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Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospitalization by More Than Half Among Retirees

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospitalization by More Than Half Among Retirees

A new CDC study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) provides more evidence on the benefits of flu vaccination among older adults. The study looked at flu-associated hospitalizations among people 50 and older during past flu seasons and found that people who had gotten a flu vaccine reduced their risk of flu-associated hospitalization
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Why Hair Turns Gray

Why Hair Turns Gray

Have you ever thought about why our hair turns gray as we age? Melanin is the pigment that determines hair color, in addition to eye color and skin tone. Gray hair is a sign of reduced melanin, while white hair completely lacks it.   Usually by our 40s, or perhaps earlier for some, there is
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Have Diabetes? Now What?

Have Diabetes? Now What?

In last week’s article, we reported on diabetes statistics and risk factors. In continuation with National Diabetes Month, here are some tips for living with diabetes.   Maintaining diabetes is a balancing act—food, activity, medicine, and blood sugar levels—but it can be done.   Follow a healthy eating plan, including eating more fruits and vegetables
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It’s National Diabetes Month

It’s National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. The American Diabetes Association encourages everyone to use the month to raise awareness about the disease.   More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 of them don’t know they have it. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type
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It’s National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregiver Month

It’s National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregiver Month

The month of November is designated as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death for all adults and the fifth leading cause of death for adults age 65 and up. In the early stages, people experience some memory loss which progresses to marked memory loss, then to a decrease
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