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Want to Feel Better About Yourself? Try Feeling Better About Others.

Posted on July 16, 2019 - These days, it seems that good feelings about other people can be in short supply! Political battles, sniping in Facebook comments, and trolls on news sites can make us all feel a little prickly, judgmental and self-focused. But according to a March 2019 study from Iowa State University (ISU), improving our feelings toward other people may be one of the best ways to improve our own mood.

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Medicare fraud alert: Scammers are offering unneeded genetic tests to get your personal information

Posted on July 11, 2019 - Scammers have been offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs they say are for genetic tests as a way to gather personal information, which can then be used for identity theft or fraudulent billing, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General announced this week.

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Denial All Around: Many Avoiding the Conversation About Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on July 9, 2019 - University of Michigan experts recently released a study titled “Thinking About Brain Health,” in which they polled people in their 50s and early 60s about their thoughts about dementia. They found that people worry about memory loss a lot. Almost 50% of the people polled believed that they themselves were likely to develop serious memory and cognitive loss as they aged, due to Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or other conditions—but in reality, only 20% of older adults will deal with these conditions.

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At Every Age, We Want to Make a Difference

Posted on July 4, 2019 - Seniors have a lifetime of wisdom to share—and yet, say experts, today’s older adults may have few opportunities to do so! Said University of Toronto professor Markus Schafer, “While the average 65-year-old may well have more wisdom than the average 30-year-old, the latter typically has more opportunity for actually dispensing advice.”

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Laughter really is the best medicine? In many ways, that’s no joke.

Posted on July 2, 2019 - Carl Reiner, 97, has been a comedic icon for more than 70 years, a perennial favorite of baby boomers who grew up with Sid Caesar and Dick Van Dyke. But even younger generations have come to appreciate his singular wit. He’s been an actor, screenwriter and director, as well as a legendary straight man for his old pal, Mel Brooks. He believes humor has enriched his life and boosted his longevity.

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