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Seniors More at Affected by Wildfires

Posted on August 7, 2018 - Family caregivers know it’s important to install smoke alarms and to take other steps to protect senior loved ones from home fires. But what if the fire comes from outside the home? Even from a distance, wildfires can create big hazards for older adults.

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“Portion Distortion” Can Pack on the Pounds

Posted on August 2, 2018 - I don’t understand why I keep gaining weight—I never have second helpings!” What we eat is important, but even healthy foods can sabotage our weight loss program if we eat too much. Learn why Americans are eating more, and how we can avoid optical illusions that lead to overconsumption in “Portion Distortion Can Pack on the Pounds.”

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Everyone Needs a Vacation—Especially Family Caregivers!

Posted on July 31, 2018 - Your coworker is in Hawaii on vacation, posting daily selfies on Facebook, tanned and holding an umbrella drink at the beach. You? You spent your day at work, then rushed home to help your elderly mother for the rest of the day. Is taking some time off in a nice place possible for you? Read “Everyone Needs a Vacation—Especially Family Caregivers!” to find out why you can, and should!

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Food Safety in the Great Outdoors

Posted on July 26, 2018 - Summer is here at last! Are you planning to go camping, fishing, hiking or boating? Or maybe an all-day picnic? We all want to be safe during outdoor adventures. Maybe we worry about bears, or pests such as mosquitoes and ants. We shouldn’t forget that some of the most dangerous outdoor critters are invisible—bacteria and other germs that can enter our bodies on the food we eat.

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Warm Weather Tips for Managing Your Diabetes

Posted on July 24, 2018 - If you or a loved one is living with diabetes, you know that taking care of yourself and following the doctor’s advice are year-round tasks. But according to experts, summertime can offer some extra challenges.

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