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The Elderly and the Zika Virus

From The Huffington Post and Care.com By now, just about everyone has heard of the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne illness found mostly in Central and Latin American countries has been shown to cause serious birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that the Zika virus is more dangerous than initially thought,… Read more »

Caregivers in the Garden

From Approved Senior Network, written by Brenda Funk It’s summer and that means gardening season is underway. For those who want to garden and grow their plant seedlings, they would have had to get their garden planted by now. For those who are planning to go to a nursery to pick up tomato plants, cucumber… Read more »

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: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

From Everyday Health Ingredients • 1 box rigatoni (1 lb.) • 4 packets 100% Butternut Squash Green Giant Veggie Blend-Ins • ½ cup low sodium chicken stock • ½ cup reduced fat milk • ½ cup grated white cheddar cheese • 2 tbl. shredded parmesan cheese • Pinch of salt • 1 tsp. black pepper… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Everyday Health Ingredients 2 cup(s) oats, rolled, not quick-cooking 1/2 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat pastry* 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup(s) tahini (sesame seed paste)** 4 tablespoon butter, unsalted cold, cut into pieces 2/3 cup(s) sugar, granulated 2/3 cup(s) sugar, brown, light packed 1 large egg(s) 1… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Portobello “Philly Cheesesteak” Sandwich

From Everyday Health Love the yummy goodness of a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, but hate that it undoubtedly means calorie overload? Here’s a recipe that gives you that same great taste for far less fat and calories. The secret here is that this recipe is actually vegetarian-friendly – delicious Portobello mushrooms, which are sautéed with onions, red bell… Read more »

8 Ways to Clean Your Home Easily

You Don’t Need Hours to Have a Clean Home With so many responsibilities competing for your attention, it’s no wonder housework sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. But a messy house can be more than just an eyesore — it can be bad for your health. Dust mites, mold, bacteria, and… Read more »

Get the Biggest Benefit

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 »

6 Cheap, Natural, and Quick Anxiety Remedies

From Everyday Health, By Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News  Reviewed by Michael Cutler, DO, PhD Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in the U.S., affecting about one out of five people at any given time, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.   Anxiety can take many forms — generalized anxiety disorder… Read more »

Understanding “Home Care”

From Quality of Life Publishing Company Home is where most people want to be when they are sick, recovering from surgery, disabled, or just need help with activities of daily living. Often, though a person may prefer to stay at home, he or she cannot do so safely. The person may need ongoing care, many… Read more »