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Why the cheapest 'retirement investment' is also critical to your health

(BPT) - You maxed out your 401(k) every year you worked, invested wisely and planned carefully in preparation for retirement. Perhaps you even researched your Medicare options and you know exactly what health and drug plans you’ll choose. But if you’re like the majority of other Americans approaching – or in – retirement, you’ve likely overlooked a critical aspect of retirement planning and investment: dental insurance.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
A New Prescription for Finding the Right Doctor
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - Finding the right doctor can mean living a healthier life, or it can be the difference between life and death.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Hospice teams make more moments of life possible
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Many people agree that it’s the people they encounter throughout their lives that really make it worth living. But can the people you meet in your final months truly have that much of an impact?

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Monday 10/13/2014
Therapy ‘test drive’ could lead to relief from common bladder and bowel control problems
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - More than 37 million adults in the United States suffer from overactive bladder, and nearly 18 million have bowel incontinence. Many of these people face a common dilemma: after months and sometimes years of disappointment with conservative treatments like oral medications, should they commit to more advanced, long-term treatments that might work for them, but also include a medical procedure?

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Planning to 'have the talk' with senior parents this holiday season? How to begin
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - As your family gathers this holiday season to enjoy each other’s company, share a traditional meal and take in your favorite sports event or parade, will you also have more serious discussions about the safety and well-being of aging parents? If so, you’re not alone; more than a quarter of families will talk about medical and health issues of the seniors in the family, and 12 percent will discuss housing, according to a survey by A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior living referral service.

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Is vision loss inevitable with age? The answer may surprise you
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - Eighty-three percent of U.S. adults believe their eyesight will worsen as they age, no matter what preventive steps they take, according to a recent DSM Nutritional Products survey. While genetics and lifestyle factors do play a role for some serious eye conditions that cause vision loss such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), years of proper nutrition may protect vision in the long term.

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Monday 10/06/2014
Keep the holidays joyful by addressing hearing loss before the big celebration
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - The holiday season is meant to be celebrated with joy. It’s when families and friends gather together to reunite and celebrate the end of the year. You might have people cheering on the college football team in a bowl game, children running around and playing games, and conversations happening in every room of the house where family members are catching up on what was missed since the last reunion.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Four simple home remedies for joint pain
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - Soreness, stiffness, tenderness – joint pain can have a direct impact on quality of life. Fortunately, there are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and overall wellness.

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Combat signs of aging with simple beauty-routine updates
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 1:32 am

(BPT) - You’re probably aware that consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain, and that sugar is linked to a range of health problems, including diabetes. But did you know that sugar also can make you look old? Or that dehydration can damage your skin? Some surprising factors affect your skin, but some simple changes to your beauty routine can help combat the impact aging has on your body and skin.

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