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Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Eating at least two servings of dairy every day may lower the risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure, according to findings from a large international study. Results also showed that higher consumption of whole-fat dairy alone, or eaten in combination with low-fat … Continue reading “Eating Dairy Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure”

Sarah Thomas officiated the Super Bowl and made history

Sarah Thomas officiated the Super Bowl and made history This year’s Super Bowl was one for the record books, and it wasn’t just about the score. The NFL’s biggest game of the year was historic on two fronts. First, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made history by being the first team to play a Super Bowl … Continue reading “Sarah Thomas officiated the Super Bowl and made history”

N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak

N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak U.S. manufacturers are ramping up production of N95 respirators and people continue to make cloth masks at home one year after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. At the same time, some states are reopening and lifting their mask mandates. Government leaders in Texas, … Continue reading “N95, Cloth Masks Still In Demand One Year After COVID-19 Outbreak”

Gardening: Get Started Now

Gardening: Get Started Now It’s never too late to take up gardening. Not only will you reap the benefits of having fresh vegetables on your plate or colorful flowers and ornamental plants decorating your yard, but you may be prolonging your life. Studies show that older adults can get as much physical activity planting seeds, … Continue reading “Gardening: Get Started Now”

Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech

Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech It’s a well-known fact that the world has gone digital. Unfortunately, some older adults who do not have laptops or smartphones—or have them but do not know how to use them—are finding themselves left out of the digital revolution. This was most evident when routine … Continue reading “Senior Age Tech: The good and the bad regarding tech”

Medicare & You

Medicare & You Of all the health insurance programs in the United States, the most well-known for retirees is Medicare, a comprehensive program run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal health insurance program covers people 65 years old and older, people with End-Stage Renal Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou … Continue reading “Medicare & You”

Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change

Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are proving that spinach plants are more than just a good source of nutrients and something that gives salads a vibrant color. It may seem hard to believe, but the MIT researchers have discovered how to … Continue reading “Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change”

$300,000 Alzheimer’s Associations March Forward Challenge

Ready to March Forward to end Alzheimer’s? Today, you can make 2X the difference with your gift to our exciting $300,000 March Forward Challenge — made possible by Carol-Ann O’Mack, who has generously pledged to match ALL donations made by April 1, up to a total of $300,000. Carol-Ann’s donation will support Alzheimer’s research, while … Continue reading “$300,000 Alzheimer’s Associations March Forward Challenge”

Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring

Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring During the winter months, avid gardeners start counting down the days until they can begin their spring planting. It’s disappointing for some when fall comes because that means putting the yard to bed for the winter, hanging up the gardening tools, and closing the shed door. But, … Continue reading “Gardening: Start gardening in the winter for spring”

Dogs may help save caregivers from COVID-19 exhaustion

Dogs may help save caregivers from COVID-19 exhaustion For six years, Pat Ward and her therapy dog, Baby, had been visiting residents at the Island City Assisted Living Facility in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Showering love on Baby was among the highlights of the week at Island City. The 8-year-old Brittany dog is blind (Baby’s eyes … Continue reading “Dogs may help save caregivers from COVID-19 exhaustion”