Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

?Floaters? are normal in most cases and no reason for concern

Q I?ve been noticing this thing in my eye. At first I thought it was an eyelash. Then I realized the thing was actually in my eye. One of my friends told me it?s a ?floater? and not to worry. What exactly is a ?floater? and should I see a doctor? ? ATo allay any fears you may have, I […]

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Frigid fun for the health of it
Frigid fun for the health of it

Frigid fun for the health of it

About 30 runners and walkers braved temperatures in the teens?and windchill well below that?on New Year?s Day afternoon to participate in the fifth annual Frostbite Four-Mile Run sponsored by the Hillsboro Recreation Commission. The course, which began and ended at Memorial Park, wove through local streets, the Sports Complex and golf course.? As a non-competitive event, no official times were […]

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Keep your fitness resolution strong throughout the year
Keep your fitness resolution strong throughout the year

Keep your fitness resolution strong throughout the year

Some of the most popular resolutions with each new year are to get fit, get in shape and lose weight. Though plenty of people jump into new programs in pursuit of those goals, many aren?t able to stay fit, in shape and keep the weight off. The rich foods and drinks of the holiday season leave us all feeling a […]

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Whole-life: a source of cash for retirees
Whole-life: a source of cash for retirees

Whole-life: a source of cash for retirees

A rising number of American households?nearly 45 percent?are ?at risk? of not having enough money in retirement, according the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. But some retirees have discovered a surprising source of supplemental retirement income: the cash value of their whole-life insurance policies. Many retirees will use the cash value of their whole-life insurance policies as a […]

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Healthy Geezer: Hip replacements surgery has high odds for success

Q I?m considering having a hip replaced. What are the odds that this operation will work? ? A The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says joint replacement surgery is successful in more than nine out of 10 people. And replacement of a hip or knee lasts at least 20 years in about 80 percent of those who have the surgery. […]

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Holiday season doesn?t have to mean the demise of your weight-loss goals

The holiday season doesn?t have to create havoc on your weight-loss goals, according to TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club Inc., the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. Follow these ten strategies to navigate the eating season for a great time without a great gain. 1. Don?t go hungry. Arriving at a party on an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster […]

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Homeopathy provides new purpose in retirement
Homeopathy provides new purpose in retirement

Homeopathy provides new purpose in retirement

When Bill Woford discovered homeopathy as an alternate approach to medical treatment at age 65, he ultimately discovered a new purpose for his retirement years, too. Now 77, Woford is a committed practitioner in the field and has even written a book on the subject that outlines a quicker way to identify the right remedy for a chronic disease?without the […]

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Healthy Geezer: Prolonged depression not normal for seniors

Q Is depression just a ?normal? part of aging? ? AThere are a lot of problems to face as you get older. There are losses of all kinds that can get you down. And feeling blue for a while is a normal part of living at any age. But, unrelenting depression is not normal. If you feel this way, you […]

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To slow the spread of viruses, humidity matters
To slow the spread of viruses, humidity matters

To slow the spread of viruses, humidity matters

Frequent hand washing, covering your mouth when you cough and avoiding others who are ill?you probably already know the basics of protecting your health during cold and flu season. But you may not be aware of the important role proper humidity in the home and workplace plays in preventing the transmission of viruses. Having the proper amount of moisture in […]

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