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5 Fun Ways to Use Your Smartphone Photos

Get the most from your saved memories by Marc Saltzman, AARP, November 18, 2019 GETTY IMAGES You've taken hundreds or even thousands of photos with your smartphone. The problem is those images are trapped on that digital device.…

How to Beat Holiday Stress

Whether you're feeling anxious, worried or lonely, we've got tips for bringing back some peace of mind by Barbara O'Dair, AARP, November 22, 2019 ARIEL SKELLEY/GETTY IMAGES Whether you're looking forward to the holidays or secretly…
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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

Español (Spanish) Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. It’s…

Grossology: The Science of the Disgusting

Kids and adults learn how and why the body does those yucky things it does - like pooping, farting, belching, and making snot. By Jeanie Lerche Davis FROM THE WEBMD ARCHIVES "Sometimes it's stinky. Sometimes it's crusty. And…

Happy Thanksgiving from QCI

L to R, Jack Draper, Rachel Danz & Marcia Thompson Quality Choice Insurance Agency (QCI) wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy the day with family and friends. If you can not spend the day with family and friends,…
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Knowing is Not Enough—Act on Your Family Health History

Has your mother or sister had breast cancer? Does your mother, father, sister, or brother have diabetes? Did your mother, father, brother, or sister have colorectal (colon) cancer before age 50? If you answered “yes,” you are more likely…
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Painkillers Driving Addiction, Overdose

Drug poisoning is now the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in the United States. In 2017, a total of 61,311 people died from drug overdoses – many from prescription opioid medicine. Many adults prescribed opioids by doctors…

4 Reasons Sleep Is So Important for Weight Loss

By Bojana GalicOctober 29, 2019 While every weight-loss program or diet has its own nuanced take on the process, the basics are generally the same and involve trimming calories while increasing exercise. But most plans neglect…

Self-Care Practices to Try Over the Holidays to Avoid Seasonal Stress

Together with Athleta, we're compiling actionable wellness advice you need from the experts—and Well+Good is bringing it to life all year long at events in NYC. Here, reiki master and empowerment coach Kelsey J. Patel…

Always look on the bright side: being an optimist can help you live longer.

Studies have found that optimism is beneficial to your overall health, but is linked to a healthy heart and can even help ward off diseases.Optimists often have lower blood pressure, which reduces the…

The Pros and Cons of Living Trusts

You can use them to avoid probate, but not everyone needs one by Jane Bryant Quinn, AARP, Updated October 22, 2019  STEVE CHENN/CORBIS/GETTY IMAGES PLUS En español | You have a will (I hope!), but is that enough? Would you…
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#BeThere For The Holidays

Although this article is focused on the military, the content is important for the holidays for both our military and other family members. According to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, it is a commonly-held misconception that…

Enjoy a Safe Holiday Season

Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the…

Happy Veterans Day!

The theme for the 2019 Veterans Day Poster is: “Service” Veterans contribute to American society in many ways; not just during their time in active duty. Throughout our history, military service members have put on their…

Vaping Dangers for Older Adults

What to know about recent lung illnesses and deaths by Sari Harrar, AARP, Updated October 17, 2019 BSIP/GETTY IMAGES En español | If you're over 50 and vaping, it's officially high time to switch off that e-cigarette. All…

What You Can Do to Avoid the Flu

Fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, nausea: If these symptoms hit, you may have been bitten by the flu bug. Who is Most Vulnerable? People over age 65 comprised about 70% to 90% of all cases of flu in…

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is a far-reaching public awareness campaign developed to educate young drivers, their parents and others about drowsy driving and its prevention. The campaign aims to put drowsy driving in the headlights of…

November is Diabetes Month

Whether you’ve been newly diagnosed, have been fighting against type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a while, or are helping a loved one, the American Diabetes Association is available to help you. Start gaining a deeper understanding of how you…
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November Safety Checklist

November brings the start of the holiday season. With the holidays right around the corner, SafeWise provides you with a November Safety Checklist. According to SafeWise, "The holidays have arrived and with them come guests. Many, many…

Prevention Tips for Leading Cause of Senior Injuries: Falls

The most common source of fatal and non-fatal injuries to seniors is slips, trips, and falls. An estimated 2.8 million seniors in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms every year for fall-related injuries, and 27,000 die annually from…

Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road…

Halloween Safety

Halloween is right around the corner. Let's all make sure we keep kids safe while they are enjoying the Halloween festivities.

Most Americans Lack Disability Insurance Or Means To Financially Survive A Long-Term Disability

According to a Cigna survey, about 50% of workers like their jobs, and 10% would continue working the same job even if they had enough money to never work again.  However, the survey also found that most workers did not have solid…
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October is SIDS Awareness Month

October is #SIDSAwarenessMonth. Help raise awareness of what a safe infant sleep environment looks like. Remember, babies sleep safest on their backs!  What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? You can reduce your baby’s risk…