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What Your Skin Can Say About Your Health

What Your Skin Can Say About Your Health

Our bodies can communicate much about our internal health. It can provide health information through our hair, nails, eyes, and skin. When we get older, we can also start developing issues with our hormones. Not surprisingly, our skin can give us some insight into potential thyroid problems. Below are some skin symptoms associated with thyroid
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How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

Sleep is very important for us. We spend one third of our lives asleep. Most people struggle with either getting enough or knowing what is enough for them. This becomes more of an issue as we get older, too. Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems such as weight gain, heart issues, and
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Potential New Senior Housing Bill

Potential New Senior Housing Bill

Currently in congress, there is a push for a bill that could be of major benefit to seniors called the Senior Accessible Housing Act. It is a bill that, if passed, would go a long way towards enabling elders to live at home independently. It allows a $30,000, lifetime tax credit to go toward making
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Too Much Stuff Can Be Hazardous to Health

Too Much Stuff Can Be Hazardous to Health

We like our stuff. When we run out of room for it in our attics, basements, and garages, we rent more storage. The impulse to accumulate things may be a genetic leftover from the days of our ancestors, when survival depended on having enough food to get through lean times and the necessity of making
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Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Tracking Down How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

Dogs possess an amazing ability to sniff out changes in human physiology, even drawing attention to diseases such as cancer. Their ability to detect low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and alert humans in well established. People with type I diabetes can experience abnormal drops in blood sugar – potentially resulting in fatigue, unconsciousness, or seizures. That’s
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