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home : lifestyle : seniors January 20, 2017

Transform your home into a retreat with these 5 tips from a luxury resort
(BPT) - There’s a reason why they say your home is your castle. This is a place of rest and refuge so you can be returned to your best state.The next time you find yourself with a quiet evening or weekend in your abode, make self-care and pampering a priority. In fact, you can borrow a few pa... More >>


Americans have less tolerance for power outages in a digital world
(BPT) - A flash of lighting, a loud clap of thunder and BOOM! Suddenly everything goes dark and you know the power in your home is officially out.Just about everyone has experienced a power outage due to a seasonal storm in their lifetime and it is a trend that continues to grow between super storm... More >>


5 tips to bring organization to your post-holiday chaos
(BPT) - You have plenty of goals for 2017. Maybe you want to find a new job or be promoted at your current employer. Perhaps you want to lose weight, kick a bad habit, or learn a new instrument, skill or language. And if you're feeling daring, maybe this is the year you finally surf, skydive or ski... More >>


Greater professionalism could be the key to better hospital care
(BPT) - Healthcare reform has been in the headlines for years, and it seems like the only point everyone agrees on is that something needs to be done to improve the system. While politicians debate who should pay for healthcare and how, a group of healthcare professionals, patients and community ad... More >>


4 mindful strategies for a healthy 2017
(BPT) - Losing weight and increasing exercise commonly make the top of New Year's resolution lists. Yet many people fall short of their wellness goals each year. What can you do differently in 2017 to ensure you're among those who succeed?"Mental health and taking time for yourself can greatly impr... More >>


New relief for knee pain may be on the horizon
(BPT) - Innovations in modern medicine have brought many artificial joints and bionic body parts to patients. Although these devices have been used for years, a prosthetic replacement for the meniscus - the tissue pad located between the thigh and shin bones - is not yet available. Now two clinical... More >>


3 sneaky tricks of heart disease
(BPT) - As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we've seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for th... More >>


5 easy ways to keep your family comfortable during a power outage
(BPT) - Losing power at home is inconvenient. When it happens, the worst part is not knowing if the outage will last for a couple hours, or if it will stretch on for days. But if you take a little time to get organized and round up a few items today, you will be ready to keep your family comfortabl... More >>


Before you cruise, embark on a fun-finding mission in your port city
(BPT) - When booking a sea cruise vacation, it may seem like a good idea to schedule your flight to the port of departure for the same morning your ship sets sail.A same-day flight might appear to save you time and money, but travel experts warn this could turn into an expensive mistake. Should air... More >>


What to do when a senior loved one wanders
(BPT) - Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you can't relax until your child is back in sight. As children grow up, they learn to stay put - or at least let yo... More >>


Onward! 4 ways explorers can enjoy China's ancient capital
(BPT) - If you enjoy exploring new and unique cultures when you travel, you're far from alone. In a 2016 Trip Advisor study, 47 percent of travelers worldwide chose foreign destinations to visit in hopes of being exposed to other cultures and people. Learning the history of ancient cultures can be ... More >>


5 smart steps to preserving brain health
(BPT) - Everyone knows aerobic exercise gets the heart pumping and lifting weights keeps muscles strong. But when it comes to keeping the brain healthy, most people are unsure what to do.As you age, brain health and maintaining memory functions becomes a top concern. Turns out, these issues may beg... More >>


5 tips to get fit and stay fit
(BPT) - To lose weight and/or get in better shape consistently ranks as one of the top New Year's resolutions. However, many resolutions to reach this goal fall short or last less than a month because a great idea is seldom successful without a plan to make it happen.If you've tried and failed to g... More >>


5 cornerstones of an unforgettable African travel experience
(BPT) - If you love to travel, chances are you have a bucket list filled with once-in-a-lifetime destinations you simply cannot wait to visit, whether you dream of exploring the homeland of your ancestors, cities renowned for their culinary feats, or a place known for its wildlife.If your focus is ... More >>


A digital safe vault to protect your information
(BPT) - Whether you're paying for a meal, signing up to play a game on your smartphone or withdrawing money from your bank, your information is at risk. In 2016 alone, 873 data breaches exposed more than 29.8 million records containing potentially sensitive information, according to the Identity Th... More >>


5 things life insurance companies don't always tell you
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A senior-friendly workout to improve movement and prevent injury
(BPT) - Exercise is good for everyone, but seniors with mobility or balance issues may wonder what kind of exercise they can do that will be safe, easy and effective. Jogging outdoors, running on a treadmill or lifting weights at the gym aren't always practical - or enjoyable - activities for every... More >>


Home for the holidays: What to look for when visiting your parents
(BPT) - The holidays are for more than talking turkey. While it's a chance to spend precious time with your parents, for long distance caregivers, it's also an opportunity to see how Mom and Dad are coping on their own.Maybe they're thriving, or maybe they're not. Maybe they need to make changes to... More >>


Are you receiving the best care for your medical problem?
(BPT) - As we age, maintaining our health becomes increasingly important. For Baby Boomers and adults caring for older parents, better health depends on wellness initiatives and receiving care from the proper professionals.Yet for those suffering from wound, ostomy or continence issues, many don't ... More >>


4 Tips for Better Sleep
(BPT) - It’s no secret sleep is critical to one’s overall health and well-being. We’ve all heard getting six to eight hours of sleep is recommended, but busy work schedules and ongoing personal commitments make it difficult to make sleep a priority. So how can you ensure you&rsquo... More >>


At-home first-aid tips to manage the stress of caregiving
(BPT) - Nearly 10 million adults over the age of 50 are caring for their aging parents - a number that has tripled over the past 15 years. With careers, children and grandchildren added to the mix, many baby boomers are feeling the mounting stress of caring for young, old and themselves! One way to... More >>


Communication, not silence, is golden for men battling prostate cancer
(BPT) - For the nearly 3 million American men fighting prostate cancer, and the thousands more yet to be diagnosed, silence is not golden. Men who speak up about their disease - to their doctors, loved ones and community - can get the help they need, when they need it, and ensure their treatment pl... More >>


Don't let joint pain keep you from doing what you love [infographic]
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Your family's guide to cold and flu season
(BPT) - Every year in the U.S., there are more colds than people. Annually, nearly 320 million Americans catch 1 billion colds, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Seven in 10 people will turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to help them feel better - and many of these medicines... More >>


Changing the end-of-life care conversation
(BPT) - Hospice and palliative care services help people with illnesses no longer responding to curative treatment face death on their own terms, most often at home or in a familiar setting. No matter where a person chooses to receive these services, hospice staff can guide them and their families ... More >>


Be ready: Simple preparations to ensure winter weather doesn't catch you by surprise
(BPT) - When severe weather hits this winter, the difference between being safe and stranded can often come down to how prepared you are. A recent survey by AccuWeather found that the number one weather-related concern Americans have this winter is being caught by surprise by inclement weather. Peo... More >>


4 simple steps toward better heart health
(BPT) - A single choice doesn't matter most of the time. Having dessert one night, taking a walk on another night and deciding to skip an outing with friends aren't life changing choices. A daily choice is small, like a pebble. But like pebbles, when you keep reaching for the same choices, they can... More >>


Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work
(BPT) - Being considerate of others when you're sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette.For example, you may think you're going to score points for showing up at work despite feeling under the weather. However, if you were to run this by an etiquette expert like Diane Gottsman, she wo... More >>


5 ways guys can enhance their lives today
(BPT) - Guys, it’s nearly that time of year again! The holidays are quickly approaching, and while it’s a time to celebrate and get together with friends and family, the next few months can be hectic, too. Travel, job pressures, having everyone over, even cold weather can take their tol... More >>


5 ways guys can plan the perfect vacation
(BPT) - When it comes to vacation planning, Clark Griswold has given guys everywhere a bad name. The first National Lampoon's Vacation movie saw his plans to bring his family to Walley World fall apart at every turn. Then his planned trip to Europe was a disaster. He couldn’t even plan a simp... More >>


The key to good caregiving: A healthy caregiver
(BPT) - It is estimated that more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. For the vast majority, the deeply personal responsibility of caring for a loved one with a devastating disease constitutes a "labor of love," but caregiving can take a se... More >>


The best wearable tech devices to help you look and feel better
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4 reasons why you should fill your shopping cart with store brands
(BPT) - Price isn't the only reason 97 percent of millennials say they buy store brands. Shoppers age 18-36 say store brand products are also more innovative than brand name ones, deliver better value and are higher quality than ever, according to a report by Mintel.What's more, millennials aren't ... More >>


10 truly unique gifts for under $100
(BPT) - Some people are incredibly easy to shop for. You can go into any store and find something they would like. For others, you can spend months looking and still not discover the right gift.So what do you get the person who has everything? Furthermore, how can you get a unique gift at an afford... More >>


The surprising way to stretch your retirement savings
(BPT) - The temptation to start collecting monthly Social Security checks at age 62 is hard to resist, but claiming the benefit too early can have damaging consequences for your overall retirement funds. According to Kiplinger.com’s October list of "Financial Decisions You Will Regret in Reti... More >>


Managing osteoarthritis: What you don't know is hurting you
(BPT) - Twenty-seven million Americans suffer every day from chronic discomfort and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There have been limited advancements in osteoarthritis therapies, leavin... More >>


7 Social Security facts you need to know
(BPT) - Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security retiremen... More >>


Want a memory boost? Try a hearing test
(BPT) - Intrigued by all the brain-training products out there to keep your mind sharp and spirits young? You may want to consider something else: A hearing test.That's right. Mounting evidence links untreated hearing loss to impaired memory and diminished cognitive function. What that means is, if... More >>


The truth behind 2 popular 'health' foods
(BPT) - Did you dance in delight the first time you heard that dark chocolate is good for you? Did you think that your favorite indulgence just became an official "health food?" Popular culture often makes too much of health benefit claims, especially when it comes to food and drink that many peopl... More >>


Open Talk About Open Enrollment: 5 Surprising Ways Americans React to the Annual Process
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6 small steps to improve your health in a big way
(BPT) - You want to be healthier, right? But try as you might, it always seems like something's standing in your way. Time and money are two of the largest obstacles, and you may think it's impossible to improve your health without a significant time or financial investment.The good news is, howeve... More >>


Shared experiences and support can help people manage type 2 diabetes
(BPT) - Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes, and most (90-95 percent) have type 2 diabetes. Diabetes management isn’t always easy — some people may have difficulty visiting their doctor regularly, eating healthy foods and reaching their A1C goal. That’s why America’s D... More >>


Pension plan funding shortfalls threaten retirees in all 50 states
(BPT) - Everyone knows it is important to save for retirement in order to build a nest egg and enjoy the "golden years." So why is it that state and local governments many times act irresponsibly when it comes to saving for the future of public employees?Government pensions are the way in which sta... More >>


The caregiving journey through Alzheimer's and dementia [Infographic]
(BPT) - There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to grow as more people develop the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That leaves more than 15 million care partners caring for a loved one and wondering what the ... More >>


Despite strides against all cancers, liver cancer rates on the rise
(BPT) - More people are surviving cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). From 1991 to 2012, the rate of cancer deaths declined about 23 percent. Despite that progress, one type of cancer has actually become more common — liver cancer. New cases have tripled in the past 36 yea... More >>


Freedom is not free: Remembering our soldiers' sacrifices this Veterans Day
(BPT) - When U.S. Navy Lt. John McGrath took off on his 178th mission over North Vietnam at the age of 27, he had no idea it would end his life as a free man for more than six years. His plane was struck by anti-aircraft fire, tearing the wing and forcing him to eject from the aircraft. With a frac... More >>


4 creative ways to tackle rising health care costs when planning for retirement
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Learn a life-saving skill that will save lives with these 4 steps
(BPT) - Choking is the fifth leading cause of unintentional deaths in the Unites States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While choking is more likely to occur in children 3 years of age or younger, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, choking emergencies can... More >>


4 Smart Reasons to Upgrade Your Home Security System
(BPT) - Think of what has changed forever in the span of a decade. How do you watch movies at home? You’ve replaced the DVDs with digital streaming. How do you send a picture of your kids to your parents? You skip the printing and post it on social media or send a quick text.Another thing you... More >>


Don't leave money on the table: Know your Social Security facts
(BPT) - Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be the key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security ... More >>


An easy way to save on your healthcare in 2017
(BPT) - If you’re like most people, there are a few times a year when you sit down to review your expenses — your cable bill, entertainment expenses and grocery receipts, for example — and try to figure out where you and your family can save money.One item you should consider is y... More >>


Dread cancer screenings? Here are tips on how to deal
(BPT) - You go in for your annual visit and it goes something like this: You get weighed and measured and prodded. You see your doctor and talk about your health, maybe get a prescription refill, and most likely a referral for a screening or lab test. You walk out with the best of intentions, but y... More >>


Debunking one of the biggest misconceptions about menopause
(BPT) - Nearly all women will go through menopause at some point in their lives. Often with this comes a loss of intimacy, one of the biggest — yet least discussed — side effects of menopause. While to some this may seem inevitable, menopause does not need to signify the end of a woman&... More >>


What you need to know about atrial fibrillation and stroke
(BPT) - Each year, millions of people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia, according to the American Heart Association. Heart arrhythmias are common and can be harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), may produce pooling and clott... More >>


The uplifting truth about end-of-life care
(BPT) - When a loved one is critically ill, hearing that it’s time for hospice care can be devastating news. On top of the emotional upheaval of coping with a terminal illness, you may be unsure what hospice care really is — and believe it’s just an indication your loved one will ... More >>



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