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Can technology predict falls in older adults?

By Randy Rieland Contributing Writer (Special from Next Avenue/New America Media) – The prospect of aging can conjure up a multitude of horrors — a

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Is it a cold or hay fever?

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — It’s a question that puzzles lots of folks when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and

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Ailing seniors are fastest-growing group using medical marijuana
By Karen Michel Contributing Writer (Special from NPR Here & Now/New America Media) – Larry Yokelson uses a walker and is on oxygen 24/7. “I am not a pothead,” he stated. Although ...
Time again to shop for the best Medicare deal
By Bob Moos Contributing Writer Now’s the time for Louisiana residents with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2018. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Open ...
Diabetes rises to new high in the U. S. as communities take action
By Jane Kennedy Contributing Writer ( — The prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. climbed to a new high of 11.6 percent last year, up from 10.6 percent in 2008, according to ...
Tips for keeping your aging mind sharp and avoiding dementia
By Tibisay Zea Contributing Writer (Special from LaPlaneta/New America Media) — Raise your hand if you have a friend or relative who suffers or has suffered from some form of dementia, such ...
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Local food affair raises funds to support local farmers
[caption id="attachment_26586" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Market Umbrella/Crescent City Farmers Market[/caption] By Kaelin Maloid Contributing Writer In a city where cuisine is king and supporting local communities and businesses is a way ...
Balancing mobility and fear of falls in seniors
By Lisa Esposito Contributing Writer (Special from US News & World Report/New America Media) — Fear of falling can take a toll when your sense of balance is fading. Some seniors avoid ...
Black men more likely to die from their first heart attack
(Special from — After studies earlier last month revealed that African Americans are more likely to die younger, new studies stating that black men are twice more likely to ...
Brain Health for a Song -Aging and the Arts
By Dawn Davis Contributing Writer (Special from Caribbean Today/New America Media) — Dementia, or cognitive decline, is not inevitable as we age! So say researchers who have conducted studies that refute that ...

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