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Getting Creative with Thanksgiving Classics: Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of the must-have traditional sides at Thanksgiving each year, but it’s often loaded with sugar. By getting a little creative, we can fix that! For many people around the table at Thanksgiving time, cranberry sauce is an essential ingredient to a complete plate. Whether you’re using it straight from the can […]

Simple Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

Sugar is a central ingredient to many of the popular foods we enjoy these days. Candy bars, ice cream, lattes, the list goes on. While it can add an undeniable sweetness that can brighten or round out a dish, it’s also one of the prime culprits in weight gain. To make matters worse, too much […]

What are the Different Outpatient Health Care Options?

If you’re ever in need of health care, you have many options that are defined by your needs. Sometimes, it can be difficult to know which type of care provider you should go to. Many people consider the emergency room a catch-all location to visit for things that need attention, but many visits are potentially […]

Should I Be Eating Kimchi?

If you’re not a very adventurous eater, you may have never heard of kimchi, let alone tried it. But, kimchi is culturally important to Koreans, who on average eat 48 pounds of the stuff annually. Over the last decade, this dish has had an outpouring of support in the United States, and now you can […]

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2020

Every year, the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) gives Medicare-eligible citizens a chance to rethink their coverage. If your options include Original Medicare, a Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plan, or a Medicare Part D plan, it helps to know the facts and figures you’ll be expecting. While the costs and coverage for Medicare Advantage and […]

4 Ways to Honor Those Who Served on Veterans Day

Every year, on November 11, we honor those who have served our country as part of the armed forces. This day is known as Veterans Day. Whether you know a veteran or not, there are many ways you can show your respect. And, don’t worry. If you don’t have money to donate to a related […]

5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Downsize

When you have a young family, a large house may be essential to peaceful living. It’s rare that siblings have any interest in sharing a room, and most families have stories about cramming into a small bathroom in the morning. But, once the kids have moved out, you may not need three bedrooms and two […]

The Health Benefits of Probiotics

Have you ever tried probiotics before? If not, you’ve likely heard of them on television, the internet, or from your health-conscious friend, who always talks about the restorative powers of kale facemasks. While we can’t speak to the truth of those facemasks, your friend might be onto something with the probiotics. Often found in foods […]

Spooky Spots for Seniors for Halloween 2019 (Part 2)

When we were writing up this year’s Spooky Spots for Seniors article, we found so many great stories that we couldn’t contain them in a single article. With the extra space we had to work with, we were able to correct something we’ve overlooked in previous years — spooky spots in the states not part […]

What is Diabetes, and How Can I Prevent or Manage It?

Diabetes is an incredibly common condition in the United States. In 2017, the CDC reported that over 100 million Americans were either diabetic or prediabetic. But, what does this mean? We hear about diabetes and the different types of diabetes all the time, but for some, it’s just words that Wilford Brimley used to pronounce […]