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6 Gut Health Hacks That Work

It may not be a coincidence that gut-health problems like constipation and diarrhea often come along with depression, he says. Overall, a diverse microbiome is a good thing, says Hannah Wastyk, a former Stanford University gut-bug researcher now studying the microbiome’s potential to treat inflammatory disease. “A healthy microbiome has 250

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Health Boosters Slideshow

Take a minute to view this slideshow and discover more ways to improve your health in only a minute. 1 of 10. Gallery Stock. Give Someone a Squeeze. A 10-second hug lowers blood pressure by increasing the feel-good hormone oxytocin and lowering the stress chemical cortisol, according to a new study.

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5 Health Benefits of Gardening and Planting

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Healthy Living around Clifton, NJ

AARP NJ Free, Virtual Chair Yoga and Brain Health Education class 12/15/2021. Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Online.

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Healthy Living around South Plainfield, NJ

AARP NJ Free, Virtual Chair Yoga and Brain Health Education class 12/15/2021. Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Online.

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Membership Application

streamline access to long-term care support services, health promotion and education. The agency is committed to promoting health, independence, dignity and choice for Somerset County 60+ population as well as adults with physical disabilities and caregivers by providing diverse access to services which

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Seeking Full-time Senior Care Provider In Clifton in

Care.com helps connect caregivers with families seeking care for their loved ones. As the world’s largest online destination for finding care, Care.com provides access to thousands of jobs in senior care, child care, housekeeping and pet care in over 20 countries.

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Keep Medical Information On Your Smartphone

While smartphone users have made health tracking apps popular, medical emergency information and records are important to have at hand. Smartphone users are increasingly savvy about fitness tracking and weight loss apps , but many overlook the potential of the technology to keep medical records for yourself and loved ones at hand.

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AARP Care Guide: Caregivers Helping those with Dementia

Resources and tips for caregivers providing special types of care. Find fast access to answers with the AARP question and answer tool as well as other tips such as recording a loved one's health history in order to maintain a record for their doctor. Download a free wallet card to store care info.

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Deodorants Recalled Due to Cancer Risks

1 day ago · Long-term health effects from benzene exposure can include harm to the bone marrow and decreased red blood cells, leading to anemia. Women who inhale high levels of the toxin may develop irregular periods and shrink the size of their ovaries.

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Can COVID Pills from Pfizer and Merck End the Pandemic

1 day ago · Rachel Nania writes about health care and health policy for AARP. Previously she was a reporter and editor for WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. A recipient of a Gracie Award and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, she also participated in a dementia …

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When to Apply for Medicaid for Your Aging Family Member

1 day ago · Medicaid is a federal and state program that helps with health care costs if there is a medical need for care and the person is financially qualified. Every state has different Medicaid laws. If you review your state’s income and asset eligibility requirements and know without a doubt that your loved one doesn’t have income or assets

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Dementia or Memory Loss That's Normal Quiz

The annual conversion rate is about 15 percent, Karlawish says, meaning that out of 100 people diagnosed with MCI, 15 will develop full dementia within a year. About 50 percent convert within four or five years. Normal age-related memory loss. Check Answer. Editor's Note: This quiz, originally published on October 16, 2015, has been revised and

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AARP® Medicare Advantage from UnitedHealthcare

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age. You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits. You

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COVID and Mental Health Among Older Adults

Ensuring that mental health and emotional well-being are addressed during all medical visits is an invaluable step toward ensuring older adults receive comprehensive care. Methodology The 2021 AARP COVID and Emotional Well-Being Survey was conducted online from April 22-26, 2021 with a total sample of 1,016 adults ages 50-plus.

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Shut Down the Mean Voice Inside Your Head

1 day ago · Shut Down the Mean Voice Inside Your Head. When negative self-talk gets going, it’s so loud in your mind that reason and logic are drowned out. These mental exercises explore ways to shift focus from bad thoughts and appreciate your achievements and strengths. Visit AARP® Staying Sharp® and take a brain health challenge.

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Health, Medical Care for the Uninsured, National

Updated June 2013: The following article and slide show about a large-scale, one-day health clinic for the uninsured was published in August 2010. Since that Washington D.C.-based event, the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics has sponsored volunteer-run clinic events in other cities, including New Orleans, Houston, Atlanta,Tacoma and Dallas.

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What We Know About Mixing and Matching COVID Vaccines

Rachel Nania writes about health care and health policy for AARP. Previously she was a reporter and editor for WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. A recipient of a Gracie Award and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, she also participated in a dementia …

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Health Tools and Calculators to Help You Stay Healthy

Health Insurance. Brain Health. Dementia. AARP's suite of web-based health tools will help you stay healthy and plan ahead. The tools in the suite will help you calculate your BMI, decode confusing Medicare summary notices and estimate the cost of long-term care.

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How To Undo Health Damage From Your Past

Join AARP today and save on health and wellness products and services 5 of 10. Zohar Lazar. Does my liver still quiver from all the drinking I did? Lots of studies show that moderate drinking is healthful, so there’s no need to become a teetotaler. The challenge, because alcohol is an addictive substance, is making sure moderate doesn’t

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How to Keep Skin Healthy Quiz

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Each year, there are more new cases than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon, and over the past 30 years, more Americans have had skin cancer than all …

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Health Tests that Could Save Your Life

En español l You're familiar with blood pressure tests, cholesterol screenings and blood workups to analyze your health. But did you know there are lesser-known, noninvasive tests that often detect signs of an underlying disease? The five modified tests that follow may pick up warning signs of dementia, Parkinson's, even premature death.Try them, and if you perform poorly, bring your concerns

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Health Savings Account Calculator

Health Savings Account (HSA) vs. Traditional Health Plan. This tool is designed to help you compare a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) to a traditional health plan. By using an HDHP/HSA solution, you can often realize significant savings on your insurance premiums and receive a deduction on your income taxes.

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50+ Health News and Healthy Living

Health Essentials brings together AARP's health experts and columnists to keep you up to date on the latest wellness trends, brain health, Medicare and hearing news. Patricia Barry. Elizabeth Agnvall. Katherine Bouton.

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Health Care Professionals

Read the latest news about doctors, hospitals and issues including health care providers, tips for finding doctors and physicians. Find articles on health care professionals from AARP.

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Health Care Cases Coming to Supreme Court

Section 1557 prohibits discrimination in health care for protected classes. 42 U.S.C. § 18116. In drafting the law, Congress recognized the need to ensure all individuals have access to health services and insurance, regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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Test Your Brain by Taking the Memory and Dementia Quiz

A disease involving memory loss that is entirely separate from Alzheimer's disease. A decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. "Many people think Alzheimer's is the same thing as dementia," says David Knopman, M.D., a professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic. "It isn't.

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AARP Livability Index

Because health is so deeply related to quality of life, many other categories of livability in this Index include metrics related to health. For example, access to healthy foods, jobs and education, number of walk trips, lower speed limits, social engagement measures, and air and water pollution are all related to health. Where you live matters.

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Happiness, Wellness, Longevity and Spiritual Health

Health & Wellness AARP® Staying Sharp® Activities, healthy recipes, games and more through AARP Staying Sharp®

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Exercise for Brain Health

Experts recommend exercise for the brain. The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), an independent collaborative of scientists, physicians, scholars and policy experts convened by AARP to provide the best thinking on brain health for older adults, has issued recommendations around exercise and brain health, including:. Get 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise.

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The Staying Sharp Brain Health Guide for Women

3 Ways to Help Protect Sleep and Brain Health 1. Find a healthy sleeping and waking rhythm. This includes going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, …

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Brain Health Information And Resources

Brain Health Resources. Research shows lifestyle behaviors may have the biggest impact on brain health. That’s why we aim to make it easy to learn about healthy habits to engage your brain throughout the day. Discover topics such as sleep, stress, nutrition, processing speed, attention and memory. Staying Sharp aims to make it easy to explore

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Take the Staying Sharp Brain Health 101 Challenge

AARP® Staying Sharp® is an online program that provides a holistic approach to brain health. Try our Brain Health Challenge, Brain Health 101. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., walks you through the basics of brain health and how you can incorporate them in your daily life.

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How to Select a Health Insurance Plan

Overall, employers that offer health care coverage are providing more choices, according to recent data from my agency, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).. Large firms that offer health insurance are more likely to offer workers two …

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Coffee for Health

Drinking three 8-ounce cups of coffee a day can have positive health benefits, depending on the strength of the brew. En español l Picture it: 624 million cups of coffee. A day. That's about three cups per coffee drinker in the United States, where 83 percent of adults can't imagine life without

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Health Care Costs

Fortunately, health care spending for most Medicare beneficiaries isn't that high. But it does represent, on average, nearly 15 percent of what Medicare households spend, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That's three times more than non-Medicare households spend. And for those 80 and older, average health care spending accounts for

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