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Flu Vaccination Protects Yourself and Others

Flu Vaccination Protects Yourself and Others

For young, healthy people the consequences of the flu may be mild, but keep in mind that your vaccination can also protect others. Throughout this flu season, you may encounter elderly people or immunocompromised people for whom the flu is serious business. When you are vaccinated, you lessen the chance that the flu virus could
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What’s New with the Flu?

What’s New with the Flu?

Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet? Flu activity is still low right now, but activity often starts to increase during and after October. It takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to mount its protective immune response, so get vaccinated now. Yearly vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against
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Beware: Senior Safety Tips for Halloween

Beware: Senior Safety Tips for Halloween

Forget about the dark, the walking dead, and other creatures of the supernatural: Some of the scariest things about Halloween don’t wear a costume.   Halloween is probably the only time when we cheerfully throw open our doors, at night, to dozens of masked strangers.  Seniors who live alone, or those caring for a senior
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To Good Purpose: Why Believing Your Life Has Meaning Means Better Health

To Good Purpose: Why Believing Your Life Has Meaning Means Better Health

Do you believe your life has purpose and meaning? Then you’re more likely to enjoy good health and the longer lifespan that goes with it.   Having a greater sense of purpose leads to a healthier heart and brain. A study by Randy Cohen, MD and medical director of University Medical Practice Associates at Mount
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Go Nuts!

Go Nuts!

Squirrels may be on to something. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that the more nuts you eat, the longer you live.   Researchers studied the association between nut intake and mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (1980 – 2010) and 42,498 men in the Health
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