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14 Causes of Dehydration

Source from the Huffington Post Diabetes People with diabetes — especially people who don’t yet realize they have it — are at increased risk for dehydration. When levels of sugar in the blood are too high, the body tries to get rid off the excess glucose through increased urine output, says Robert Kominiarek, DO, a… Read more »

Does Money Buy Happiness?

Written by Jean Chatzky, Source: AARP Thanks to the work of Daniel Kahnemann, a Nobel Prize winner, and his Princeton University colleague Angus Deaton, we learn that you need about $75,000 in annual household income in order to live a happy, comfortable life. More than that (acknowledging, of course, that the amount it costs to live comfortably varies by location) doesn’t… Read more »

6 Places Never to Use a Debit Card

Written by Sid Kirchheimer, from AARP Credit or debit? Although both cards look the same, they offer different protections. Under federal law, if your credit card is used to make unauthorized charges after it is lost or stolen, you’re liable for only $50 — no matter the amount and with no time restrictions to report the… Read more »

Q and A: Falling risks, even with a walker

Question: Is it true that walkers can cause people to fall? My wife uses one and she seems to have trouble handling it.  Answer: Walkers, canes, and other assistive devices are a tremendous help in staving off falls and for good reason: Every year about a million and a half older people are injured from… Read more »

HEALTH CARE ALERT: Medicare “Observation Status” Warning

Source from Bottom Line When you go to the hospital as a Medicare patient with an acute condition that requires a stay of two or more nights, you are supposed to be admitted as an inpatient. However, more and more hospitals now will place you on “observation status” instead. Warning: This seemingly innocuous designation can… Read more »

Memorial Day Recipe! Grilled Potato Skins

Always a crowd pleaser! Having people over later today and completely forgot a tasty appetizer? Try these on for size, quick, cheesy, and BACON! Great for that Memorial Day cookout. Recipe from Taste of Home 4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min. Ingredients 2 large baking potatoes 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon… Read more »

5 Bad Money Moves

These are some of the worst investments and financial products you can sink your money into, by Allan Roth, AARP The Magazine, April/May 2014 When we watch Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life broker Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, it’s easy to think that we’d never fall for the cold-call pitches that Leo and his minions use to… Read more »

Top 10 Medicare Mistakes

Common errors can be costly, but here’s how to avoid them, by Patricia Barry, AARP Medicare is uncharted territory for most of the 10,000 people a day who currently come into the program. It’s not a minefield exactly, but lurking in the undergrowth are pitfalls and traps that can be costly unless you take care to avoid them. Here… Read more »

12 Foods That Can Help You Sleep

Source from Having trouble settling down? These snacks contain natural substances to get you a better, longer night’s rest by Nissa Simon, AARP, May 9, 2014 Tired of staring at the ceiling and counting sheep? Keep evening snacks light and eat no later than a half-hour before bed, recommends neurologist Alon Avidan, director of the UCLA… Read more »

AARP National Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer Headlines Allentown Forum

Source from AARP, Posted on 05/7/2014 by Steve Gardner “More than 150 Lehigh Valley residents recently attended a special Caregiving Forum at an Allentown hospital that provided practical advice for individuals currently caring for loved ones at home or anticipating care for themselves or family members. Hosted by Nancy Werteen of WFMZ-TV, the program addressed  questions… Read more »