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How to Steer Your Health Care Where You Want It to Go

Nextavenue.org: By Denise Logeland

Say you have a preference about the kind of treatment you want from your doctor. Maybe you dislike the cost, the risk

of side effects or just the idea of depending on prescription medications and building your day-to-day routines around

them. You want to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 28, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Health Care and Caregiving Our Parents Need

Nextavenue.org: By Richard Eisenberg

You’ve likely heard how the Republicans’ Obamacare legislation might have profound effects on older Americans.

Health insurance premiums could be up to five times higher than those of younger people (up from three times today),

for instance.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on June 28, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Holistic Health is a Natural for Pets

Anyone who loves animals as much as I do wants to care for their furry friends with the same dedication to holistic principles as applied to one's self. In many instances similar remedies or supplements are indicated for minor health problems that arise whether human or animal.

One difference is readily observable, however, we seldom say an animal "got well because it believed in the remedy" (the so called placebo effect) so sometimes helping a pet get oven an illness using herbal or…

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Added by Cherry Miles on June 12, 2017 at 5:02am — No Comments

How to Be Pretty in Summer

New leggy look with up-to-the-minute makeup and grooming notions for beach belles. A little gimmicky, a lot of fun. This is the year of legs in beauty and fashion, and to make the most of the occasion, legs need to look smooth and polished on the beach.

Even under stockings - and there's a pretty…

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Added by Cherry Miles on June 9, 2017 at 10:19pm — No Comments

5 Tips for the Disorganized Taxpayer

Nextavenue.org: By Rosie Wolf Williams

Tax season is here and it may be causing you agita. Rifling through drawers for your 2016 tax paperwork; sorting a

flood of receipts to qualify for write-offs; printing out assorted bank, brokerage and mutual fund statements and on…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 8, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

7 Dead Ends in Life and How to Avoid Them

Lifehack.org: By Dixie Somers

Everyone wants a carefree life, but few ever attain it. Since we’re bound to encounter obstacles at some point, it is

wise to think ahead about how to avoid them.

Some problems in life are effectively “dead ends” that take a lot of…

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Changing Bad Sleep Habits

Huffingtonpost.com: By MaryAnn DePietro

Did you ever notice that when you’re exhausted, small problems can seem ever bigger? That’s because, in addition to

having…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Senior Caregiving: It Takes an Army

Care.com: By Elizabeth Pope

If it takes a village to raise a child, it can take a small army to care for an aging loved one.

Think of all the roles you juggle: personal shopper, housekeeper, chauffeur, legal advisor, accountant, crisis manager

and social…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

10 Essential Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis

Everydayhealth.com: By Stacey Colino

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one of more than 100 rheumatic diseases that include gout, ankylosing

spondylitis, fibromyalgia, lupus, and others. While RA has some similarities…

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7 Steps to Help Fight Depression

Lifehack.org: By Mikkie Mills

Depression is a serious condition that affects many people at some point in their lives. You do not have to feel guilty

or embarrassed about being depressed. There are many healthy ways to fight depression. These seven easy steps

can also be…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 3, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Boost Growth in Your Life

Lifehack.org: By Stephanie Chan

Ever experienced a feeling of dissatisfaction, a general unease that you just can’t define? Most people describe this

as “I just feel stuck”―they feel like they’re going nowhere, lacking progress and purpose, and they don’t know how to

get out of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 2, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Student Loan Crisis of Older Americans

Grandparents.com: By Richard Eisenberg

We naturally think that it’s Millennials who are struggling with student loan payments. Turns out, many of their boomer

parents are, too.

In fact, according to a …

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 2, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Managing the Challenging Behaviors of Alzheimer's Disease

Care.com: By Victoria Veilleux

We all know that forgetfulness is a symptom of Alzheimer's disease. But as language skills diminish, more disturbing

behaviors may develop. The Mayo Clinic explains that damage to the brain's neurotransmitters, can cause your…

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Getting Paid for Healthier Patients, Not More Tests

Nextavenue.org: By Sarah Szanton 

As a nurse practitioner providing house calls throughout Baltimore, I’ve seen patients who had to crawl to the front

door to let me in. Others had to throw…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 2, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

When Friends Become Caregivers

Health.usnews.com: By Michael O. Schroeder

As a growing proportion of America goes gray, the demand for caregivers is…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

7 Steps To Build an Unbreakable Positive Attitude

Lifehack.org: By Carles Sabarich

Living is not a difficult task. Life is not as complicated and as difficult as we have made it for ourselves. Surrounding

ourselves with a lot of useless thoughts, mental stress, worries, and all the wrong assumptions result in nothing…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 1, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Warning Signs a Senior Shouldn't Be Driving

Care.com: By Allison Cook

Wondering at what point you should have a conversation with your parent or aging loved one about their driving

abilities? Is it time to take away the keys? There are a number of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on February 1, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Give Yourself a Midlife Insurance Audit

Nextavenue.org: By Jay Fehr

Owning the right insurance for the right price is a crucial element to your financial well-being. This is especially true in

your 50s or 60s when you may no longer need some types of coverage you’ve had, could be overpaying for others or

might be inadvertently…

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Low-Carb Diet May Aid Your Metabolism

Everydayhealth.com: By Serena Gordon

Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman's metabolism that don't occur…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why Is Age Still the Last Workplace Taboo?

Nextavenue.org: By Lesley Jane Seymour

January 4th was my 60th birthday. It’s an achievement of which I’m very proud. Your 50s are the time when you start

to actually notice the ages on the obituaries you read or hear on T.V. — and it’s uncomfortable when you watch the

numbers veering too close.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 31, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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