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August 2016 Blog Posts (87)

Beyond Opioids: Other Options for Treating Chronic Pain

Everydayhealth.com: By James N. Campbell

Think about the last time you experienced pain. Was it a headache or backache, or maybe a twisted ankle or pulled

muscle? Regardless of its source or location, for most of us, pain is short-lived and…

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With MS, Ordinary Acts Become Feats Worth Celebrating

Everydayhealth.com: By Trevis Gleason

We don’t get to see the “beautiful game” of hurling much in West Kerry; this is Gaelic…

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Best Ways to Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease

Nextavenue.org: By Linda Giampa

The recent 100th anniversary of the National Parks serves as a reminder that they offer great opportunities to get

outside and explore. As with any outdoor adventure, visitors need to be cautious about encounters with…

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How Couples Screw Up Retirement Planning

Nextavenue.org: By Richard Eisenberg

In theater, a play for two actors is known as a two-hander. Well, for couples, retirement planning should be a two-

hander, too. Turns out, according to a new …

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Mother And Daughter: A Long-Awaited Reunion After 82 Years

Lifehack.org: By Nancy Collins

The bond between mothers and daughters is a strong, complicated and sometimes unexplainable one. Even when a

mother gives her baby up for adoption, she often cannot forget the baby she carried for nine months, and may…

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3 Reasons to Celebrate Life’s Newest Stage: Middlescence

Nextavenue.org: By Barbara Waxman

Let’s face it: no one looks forward to being in midlife. It’s a no man’s (and no woman’s) land where you feel unsure

about your place in the grand scheme of things.

You’re not young, but you certainly aren’t old. Your relationships are…

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Seniors: 6 Traits Every Caregiver Should Have

Care.com: By Sally Farhat Kassab

You've narrowed down your search to a few wonderful people, but still aren't quite sure who the right one is. We talked

with experts to get the six qualities your caregiver should…

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Senior Care Certifications 101

Care.com: By Tiffany Smith

You enjoy working with seniors and have plenty of experience providing companionship, assistance, and care. Maybe

you've cared for your own parents or grandparents, or worked at an assisted living facility or …

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Does Purpose Only Benefit the Young?

Nextavenue.org: By Barnaby Marsh

In what ways do the “retirement” years provide new opportunities for creative, purposeful activity?

In recent years, scholars have been finding that positive, focused…

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Added by Right at Home DC on August 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

When Should You Become Your Aging Parent’s Health Care Advocate?

Nextavenue.org: By Eileen Beal

If you have recently stepped into the caregiver role because of a significant change in the health of an aging parent,

whether you realize it or not you have also become their health care advocate.

The responsibilities that come with being a…

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7-Day Digital Detox Challenge That Will Transform Your Life

Lifehack.org: By Evelyn Hill

You’re stressed. You’re constantly feeling the pull of your phone — to check notifications, email friends, even tweet

about the latest world event. You feel the need to stay on top of everything. And you’re still trying to live…

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5 Simple Steps to Get Motivated When You’re in A Rut

Lifehack.org: By Max Feller

Even the most motivated people in the world can lack motivation at times. And sometimes we can get into such a rut

that even thinking about positive changes is too much to ask. But what if I told you it’s not hopeless? What if I…

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12-Year-Old Develops Alzheimer’s App

Nextavenue.org: By Gary Kaye

In recent years I’ve come across a number of instances in which students have developed devices and apps to help

older adults and the disabled. But I was genuinely impressed by the creation of 12-year-old Emma Yang, one of…

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How to Budget for Retirement

Nextavenue.org: By Harriet Edelson

If you’re within five years of your target date for leaving your full-time job for good, this is the time to develop a budget…

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5 Ways to Practice Stress Free Living

Lifehack.org: Tyrone Robinson

There’s a funny phenomenon that happens to me daily. It happens the moment a person stops and asks me the

question, “How are you?” My reply is often one of the following, “I’m always well”, “I’m perfect”, “I couldn’t be better”, or

“I can’t…

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8 Simple Relaxation Techniques To Help Reduce Stress In Your Busy Life

Lifehack.org: By Lewis Humphries

In spite of the technological advances the modern era has brought us, people are now more stressed out than before.

Therefore, the need to reduce stress in our lives is now more important than ever. We must…

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Elderly Parents and Future Care Wishes

Everydayhealth.com: By Ronnie Friedland

No one enjoys talking with their parents about frightening future possibilities -- that they may at some point no longer

be able to live independently, what the care options would be if that happened, …

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Moving Forward, Looking Back. Creating a Legacy for Your Parent

Care.com: By Jody Gastfriend

"Growing up, I knew of the world they had left behind, but the fragments of history that I discovered over the years

leave great gaps and unanswered questions. Who was I named after? And what sort of lives did my…

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Are Times Tough? Hone These 3 Virtues To Make You Toug

Lifehack.org: By Richard Mach

Whether you like it or not, whether you have accepted it or not, the fact still remains that all actions have

consequences. In some scenarios, the consequence may be a positive one. In others, the consequences come as a

form…

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Recognizing Heart Disease in Women

Everydayhealth.com: By Kristen Stewart

Signs of a heart attack in women may be subtle, and they may not even include chest

pain. Learn the crucial symptoms that women need to watch…

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