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A New Support Group for Dementia

A New Support Group for Dementia

With the 6 million Americans already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, a growing number of these individuals also have a lesser-known form of Dementia called Lewy Body Dementia or LBD.  Lewy Body proteins can be found in Alzheimer’s patients, Parkinson’s’ patients or can be an independent diagnosis. This medical condition takes on strong characteristics of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and unfortunately, …

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The Holiday Season Will Soon Be Here

The Holiday Season Will Soon Be Here

Getting dressed up for holiday parties, dinners, family get-togethers, and events are always a little easier when you’re feeling confident about your body.  We’ve all been there, stubborn belly fat, the dreaded bra bulge, and bat arms can make us feel less likely to wear our favorite dress with confidence. Working out, eating right and the unfortunate, less-than-stellar results of some …

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The Role of a Senior Housing Advisor

The Role of a Senior Housing Advisor

By Bruce Rosenblatt Senior Housing Expert.  Owner, Senior Housing Solutions. Do you handle your legal affairs without consulting with your attorney?  Do you file your own tax returns without consulting with your CPA?  Do you buy a used car without speaking with your mechanic?  Seeking the advice of an expert is a wise decision.  An expert has years of experience in …

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Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis of the Hip

  By Debra K. Brinker, RN Hip osteoarthritis is the most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability, and frequently results in hip replacement.  Osteoarthritis of the hip occurs through a sequence of events that has at its core, a loss of joint cartilage. This affects other hip joint structures, and will eventually lead to joint space narrowing and …

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Estimating Your Retirement

Danielle Gates, CFP®, Financial Advisor You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you’ll need to fund your retirement. That’s not as easy as it sounds, because retirement planning is not an exact science. Your specific needs depend on your …

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Having Trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services?

Having Trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services

Find out how HECM has Helped Many In Similar Situations By Mark E. Ary, MBA – Senior Licensed Loan Originator A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Loan is a reverse mortgage program that enables you to withdraw a percentage of your home’s equity.  If you’re a senior and you have either paid off or paid down a significant portion of …

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Social Connections Among Keys to Successful Aging

Social Connections Among Keys to Successful Aging

By Greg Pascucci A study by Drexel University School of Public Health examined the connections between health, behavior and “social capital” (defined as the ties that build trust, connection, and participation) and found that older adults who reported greater social capital tended to maintain their independence and were healthier than their peers who experienced lower social capital. Marge Kelly, a …

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Is Your Ankle Pain Due to a Sprain

Is Your Ankle Pain Due to a Sprain

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist One of the most common ankle pains that podiatrists treat is ankle sprains.  The sprain happens when ligaments are stressed, stretched and damaged, causing tiny tears in the fibers that are painful upon movement.  If you’ve had a history of ankle sprains …

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Muscle Pain Holding You Back?

Muscle Pain Holding You Back

The muscles of our bodies support our entire frame, from our head and neck to our lower back and legs.  Our large muscle groups are heavily relied upon to carry our weight and fluctuate with our daily movement and activities.  If muscles are weakened or injured by exercise, or trauma, pain can adversely affect our day-to-day actions. For active individuals …

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The Diabetes Epidemic Is Looming

The Diabetes Epidemic Is Looming

With staggering numbers, diabetes affects over 30 million Americans and within that vast figure, rests the overwhelming amount of children affected by diabetes—nearly 200,000. Diabetes is an exorbitant disease, costing approximately 245 billion dollars per year.  In addition, it is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. In 2010, Tami Balavage’s  teenage son was diagnosed with Type I …

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