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CaringTube™ Gallery: Currently Featured Caregiving Videos

“The Fearless Caregiver” from Marijane Miller on Vimeo. “Taking Care of the Caregiver” from Marijane Miller on Vimeo. Advice for caregivers from Bob Wells on Vimeo. “Forgetful Not Forgotten” Alzheimer’s documentary trailer from Chris Wynn on . . . → Read More: CaringTube™ Gallery: Currently Featured Caregiving Videos

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Never Too Late For Fitness Training Advises 93-Year-Old

93-Year-Old Willa Asbornsen says it is never too late to begin fitness training. She resolved five years ago to move out of her nursing home and live alone. She starting working out with a personal trainer to insure her . . . → Read More: Never Too Late For Fitness Training Advises 93-Year-Old

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Free Webinar on Parkinson's Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that it will offer a free online webinar on Parkinson’s Medications on June 20, 2013 (1:00 PM US Eastern Time). Advance registration is required. Following is an announcement of the webinar that HelpingYouCare® . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Medications Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

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80 Years Old Does Not Have to Be Old!

80-Year-Old John Pistone stays in tremendous shape by working out daily. He is living proof you do not have to be old and 80. In fact, he is in better shape than many who are decades younger. When . . . → Read More: 80 Years Old Does Not Have to Be Old!

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80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events

80-Year-old Derek Porter has run 16 marathons and more than 100 half-marathons. He runs up to five times a week and still competes in 10k races. He took up running when he was about 40. Watch Jeremy Winter’s interview . . . → Read More: 80-Year-Old Runner Still Competing in 10K Events

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Still Having Fun and over 100 Years Old

Dorothy Custer demonstrates one of the secrets of her longevity to Jay Leno. It’s comedy! She has appeared twice on “The Tonight Show.” As a teacher some years ago, she found a better reaction from her students if she . . . → Read More: Still Having Fun and over 100 Years Old

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Combatting Age With Exercise

93-Year-old Dr. Charles Eugster took up bodybuilding at age 87. He is a 3-times world champion in master’s fitness events. From his blog on Facebook: “For young adults, strength and increase in muscle mass may not be a . . . → Read More: Combatting Age With Exercise

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The 100-Meter Dash For 90-Year-Olds!

94-Year-old Emiel Pauwels and 95-year-old Ilmari Koppinen compete in the 100-meter dash. A surprising victory! Watch »   See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on . . . → Read More: The 100-Meter Dash For 90-Year-Olds!

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108-Year-Old Blogger

108-Year-old Olive Riley was believed to have been the world’s oldest blogger. She began her blog at the age of 107 and continued until her passing at age 108. According to Wikipedia, Ruth Hamilton of Orlando, Florida was later . . . → Read More: 108-Year-Old Blogger

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What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's? New Study Findings; Webinar

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has recently released findings of the largest clinical study of Parkinson’s disease ever conducted, measuring factors that affect quality of life and care of Parkinson’s patients. NPF announced that the early findings of the . . . → Read More: What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson’s? New Study Findings; Webinar

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New Study Finds Link Between Processed Meats and Early Death

A large new study of half a million people across Europe, published in the medical journal BMC Medicine, has found that people who regularly eat processed meats (ham, bacon, hot dogs, salami, some sausages, and ready-to-eat packaged meats) appear . . . → Read More: New Study Finds Link Between Processed Meats and Early Death

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70-Year-Old Is the Oldest Man to Swim the English Channel

Roger Allsopp, at 70 years old, broke the World Record as the oldest man to swim the 21 nautical mile English Channel. The retired breast cancer surgeon did so in under 18 hours beating the previous slightly younger world . . . → Read More: 70-Year-Old Is the Oldest Man to Swim the English Channel

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Longevity Secrets from an 82-Year-Old Ironman

82-Year-Old Ironman, Lew Hollander, recommends “going anaerobic” with an exercise program every day, rather than taking supplements. Check with your doctor before undertaking any exercise program. Watch »   See More Stories of Inspiring Seniors on . . . → Read More: Longevity Secrets from an 82-Year-Old Ironman

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Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article and video are updated from an earlier version that appeared on HelpingYouCare® October 9, 2011. They contain important health and prevention reminders which are particularly relevant as we currently face a widespread flu epidemic in . . . → Read More: Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home

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Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

Many doctors and physical trainers recommend strengthening all the muscles around the knee, such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and the calf, as a way of helping to prevent knee injuries. Before embarking on any exercise program, consult your doctor first. . . . → Read More: Two Exercises to Help Prevent Knee Injuries

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FDA & USDA Issue Holiday Food Safety and Cooking Tips

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have issued some helpful food safety and cooking tips and resources for the Holidays. Resources from the FDA Among the resources provided via the FDA’s Holiday . . . → Read More: FDA & USDA Issue Holiday Food Safety and Cooking Tips

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New Report on America's Health Rankings Indicates Progress But Troubling Challenges

The United Health Foundation’s released its 22nd annual America’s Health Rankings report on Tuesday, December 11. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Census Bureau and American Medical Association, the report provides an overview and . . . → Read More: New Report on America’s Health Rankings Indicates Progress But Troubling Challenges

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What is the Right Amount of Medical Treatment?

Minimally disruptive medicine, a new patient-centered health care model, is discussed by Dr. Vitor Montori of the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. He addresses the issue of what is the least amount of health . . . → Read More: What is the Right Amount of Medical Treatment?

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America's Oldest Sprinter at 95!

95-year-old Ida Keeling set a world sprinting record, running 60 meters in 29.86 seconds. She is 4-foot-6 inches and 83 pounds. She began running when she was 67 and has been running ever since. She trains by lifting weights, . . . → Read More: America’s Oldest Sprinter at 95!

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Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

Frequently late? Often angry or irritated? Unsure of your ability to do something? Overextended? Not enough time for stress relief? A new report by Harvard Medical School, Stress Management: Approaches for preventing and reducing stress, “can help you identify . . . → Read More: Harvard Releases New Report On Stress Management

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81-Year-Old Champion Water Skier

Strong, quick and fearless Frances Woofenden from West Palm Beach Florida is also 81 years old! She never tried water skiing until she was 50 years old. She now skis five days a week and is the number one . . . → Read More: 81-Year-Old Champion Water Skier

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When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

Are dental x-rays dangerous? Is once a year too often? Should you make a risk-benefit analysis next time you’re in the dentist’s office? A new study conducted by researchers at Yale University has found an association between dental x-rays . . . → Read More: When Are Dental X-Rays Necessary?

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson's - Nov. 17

The National Parkinson Foundation has announced that its Midwest Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference will take place November 16-17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will include a free Webcast open to the public on November 17 – starting at 8:00 . . . → Read More: Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Webcast on Young Onset Parkinson’s – Nov. 17

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New Zealand's Talented 91-Year-Old Singer Olivia Turner

91-Year-Old Olivia Turner is a contestant on New Zealand’s TV show “Got Talent.” When asked whether she was affected by the a series of devastating earthquakes which occurred in New Zealand two years ago, Ms Turner simply answered; ‘Yes, . . . → Read More: New Zealand’s Talented 91-Year-Old Singer Olivia Turner

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The FDA's Role in Reviewing the Safety & Efficacy of Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes clear that it does not conduct a pre-market review of dietary supplements. Dietary supplements are not approved by the government for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. However, Vasilios H. . . . → Read More: The FDA’s Role in Reviewing the Safety & Efficacy of Dietary Supplements

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What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements

According to The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “Unlike drugs, supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure diseases.” That means supplements should not make claims, such as reduces ‘arthritic pain’ or ‘treats heart disease.’ Claims . . . → Read More: What You Need to Know About Dietary Supplements

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Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Gymnast at 86 Years Old

Johanna Quaas was born in 1925, and is Germany’s oldest active gymnast. She retired as a physical education teacher from Leipzig, Germany. Her gymnastic training began when in her 50s. Her first competition was at age 56. She says, . . . → Read More: Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Gymnast at 86 Years Old

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Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Yoga Teacher

93 Year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher. She says: 

”My doctor when he did the hip replacement said you won’t be able to do this, you won’t be able to do that. I said I don’t . . . → Read More: Guinness World Record Holder for Oldest Yoga Teacher

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90-Year-Old World Record Holder in Pole Vault

Watch Dr. William Bell, world record holder in pole vault in his age group, clear 7 feet, 2 inches! Dr. Bell is 90 years old! He is the father of former Olympic Pole Vaulter, Earl Bell. In this video . . . → Read More: 90-Year-Old World Record Holder in Pole Vault

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Cleveland Clinic Offers Free Health Talks

The Cleveland Clinic is offering a series of free community seminars on various health topics. Called “Health Talks,” these seminars will be held each month at the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, and at several suburban Family Health Center locations. . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Offers Free Health Talks

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Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons - August 23, 2012

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) is offering a Free Webinar about “Relationships and Parkinson’s” on Thursday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Kara Barton, MSW, LCSW, from the University of Southern California, will discuss strategies for coping with changes . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Relationships & Parkinsons – August 23, 2012

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Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Online Webinars for Patients & Family Caregivers

The National Parkinson Foundation is offering an upcoming series of free online seminars for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and their family caregivers. For more information, see the announcement below from the National Parkinson Foundation. To Register for any of . . . → Read More: Parkinson Foundation Offers Free Online Webinars for Patients & Family Caregivers

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July 17 Conference: After the Supreme Court - Implementing Affordable Care Act

The publication HealthAffairs has announced that it will hold a conference in Washington D.C. on July 17 on the topic: After the Supreme Court: Moving Ahead to Implement the Affordable Care Act, Improve Health Care and Lower Costs. UPDATE: . . . → Read More: July 17 Conference: After the Supreme Court – Implementing Affordable Care Act

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Ruth Frith - Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)

Ruth Frith was the oldest woman athlete in the World Masters Games in Sydney in 2009. She participated in the long jump, the triple jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin throw. She trains six days a . . . → Read More: Ruth Frith – Oldest Sportswoman of the World (98 years)

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What is the Greatest Health Risk?

Which of the following presents the greatest risk to your health? Pesticides on apple skin, drinking hot beverages from a styrofoam cup, microwaves from a cell phone, or sitting 6 hours a day? View this video from ABC News, . . . → Read More: What is the Greatest Health Risk?

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2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

The Palm Beach County Medical Society announced that it will hold its sixth annual Future of Medicine Summit on September 27-28, 2012. A number of notable national and regional health care experts will speak at the Summit, which will . . . → Read More: 2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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World's Oldest Ballerina/Guiness World Record

Charin Yuthasastrkosol began ballet at age 47. She is now over 80 and in the Guiness Book World Record for Oldest Ballerina. Watch . . . → Read More: World’s Oldest Ballerina/Guiness World Record

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Some Thought For Food: Healthy Restaurant Salads

Some healthy food choice tips when eating out. Watch Consumer Reports check out salads from popular restaurants. »

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A Diet to Extend Life

Former President Bill Clinton, on the David Letterman Show, credits his vegan diet for saving and extending his life. Watch »

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Parkinson's Wellness Symposium, Webcast and Young Onset Parkinson's Conference - June 15-16

The National Parkinson’s Foundation has announced that it will sponsor a national Wellness Symposium and Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference, on June 15-16, 2012 in Orange County, California, along with a free online webcast of the events. “These two events . . . → Read More: Parkinson’s Wellness Symposium, Webcast and Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference – June 15-16

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Unnecessary Medical Tests

Doctors are calling for end to 45 common medical tests, according to a report by Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. According to the report, doctors from several major medical societies in the United States have listed many common . . . → Read More: Unnecessary Medical Tests

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94-Year-Old Does The Quickstep!

Watch Matilda Klein’s Quickstep of skips, hops and runs. You may be surprised! . . . → Read More: 94-Year-Old Does The Quickstep!

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Alzheimer's Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012

Alzheimer’s Community Care (ACC), a non-profit organization, has announced that its 2012 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference, with Keynote speaker Dan Rather, will be held May 31 and June 1, 2012, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach, . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Community Care Announces 2012 Alzheimer’s Educational Conference May 31-June 1, 2012

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New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity

A new HBO documentary, The Weight of The Nation, produced by John Hoffman in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores the costs and causes of the well-publicized obesity epidemic that is plaguing America and its health . . . → Read More: New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity

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Money Smart Week April 21-28 - Classes & Events to be Held in 30 States

Money Smart Week® classes and events for consumers in 30 different States — those indicated in green on the map at left. To find classes and other events (primarily in libraries) in your area, click HERE or click on . . . → Read More: Money Smart Week April 21-28 – Classes & Events to be Held in 30 States

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Holds Health Talk on Fibroids

The Cleveland Clinic Florida invites the public to attend a Health Talk on Fibroids, to be given by Viviane Connor, MD – Gynecologist, tonight, Monday, April 16, 2012, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at 525 Okeechobee Blvd. (CityPlace . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida Holds Health Talk on Fibroids

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Cleveland Clinic Florida - Health & Wellness Expo - April 28

The Cleveland Clinic invites everyone to come to their annual Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held in the Jagelman Conference Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida. This is a free annual event, which includes health . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida – Health & Wellness Expo – April 28

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Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida offers a free interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Evaluation for older adults who are at risk due to balance problems. “This service provides a one-time, comprehensive, multiple discipline evaluation for balance and fall risk factors. . . . → Read More: Free Fall Prevention Evaluation for Older Adults Offered by Nova Southeastern University

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Heart Disease Reversal

The Rave Diet claims to reverse heart disease, as well as wide range of other diseases, by changing to a plant-based diet. It has been endorsed by doctors from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, who are interviewed–one of whom reversed . . . → Read More: Heart Disease Reversal

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Preventing and Managing Coronary Artery Disease

Watch Michael S. Lauer, M.D. Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute »

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Free Webinar on Parkinson's Hospital Care Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation (NFP) has announced that it will hold a Free online webinar on how to get the best care for those with Parkinson’s disease when they are hospitalized. The Webinar will take place on April 5, . . . → Read More: Free Webinar on Parkinson’s Hospital Care Offered by National Parkinson Foundation

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Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 - Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Foundation has announced that it will host a Free Brain Health Fair on April 21, 2012 in New Orleans. The event, which is open to the public, “is a free, daylong family event . . . → Read More: Free Brain Health Fair April 21, 2012 – Hosted by American Academy of Neurology Foundation

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Preventing Osteoporosis

Here are some tips on preventing osteoporosis by Cleveland Clinic’s Kristin Kirkpatrick, wellness manager for the Lifestyle 180 program. Watch ShareWik.com »

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A Simple Equation for Heart Health

Dr. Martha Grogan, a cardiologist with the Mayo Clinic and medical editor for the new book Heart Healthy For Life suggests: Eat 5, Move 10, Sleep 8 Watch . . . → Read More: A Simple Equation for Heart Health

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A Healthy Food Habit: Reading the Label

You may by surprised by what you will find! Watch Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 Wellness Director, Kristin Kirkpatrick on ShareWIK.com »

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Healthy Cooking: How to Cook a Super Healthy Chicken Salad Veronique

Here’s how to cook a super healthy and super delicious chicken salad veronique from ShareWIKI.com. Watch Jim Perko, Executive Chef at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute . . . → Read More: Healthy Cooking: How to Cook a Super Healthy Chicken Salad Veronique

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Olivia Neubauer - 100-Year-Old Teacher

Olivia Neubauer is still going strong and still in the classroom teaching reading at 100-years old! She started teaching in 1935. Watch this report by NBC News on this remarkable and inspiring woman »   See more Stories of . . . → Read More: Olivia Neubauer – 100-Year-Old Teacher

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Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50

Fitness guru Nash Jocic advocates weight training for people over 50 to stop or slow down the aging process, increase mobility, and lower the risk of injuries. Watch » Consult your doctor before beginning an exercise . . . → Read More: Benefits of Weight Training for People Over 50

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Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Watch Cleveland Clinic Nutritionist Kristin Kirkpatrick show ShareWIK.com how to strengthen your immune system during cold and flu season »

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Eating Too Much May Increase Memory Loss in Older People

A new study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that eating too much may double the risk of memory loss in people over 70 years old. Watch study author Yonas E. Geda, M.D., MSc, associate professor of neurology and psychiatry . . . → Read More: Eating Too Much May Increase Memory Loss in Older People

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105-Year-Old Volunteer

A 105-year-old Hollywood, Florida woman has been sorting and delivering mail as a volunteer at Memorial Regional Hospital for the past 38 years. Watch a report by Kerry Sanders, NBC’s Nightly News (starts with a commercial) »   See more . . . → Read More: 105-Year-Old Volunteer

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Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

The American Heart Association and other organizations are holding a series of nationwide events in February as part of “American Heart Month.” The purpose of this annual initiative, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is to call attention to . . . → Read More: Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

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What Diet is Best for You: Critique of Atkins Diet

In a presentation made at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, George Eisman, Registered Dietitian, offered a critique of the high-protein Atkins Diet, and discussed what foods are best for human health. According to Mr. Eisman, green . . . → Read More: What Diet is Best for You: Critique of Atkins Diet

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Video: Tips on How to Care for Your Older Parent & Avoid Caregiver Burnout

While caring for an older parent can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime, it can also be frustrating and stressful, leading to “caregiver burnout.” Dr. Alicia Arbaje, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers . . . → Read More: Video: Tips on How to Care for Your Older Parent & Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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Ten Nutritional Myths vs. The Perfect Formula Vegan Diet

In a lecture given at a meeting of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, by Janice Stanger, Ph.D., presented what she terms “Ten Dangerous Nutritional Myths.” Dr. Sanger is a nutrition expert, author, educator, and speaker, who has a PhD . . . → Read More: Ten Nutritional Myths vs. The Perfect Formula Vegan Diet

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MyPlate Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nutrition guidelines, now called MyPlate, replaces the food pyramid. Watch Howcast’s video on how to follow the USDA’s recommendations . . . → Read More: MyPlate Dietary Guidelines

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The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health

Physical activity, besides being good for the cardiovascular system, is also thought to have a direct benefit for brain health and greater memory capacity, according to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the . . . → Read More: The Importance of Exercise on Brain Health

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How Kathleen Sebelius Stays Fit

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary, runs early mornings to stay fit and relieve her from the stress of a hectic Washington schedule. She hopes to continue running into her nineties. Watch Runner’s World TV . . . → Read More: How Kathleen Sebelius Stays Fit

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100-Year-Old Man Studying for a Doctorate Degree

Bholaram Das is the oldest student in the world enrolled in a doctorate program. He enrolled for the doctorate program at age 98. In the past he has been a teacher, a lawyer and a judge. Watch . . . → Read More: 100-Year-Old Man Studying for a Doctorate Degree

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Some Vertigo Associated with Migranes

Some dizziness (vertigo) is associated with migrane headaches. If you are experiencing dizziness or headaches, you should see your doctor for a diagnosis and potential treatment. For an introduction, see this video on Migranes and Vertigo, from the Mayo . . . → Read More: Some Vertigo Associated with Migranes

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One Example of an Exercise Program for Seniors

Here is one example of an exercise program for seniors that requires no gym equipment »

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Preventing Disease Through Waist Management

According to Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, watching one’s waist size is more important than watching one’s weight. Watch . . . → Read More: Preventing Disease Through Waist Management

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The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure

Dr. Michael Roizen, Division Chair of the Cleveland Clinic, and Anti-aging expert, offers tips on blood pressure management. He cites the more colorful the fruits and vegetables, the lower the blood pressure. Spinach and tomatoes, for example, are great . . . → Read More: The Right Foods Can Help Manage Blood Pressure

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Wellness-Care Now or Illness-Care Later

Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, shares tips for healthy living and illness prevention with Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act” host Dr. David Friedman. One tip is avoiding aging foods, such as saturated fats (four-legged animal . . . → Read More: Wellness-Care Now or Illness-Care Later

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100-Year-Old Barber

Now 100 years old, Kenneth Wood is still cutting hair as he has since 1927. He works six days a week: Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. He has no plans . . . → Read More: 100-Year-Old Barber

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Mindful Living Techniques May Help Caregivers Better Cope With Stress

To better help cope with caregiver stress, The Mayo Clinic offers courses in Mindful Living Techniques. This course teaches the skill of focusing on the present moment, letting go of the past (often associated with depression) as well the . . . → Read More: Mindful Living Techniques May Help Caregivers Better Cope With Stress

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Record Holder as the World's Oldest Bowler at Age 105

Bill Hargrove began bowling in 1924. The United States Bowling Congress in 2007 recognized him as the “Oldest League Bowler in History.” He credits his longevity to not drinking or smoking and keeping fit by bowling. Watch Bill Hargrove . . . → Read More: Record Holder as the World’s Oldest Bowler at Age 105

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Some Tips for Dealing with Holiday Eating

Why should people watch their holiday eating habits? What are some healthy holiday food choices? What are smart ways people can limit themselves? Other holiday eating tips for families? Watch Lisa Harnack, Director, Nutrition Coordinating Center, School of Public . . . → Read More: Some Tips for Dealing with Holiday Eating

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Waist Management and Walking

Some practical tips on slimming down safely. The key to long-term weight (waist) loss according to Doctor Mehmet Oz »

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Harvard Guide to Exercise - A Program You Can Live With

Harvard Medical School has published a Special Health Report on Exercise – a Program You Can Live With, which provides a comprehensive guide to the enormous health benefits of exercise, how to get started and design an appropriate exercise . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Exercise – A Program You Can Live With

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You're Never Too Old to Exercise

“Only about 30% of people ages 45 to 64 say they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity, and this falls to 25% of those between the ages of 65 and 74 and 11% of people age 85 and older,” . . . → Read More: You’re Never Too Old to Exercise

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Yearly Checklist for Assessing Elderly Health

Geriatric health experts say a good place to start in assessing elderly health is weight.  A weight gain or loss is something to be addressed with a doctor (especially if the reason for the gain or loss is not . . . → Read More: Yearly Checklist for Assessing Elderly Health

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AARP & NFCA Sponsor Free Webinar on Helping With A Loved One's Financial Affairs

The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) and AARP are co-sponsoring a free Webinar on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the topic: “When It’s Time To Intervene – Helping With A Loved One’s Financial Affairs.” Here is . . . → Read More: AARP & NFCA Sponsor Free Webinar on Helping With A Loved One’s Financial Affairs

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Medicare's Free Annual Wellness Visits

Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act are entitled to an annual wellness visit with their physician at no cost to them. You can review medications with your doctor and talk about whether any changes are needed. You can . . . → Read More: Medicare’s Free Annual Wellness Visits

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Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

Diet Gurus Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., and Dr. Dean Ornish, discuss the remarkable capacity of the body to heal itself through diet, as opposed to using drugs and undergoing operations. (President Bill Clinton followed their diet to reverse his . . . → Read More: Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease

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Some Vitamin D Benefits of the Sun

In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, Dr. Oz discusses the importance of Vitamin D with Diane Sawyer. About 100 million Americans have Vitamin D deficiency, which could be critical in American health, according to experts.  Vitamin D . . . → Read More: Some Vitamin D Benefits of the Sun

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Improving Memory Capabilities

According to John H. (Jack) Byrne, Ph.D.), Chairman, Department Of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University Texas Medical School at Houston, it is important to challenge one’s brain by doing a variety of different activities, such as reading books, . . . → Read More: Improving Memory Capabilities

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Two of The Last Remaining WWI Veterans Lived to 105 and 110

Lloyd Brown was one of the last remaining WWI veterans. He passed away in 2007. Frank Buckles, WWI and WWII veteran, died at age 110 in February of this year. Watch Lloyd Brown » Watch Frank Buckles . . . → Read More: Two of The Last Remaining WWI Veterans Lived to 105 and 110

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Three Helpful Ideas in Dealing With Difficult People

A licensed professional counselor and trainer shares three helpful ideas in dealing with difficult people. These ideas may not work in some situations, such as with Alzheimer’s patients. But for those among us, who are near the end of . . . → Read More: Three Helpful Ideas in Dealing With Difficult People

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Reversing Heart Disease is Possible With Diet According to Cleveland Clinic MD

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. from the Cleveland Clinic discusses how he set up his 25-year study on arresting and reversing heart disease using a plant-based diet. Former President Bill Clinton used this same diet to reverse his heart disease. . . . → Read More: Reversing Heart Disease Possible With Diet According to Cleveland Clinic MD

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Considerations When Shopping For a Hearing Aid

Some things to consider before buying a hearing aid, such as a telecoil, directional microphone, digital noise reduction, and, of course, one’s lifestyle. Watch a short video from Consumer Reports . . . → Read More: Considerations When Shopping For a Hearing Aid

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Interval Training May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

No matter what your age or fitness level, interval training may be better for your overall health than longer sessions of slow, sustained exercise, according to some cardiologists at the Mayo Clinic. Watch Vivien Williams for Mayo Clinic’s Medical . . . → Read More: Interval Training May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

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Animal Therapist (The Dog Will See You Now)

A video from AARP about three dogs (Destiny, Lorent and Nike) who lift patients’ spirits at York Hospital in York Maine. Watch »

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Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

Instead of taking medicine to lower triglycerides, most people, according to the Mayo Clinic, can lower their triglycerides number by simply moving more. Watch Stephen Kopecky, M.D. from the Mayo Clinic . . . → Read More: Lower Triglycerides by Simply Moving More

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Steps to Take to Avoid Diabetes

Watch Dr. Raul Seballos from the Cleveland Clinic»

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Joint Health and Preventing Fractures

The number one cause of fractures in elderly people is falling. Low impact exercise like walking can improve balance and keep nerve receptors healthy. Watch Gary Calabrese Gary Calabrese, PT, director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Heath and Orthopaedic . . . → Read More: Joint Health and Preventing Fractures

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Next Generations - Seminar Series on Aging

HelpingYouCare™ has received the following announcement of a Seminar Series on Aging, starting November 9, 2011, sponsored by Next Generations:  

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100-Year-Old Man Finishes a 26-Mile Marathon

Fauja Singh ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours and 25 minutes. In 2003 he ran the Toronto marathon in five hours and 40 minutes. Watch Fauja Singh reflect on his views of healthy living (English subtitles)from Sangat . . . → Read More: 100-Year-Old Man Finishes a 26-Mile Marathon

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One Way to Reduce Stress

Walking can help you reduce stress, according to Dr. Michael McKee from the Cleveland Clinic. Among other benefits, he further states walking can help you sleep better and put things in better perspective. . . . → Read More: One Way to Reduce Stress

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Some Helpful Advice About Recurring Colds

Dr. Rosemary Leonard, a familiar face on BBC’s Breakfast program and one of Britain’s best-known GPs answers a question on recurring . . . → Read More: Some Helpful Advice About Recurring Colds

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