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How stress can cause weight gain in women

December 29, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. 

Friendships: the key to aging well

December 14, 2017  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News
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Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. 

Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

December 13, 2017  |  Melissa Bailey, KHN
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A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Treat hypertension earlier and keep it lower, new guidelines say

December 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The first new high blood pressure guidelines in a decade suggest keeping blood pressure lower than previously recommended in order to improve cardiovascular and kidney health in later years.

Connecting with a church

November 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears shares how she wishes she had more connection time with her local church.

Hypertension in the female 40s: A big risk-booster for dementia

October 25, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Increased risk factors for dementia can begin earlier in life than you think, especially for hypertensive women.

Hydration project

October 16, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Soda may be popular, but SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears says ice water is often the nicest accompaniment to a meal.

Fur-ever homes for man’s best friend

October 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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It’s a doggone heartwarming story of how pet companions can fight depression and reduce isolation.

Chronic disease communication lacking

September 27, 2017  |  newswire
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A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.  

CDC: FluMist not recommended as vaccine again this year

September 11, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising that older adults stick to the injection versions of the flu vaccine for the 2017-18 influenza season.

KKR to buy WebMD for $2.8B

July 24, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The new parent company is putting its money on the power of online wellness information and products.

Five Star bets on wellness, rebrands rehab division

July 20, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The senior care chain has reshaped its footprint in wellness services for health maintenance and rehabilitation therapy.

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