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The Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day® Event

Walk, stretch, dance and celebrate. Americans of all ages and fitness levels are invited to join in the Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day® event to raise awareness and funds to fight Parkinson’s disease.

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Why Test for Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by certain diseases, toxins, medications, infections or excessive alcoholic use.

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Falling and Not Telling is Never Good

Even though falls among older adults remain a growing concern, a recent study reported that only half of elders discuss falling with their doctor.

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Tips for Juggling Work and Caregiving

Being a caregiver for a relative or friend is a personally enriching experience, but overseeing the care of another is also challenging—especially if you are employed in a job outside the home.

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Decoding Your Grandchildren's Texts

The way humans communicate has come a long way in the last 100 years. A house-based rotary telephone served as the main form of communication for the majority of the 20th century. But as the cellular telephone gained mainstream traction in the late 1990s, the new millennium ushered in a new type of communication: the text message.

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How Epilepsy Affects Older Adults

Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which abnormal signals are sent between brain nerve cells, causing unusual body behaviors known as seizures. An estimated 65 million people worldwide and 3 million in the United States experience epilepsy.

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How to Avoid a Tick Bite this Summer

Summer is finally here, which means that it’s the best time of year to be outside taking in the glory of nature. But from the mountains to the shore, the presence of teeny-weeny ticks can lead to big, long-term health problems for both people and pets.

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Older Americans Who Changed Our County

In celebrating America’s freedom, many older citizens deserve credit for strengthening our nation as the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here are five notable Americans who, as they aged, never stopped serving their fellow countrymen.

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Get Help With Hoarding Disorder

Magazines, household supplies, cardboard boxes and old mail scattered around the house may not seem unusual. But when an individual amasses plastic bags and other clutter, it may be a sign of hoarding disorder.