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If you can’t remember where your keys are, you’re not alone. One in nine Americans over the age of 45 report experiencing memory problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And between 15 and 20 percent of adults over 65 have some form of mild cognitive impairment. So, while losing your keys may be an ordinary memory lapse, it shows most of us can benefit from [...]

Almost 7 million adults over age 65 experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And feeling sad isn’t the only symptom. There are many other symptoms that can interfere with your daily life and ability to function. What Is Depression? Depression affects how you feel, think and act. It’s more than just having a bad day. Dep [...]

Enjoying the sunshine and being one with nature provides countless mental and physical health benefits. Our beautiful state features dozens of State, National and local parks with options to enjoy the great outdoors no matter your physical ability or fitness level. From handicap accessible beaches and marinas to adventures for those seeking more intrepid experiences, Florida has it all. [...]

Did you know that every blood donation could help save as many as three lives?  It’s a fact we all should know and share because the need for blood is every day. Today, we are holding our third annual state-wide blood drive. Blood donations help and save lives on the daily. It’s a simple way to offer an opportunity, a chance to live and make a difference to someone in trauma or nee [...]

We all get busy sometimes, and it’s important to take time out to see how we’re doing. That’s where your Medicare plan comes in: it’s designed with YOU in mind. It has many built-in self-care features that you can tailor to your specific health needs and goals. We’ve written full-length articles on each one. Click any link to find out more! [...]

Caring for someone can take a toll on your health. No matter how much you have to do or how much help your loved one needs, it’s important to take care of yourself, too. Manage your stress: If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, think about the reason and take a break from it if you can. Simple steps like taking a walk can help you feel more in control. [...]

A health scare can start without warning. You notice stomach pains. You fall and hurt your hip. Or the wrist you thought you simply sprained can no longer move. Nearly one-third of emergency department visits among adults over 65 result from an injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Depending on the severity, some of these injuries may be able to be treated at an u [...]

Taking your medicine every day can be hard—and missing a dose happens to everyone. It’s important to take drugs used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol as prescribed and to keep up with your refills. If you struggle with managing your medications, you have options, from having your medicines delivered to you at home to programs tailored to help people who take multiple [...]

Almost one in three people in the United States has high cholesterol, which puts you at risk for heart disease. There’s no way to know if you have cholesterol so make sure to ask your doctor to check yours. Certain drugs, called statins, can help lower your cholesterol and protect your heart. Taking a high-dose statin may help. People living with heart disease should also eat a heart-healthy di [...]

There are lots of teachers that influenced my life and gave me the confidence to assert myself, to challenge and to ask questions. I remember a particular teacher in high school, Mr. Conklin, who encouraged me to not settle for the status quo and to push the norms. He’s a teacher I thank for his guidance in helping me develop as a young man. My sister and my sister-in-law are also teach [...]

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