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Older Adults

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Why Aging Myths Matter

There are many myths and negative beliefs around aging. How is it then that these aging misconceptions have become so ingrained in society, without being back by fact?

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The Science of Aging

From the moment we are born, our cells are constantly dividing, repairing, breaking down, and consuming energy. Like a car or computer, when our bodies are young they usually run pretty smoothly.

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Tools for Effective Medication Management

Do you or a loved one have a difficult time managing your medications?

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Resources for Caregivers

When we provide care to our loved ones, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. This page contains a number of links to resources for caregivers.

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The Birds and the Bees: A Lifelong Conversation

We often talk to teenagers and young adults about sex, going through the ins and outs of protection, consent, and when and with whom they should have it. However, the conversation about sex shouldn’t just end after one conversation or when someone turns eighteen, as it’s not just young people who are sexually active.

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Headache Help

Headaches come with a variety of symptoms and in multiple forms, but it is up to you to know your body and understand the science behind headaches and how to prevent them.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: What You Need to Know

Do you suffer from constant indigestion or experience symptoms such as heartburn? When this occurs frequently it may be more known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Home Modifications

Remaining in our home is important to us, but we don’t like to talk about the possibility of developing a disability or needing a home that offers more support such as a nursing home or assisted living.

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Flexibility Promotes Independence

What are flexible elements? Simply the space is designed so that is can be changed with minimal effort and cost.

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Fitness Over 50

We can benefit from physical activity at any age. Physical fitness decreases our risk of hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers.