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Your Medicare Plan: Look at your options for 2016

Medicare annual enrollment season for 2016 runs from October 15 through December 7. This is the time to evaluate your current coverage and decide if you need to enroll in a different plan. more »

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How to survive, or better yet prevent, your first heart attack

Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, the majority of them for the first time; 117,000 of those people will die as a result. It doesn’t have to be that way. Getting help quickly is the key. Learn to recognize these heart attack warning signs. Or better yet, make some lifestyle changes to lessen your risk for heart disease.. more »

The Beatles

Remembering 1965: The Beatles rock Shea Stadium

Fifty years ago this month, four lads from Liverpool who called themselves The Beatles rocked Shea Stadium and changed the course of outdoor music festivals for decades to come. more »

Healthy Dish

Eating better=feeling better

If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you're not alone! These simple tips will help you cut through the confusion and learn how to eat a tasty, varied, and healthy diet that is as good for your mind as it is for your body. more »

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Facing the double whammy of arthritis and heart disease

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.--more than 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis. Those who suffer from the autoimmune disease known as rheumatoid arthritis face another challenge: a higher risk for heart disease. Coping with both rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease poses some special challenges. more »

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Tips to help you take your meds right

The goal is simple: every dose, every day. But it's not always easy to remember to take your medications when you're supposed to. If you're having troubling taking your medications correctly, the first thing you should do is figure out why. Read on to learn about some of the common reasons people don't take their meds right and what you can do about it. more »

Whole Grains

Count the many ways whole grains are healthier for you

Just about everyone knows by now that fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables helps keep you, um, regular. But did you also know that it can help you reduce the risk of heart disease, lower your cholesterol, prevent cancer, and manage your... more »

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Eat your fruits and veggies for better health and a better mood

By now, just about everyone knows that eating fresh fruit and vegetables each day is good for your health. It turns out eating plenty of fruit and veggies also may... more »

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Older people take mutual aid into their own hands at 'Villages' nationwide

It's no secret most people prefer to stay in their own homes as they get older. It's known as "aging in place." But that can be tough for... more »

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Union troops survive POW camps, only to die when homeward- bound boat explodes

How can 1,700 Civil War soldiers and 100 civilians and crew crammed onto an overloaded... more »

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How to spot depression, treat it

You wake up in the morning after a full night of sleep but still feel tired. Your partner asks a simple question and you become annoyed. You don't feel like seeing friends or even leaving... more »