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From AARP Bulletin, written by Jane Bryant Quinn Are you wringing all the money you can out of Social Security? Based on my rader mail, I worry that some of you are losing out. Here are quick answers to the questions I get the most. What can you apply for? Retirement benefits, based on your… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Cheesy Macaroni

From Everyday Health Ingredients • 1 package (14.5 ounces) whole-wheat elbow macaroni • 1 1/2 cups fat-free cottage cheese • 2 tablespoon canola oil • 1/2 cup flour • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • 2 cups skim milk • 2 cups reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded • 2 cups… Read more »

What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

From: Finding Your Way, written by Dr. Linda Rhodes Question: What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Answer: Dementia is an umbrella term (literally meaning without mind) for the progressive loss of thinking, judgement, and ability to focus and learn. More than half of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s a disease named after… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Chopped Salad With Chicken, Salami, and Mozzarella

From Everyday Health Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: None Ingredients: 3 cups chopped lettuce, such as iceberg, green or red leaf lettuce, or romaine 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (one 15-ounce can), rinsed 3 scallions (white and green parts), trimmed and finely chopped 1 cup halved grape tomatoes 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2/3 cup chopped… Read more »

Strengthening Medicare

From AARP.com, written by Patricia Barry, John Burgess, AARP Bulletin, July/August 2015 Medicare has made an enormous difference in the health and lives of older Americans, but, as with every big program, there’s room for improvement. We asked experts for specifics. The suggestions listed below vary in cost and savings and are not universally supported. But all seek to… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Everyday Health Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Rest Time: 10 mins Total Time: 35 mins Ingredients 3/4 cup(s) oats, rolled 1 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup(s) butter, softened 1/4 cup(s) oil, canola 1/3 cup(s) sugar, granulated 1/3 cup(s) sugar, brown 1 large egg(s) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1… Read more »

10 Health Rumors You Should Ignore

From Everyday Health Chewing gum takes seven years to pass through your digestive tract.  The truth: Gum addicts can relax. Although your body can’t digest chewing gum, it doesn’t just sit in your stomach, according to Snopes.com. You eliminate it when you go to the bathroom just like other food you haven’t digested. Plucking a gray hair… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Chicken and Polenta With Nectarine-Blackberry Salsa

From Everyday Health Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Rest Time: 5 mins Total Time: 45 mins Ingredients 1 1/3 tablespoon oil, canola, divided 1 tablespoon cumin, ground 1 teaspoon salt, Kosher, divided 3/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground, freshly ground 18 ounce(s) polenta, cooked and refrigerated, 16 to 18-ounce tube, prepared 1 pounds chicken, breast, boneless, skinless,… Read more »