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Healthy Living – Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness – AARP

(3 days ago) Tactics for mastering your metabolism and shaving off those extra pounds Train your mind and the rest will follow 3 things to try to get more out of your workout A nutritionist tries out four popular brands An expert trainer gives you 6 ways to …

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Health Tools: BMI Calculator, Pill Identifier And More

(1 days ago) Health Tools. AARP's suite of web-based health tools will help you stay healthy and keep track of medications. The tools in the suite will help you find care providers, calculate your BMI, make sure you don’t mix medications with the Drug Interaction Checker, as well as identify confusing drugs and decode confusing Medicare summary notices.

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Mental Health: Resources on Conditions and Treatments

(Just Now) The AARP Mental Health Center provides vital information from top experts on depression, anxiety, caregiving for people with mental health concerns and more

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Health Encyclopedia

(8 days ago) Search AARP's health encyclopedia for health information, definitions & descriptions on diseases, medical conditions, symptoms, causes, & medical procedures.

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Health Boosters Slideshow

(1 days ago) Take a minute to view this slideshow and discover more ways to improve your health in only a minute. 1 of 10. Gallery Stock. Give Someone a Squeeze. A 10-second hug lowers blood pressure by increasing the feel-good hormone oxytocin and lowering the stress chemical cortisol, according to a new study.

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Archtober Festival

(5 days ago) Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Friday, Oct 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct 11, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. This event listing provided for the New York community events calendar. Community events are not associated with or sponsored by AARP

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A Historic Road Trip Through New York's Hudson Valley

(7 days ago) Day 1, First Stop: Storm King Art Center. Begin your journey 60 miles north of New York City at the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York. Spread across 500 acres of verdant hills and rolling meadows, this open-air museum features a remarkable assemblage of contemporary sculpture and site-specific earthworks.

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Five Surprising Ways Coffee Can Boost Your Health

(Just Now) Here are five solid health benefits of coffee that give you even more reason to enjoy your next cup (or three). 1. Lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes. This will perk you up, especially if you have prediabetes: A large review of studies published in Nutrition Reviews found that your risk of developing type 2 diabetes drops by 6

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Nutrition, Fitness, Diet, Exercise, Health, Physical

(3 days ago) Health clubs often run promotion discounts to attract new members. These could include signing up without paying a registration or initiation fee, or getting the first few months of membership free. If there will be a promotion in the future, you might be able to get the club to offer it to you in advance.

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AARP Fights For Your Healthcare and the ACA

(5 days ago) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) The ACA has become an integral part of the nation’s health care system, expanding access to affordable quality health care, guaranteeing coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions, limiting the “age tax” (how much more insurers can charge older people), lowering Medicare prescription drug costs, protecting the …

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Health, Medical Care for the Uninsured, National

(6 days ago) Finding Health Care . People in need of free or low-cost health care can locate services in their area by visiting the National Association of Free Clinic's directory as well as the government website Find a Health Center. Affordable medications can be found through RX Outreach and the non-profit organization NeedyMeds.

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Health Care Providers Helping With Loneliness Problem

(5 days ago) In 2014, health care provider Humana launched Bold Goal to make the communities they serve 20 percent healthier by 2020. Included in that initiative is an awareness that loneliness is a social determinant of health in much the same way as lack of transportation or food insecurity or poverty, says Roy Beveridge, chief medical officer of

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Black Adults Subject to Health Care Discrimination

(1 days ago) Peter Urban is a contributing writer and editor who focuses on health news. Urban spent two decades working as a correspondent in Washington, D.C., for daily newspapers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio, California and Arkansas, including a stint as Washington bureau chief for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.His freelance work has appeared in Scientific …

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Test Your Brain by Taking the Memory and Dementia Quiz

(Just Now) Please leave your comment below. You must be logged in to leave a comment. Featured AARP Member Benefits See All > Magazines & Resources AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age

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25 Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Contracting COVID-19

(7 days ago) Mental health providers and specialists such as dermatologists also offer telemedicine appointments. 22. Be prepared for new in-office protocol. Depending on your health care provider, you may be asked to wait in your car or outside the office until you're called in for your appointment.

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Oak Street Health Primary Care Benefits With AARP

(5 days ago) Oak Street Health provides primary care services from a team of doctors, nurses and other professionals, dedicated to keeping you well — physically, mentally and socially. Benefits include same-day visits, free transportation, community events and more. AARP membership is …

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Test Your Mental Health a Year Into the Pandemic

(1 days ago) There are certain times when being older is a solid advantage. And from a mental-health perspective, the past year has borne that out. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last summer found that people age 65 and older reported significantly lower rates of anxiety, depression or stress-related disorder during the pandemic than those younger than …

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AARP Policy Fundamentals: Enabling Better Health

(8 days ago) Policy Fundamentals For Better Health. To live longer, healthier lives, people should be empowered to engage in positive health behaviors. People also need access to affordable, high-quality health care, prescription drugs, and long-term services and supports as well as social engagement. Maintaining and improving cognitive health is critical

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Health Effects of a High Sugar Diet

(1 days ago) This greatly influenced health guidance and consumer behavior for decades. “Because coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death globally” and sugar is implicated, the JAMA study concluded, “policymaking committees should consider giving less weight to food industry–funded studies.”

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Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool

(9 days ago) When a Facebook user pulls up Preventive Health (find it by typing “Preventive Health” in the search bar of the mobile app), the tool recommends tests, screenings and medical appointments tailored to the user’s age and gender. A 70-year-old man, for example, is prompted to get a blood pressure test and a stool blood test once a year; a 50

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Phony 'Miracle' Products Used in Health Fraud Schemes

(4 days ago) Health fraudsters follow the headlines, taking advantage when an outbreak like coronavirus, Ebola or swine flu makes global news. Testifying on COVID-19 fraud at a June 2020 Senate hearing, a high-ranking FBI official said that "the current atmosphere of fear and urgency aids criminals in taking advantage of the American public, particularly at-risk populations like older …

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The Health and Healthcare of Asian Americans and Pacific

(6 days ago) Access to health care, specifically health insurance , is a key factor in the health security of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), and the most important service or need indicated in current research. As with other areas, the data on health insurance show that AAPIs cannot be considered as one monolithic group.

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How Medicare Works With Other Coverage

(4 days ago) My employer’s health insurance is a high-deductible health plan paired with a health savings account. How would this fit in with Medicare? A: Under IRS rules, you cannot contribute to a health savings account (HSA) at work in any month that you are enrolled in any part of Medicare.

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Disrupt Aging: Focus on Self, Health, and Wealth

(3 days ago) Health. Health care needs an overhaul. We need an integrated approach that puts well-being at the center of our lives. As I see it, we need four major shifts: From a focus on physical and mental decline to physical and mental fitness; From a primary focus on treatment to a focus on disease prevention, health promotion and well-being

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The Staying Sharp Brain Health Guide for Women

(9 days ago) 3 Ways to Help Protect Sleep and Brain Health 1. Find a healthy sleeping and waking rhythm. This includes going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, but also eating and exercising at the same time, and not too close to bedtime. 2. Try getting just a little more sleep.

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AARP Livability Index

(Just Now) Because health is so deeply related to quality of life, many other categories of livability in this Index include metrics related to health. For example, access to healthy foods, jobs and education, number of walk trips, lower speed limits, social engagement measures, and air and water pollution are all related to health. Where you live matters.

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Attend a 9Health Fair

(4 days ago) Free health screenings are also offered and vary by location depending on the availability of specialized medical professionals who are able to volunteer. Ask A Medical Question, Bone Health, Lung Function, Bone Density, Sleep Apnea, and Stress Management Screenings are some of the free screenings.

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AARP's GCBH On Why Heart Health Is Brain Health

(5 days ago) The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) convened experts from around the world to examine the impact of cardiovascular risk factors on brain health. GCBH issue experts carefully considered how high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke, …

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Employer Health Savings Account

(7 days ago) My employer’s health insurance is a high-deductible health plan paired with a health savings account. How would this fit in with Medicare? En español | An increasing number of employers are offering high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts (HDHP-HSAs) to …

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Health Events around San Antonio, TX

(2 days ago) Find health-related events around San Antonio. Information, services and activities, for a healthier you. Health Events for San Antonio. Please call before attending any community events. It is likely that they will be postponed or canceled as …

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Medicare Coverage for Mental Health Services

(2 days ago) Two other recent changes in Medicare mental health services are worth knowing: Medicare now covers screenings for depression. These tests are available once a year and are free of charge if you go to a primary care provider who accepts the Medicare-approved amount as full payment.

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Health Events around Seattle, WA

(8 days ago) Find health-related events around Seattle. Information, services and activities, for a healthier you. Health Events for Seattle. Please call before attending any community events. It is likely that they will be postponed or canceled as a result of the coronavirus.

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Chester County Health Department

(2 days ago) Chester County Health Department. 601 Westtown Rd Ste 290. West Chester , PA 19382-4991. Visit Website. 610-344-6225. Images provided by, Ticketmaster. Flag This Place. Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention.

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The Six Pillars of Brain Health

(1 days ago) This session is a good overview for anyone interested in learning more about brain health and will provide you with information on the latest research on brain health, lifestyle suggestions, and resources to learn more. This program will be presented by AARP Virginia Community Ambassador, Dr. Rebekah Dailey, DNP, RN.

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