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10 Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Well-Being

From Everyday Health, By Diana Rodriguez , Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, MD, MPH A challenged brain is a happy brain. So when the kids are grown and you’ve retired from your job, you could find yourself struggling a bit to stay busy and engaged, and you might feel depressed. You wouldn’t be alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that more… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Crab Quesadillas

From Everyday Health SERVINGS: 4   |  TOTAL TIME: 19 min Ingredients 1 cup(s) cheese, cheddar, sharp, reduced-fat, shredded 2 ounce(s) cream cheese, reduced-fat, softened 4 medium scallion(s) (green onions) chopped 1/2 medium pepper(s), red, bell, finely chopped 1/3 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, chopped 2 tablespoon pepper(s), jalapenos, pickled, chopped 1 teaspoon orange peel (zest), grated 1 tablespoon orange juice 8 ounce(s) crabmeat, pasturized, drained… Read more »

Q & A: Medicare for Workers over Age 65

From, Written by Patricia Barry Medicare’s 50th anniversary on July 30 celebrates the enduring popularity of a program that has transformed health security for older and disabled Americans. Medicare has protected many millions from poor health, premature death and medical bankruptcy, as was the hope when President Lyndon Johnson signed the program into law in 1965.   But… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Carmelized Onion and White Bean Flatbread

From Everyday Health SERVINGS: 6   |  TOTAL TIME: 55 min Ingredients 3 tablespoon oil, olive, extra-virgin 1 large onion(s) thinly sliced lengthwise 1/4 teaspoon salt 20 ounce(s) pizza dough, whole wheat thawed if frozen 2 tablespoon oregano, fresh, minced 1/2 teaspoon pepper, black ground 15 ounce(s) beans, white, rinsed 3 tablespoon water 2 teaspoon vinegar, white wine 2 tomato(es), plum, thinly sliced… Read more »

Springtime Is Garden Time

From Blue Cross Blue Shield If you are allergic to pollen and plants, take steps to make your gardening days more pleasant. Start by choosing plants that are low pollen producers, including colorful blooms like roses, impatiens, and petunias. Avoid plants with small, off-white to greenish flowers. They tend to cause more allergies. Use nonallergenic… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits With Chives

From Everyday Health Ingredients 1 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1/2 cup(s) cornmeal, yellow or white, stone-ground 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground 1/2 cup(s) cheese, cheddar, shredded extra-sharp 2 tablespoon butter, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3/4 cup(s) sour cream, reduced-fat 1/4 cup(s) chives, fresh finely chopped 1… Read more »

Safety Issues for Seniors at Home

From Safety is often a top priority for seniors, whether they live alone or not. As people get older it becomes more difficult for them to do a number of tasks they used to take for granted. There are many things that can easily be overlooked with regard to safety issues around the home… Read more »

Helping a Senior Safely Survive Allergy Season

From Thanks to an unusually warm winter, allergy season has come early this year. As pollen fills the air weeks ahead of schedule, people afflicted by seasonal allergies are beginning to groan. Like many millions of Americans, the elderly are not exempt from the stuffy noses and watery eyes that accompany allergies. But, unlike… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Black Bean Nacho Pizza

From Everyday Health  SERVINGS: 6   |  TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 45 min Ingredients 1 cup(s) beans, black rinsed 1/2 cup(s) pepper(s), red sweet, roasted chopped 1 clove(s) garlic medium, quartered 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt cornmeal for dusting 1 cup(s) cheese, Monterey Jack shredded 2 medium tomato(es), plum diced 4 medium scallion(s) (green onions) thinly sliced 1/4 cup(s) olives, black chopped, pitted 2… Read more »

What is the “Federal Funds Rate”?

Written by:  Jamie Kresge, Abington Financial Group In December 2015, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds target rate to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%, the first shift from the rock-bottom 0% to 0.25% level where it had remained since December 2008. The federal funds rate is the interest rate at which… Read more »