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How Decluttering Might Keep You Healthy as You Age

Everyone has clutter, but it’s especially important to keep it in check as we age. For mental health and safety reasons, see how decluttering can be part of healthy aging.

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The Ultimate Children's Gift? (Hint: It Isn't an Expensive Toy)

Although somewhat unconventional, life insurance can be given as a gift, fulfilling your desire to give something with greater longevity and meaning. Here, we look at how life insurance can be an affordable gift that shows your love and helps you leave a lasting legacy with your children or grandchildren.

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Do You Need a Measles Shot Amid Recent Outbreak?

The recent measles outbreak has many older Americans wondering if they need a booster or questioning if they ever were vaccinated. We review the vaccine basics and cover who might need to take action.  

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Drug Prices to Be Displayed in TV Commercials, But What Will You Pay?

Those drug ads you see on TV will be changing soon. A new government rule requires drugmakers to disclose drug prices in television commercials. But the displayed price isn’t necessarily what you’ll pay. Here’s what you need to know.

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Need to De-Stress? Enjoy This Free Coloring Page

Mature Health Center® created this free coloring page for you, your family and friends — anyone you want to share it with — as part of our ongoing commitment to provide information that can help you live a long, healthy, happy life. 

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Are You Missing This Vulnerable Area When Applying Sunscreen?

Just in time for Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May, new research reveals there’s a body part people continue to miss when applying sun moisturizers with SPF. See if you’re missing it, too.   

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Bone Breaks Are Up Among Older Adults Walking Dogs

Injuries caused by walking a dog on a leash have doubled in the past 15 years for Americans 65 years old and older, according to a new report. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should avoid this healthy activity. 

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No Dental Coverage? Beware the Costs to Your Health and Budget

The majority of people on Medicare do not have dental coverage, exposing them to potentially high out-of-pocket costs or even health risks if they forgo oral health care, according to a new brief by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Early Detection Is Critical to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but advances in treatments have dramatically changed the course of the disease in the past 10 years. For National AMD Awareness Month, we look at what you can do.  

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Everyone's Talking About Medicare-for-All: What You Need to Know

Medicare-for-all is making headlines again with presidential hopefuls shaping their platforms. What is Medicare-for-all? We break it down.

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Meet Your New Enrollment Period in 2019

Have you heard about the new open enrollment period in 2019? Here’s what you need to know about this Medicare change and how to keep the various enrollment periods straight.

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Daily Baby Aspirin Has No Benefits for Healthy Older Adults, Study Shows

If you’re relatively healthy and have been taking aspirin to prevent a stroke or heart attack, you may want to talk to your doctor. New research shows that a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin offers no benefit in preventing cardiovascular disease or dementia.

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September Is Sepsis Awareness Month

For Sepsis Awareness Month (September) we look at some frequently asked questions, including what you can do to prevent sepsis.   

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Medicare Delays New Card Mailings

You may not receive your new Medicare identification card as early as originally announced because Medicare officials are stepping up their anti-fraud efforts as scams run rampant. 

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Your Medicare Premium Could Eat Up Your 2018 Social Security Increase

The Social Security Administration’s annual cost-of-living adjustment for 2018 marks the biggest increase since 2012. But don’t expect a windfall — the increase could be eaten up by your Medicare premiums.

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Keep Relationships Stress-free for Your Health

Eliminating or minimizing stress in your relationships can be good for your health.  Check out these three principles to stress-free relationships.

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10 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds

Incorporate these simple and easy tips into your daily lifestyle, and you’ll not only drop a few pounds but also ensure you keep them off.

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How to Read Your Medicare Part D Drug Formulary

Understanding your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan formulary can save you money and prevent frustrating delays in getting you the drugs you need.

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Study Casts Doubt on Need for Statins in the 'Healthy Old'

Senior citizens with no history of heart problems appear to gain no health benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a new study suggests.

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Tips for a Good Night's Sleep

Healthy sleep patterns have a lot to do with how you live your life while you’re awake. See what methods healthy sleepers regularly practice.

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