is the number one cause of death for both men and women? Heart disease can be preventable with a lifestyle that includes a...
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The Health Benefits of Sleep for Seniors


Ahhh, sleep. There is nothing like waking up after a restful night of deep, restorative sleep. A good night of sleep gives us boundless energy and a positive mood to conquer our day. However, the alternative is the sluggish, tired feeling we experience after a night spent chasing sheep and not catching many zzzzzzs . It is a common myth that the ne...
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