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How to Make Your Empty Nest an Empowering New Chapter

(StatePoint) Suddenly, the kids are all grown up and ready to flee the nest. It’s the start of a new chapter -- for them, and for mom and dad, too. While this sudden change in family dynamic is bound to bring a mix of bittersweet emotions, there are plenty of ways to embrace the shift. An empty nest certainly doesn’t mean an empty life.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
How women with early-stage breast cancer can find out whether they really need chemotherapy
Posted: November 13, 2018

(BPT) - New results from the largest ever clinical study of early-stage breast cancer patients are changing the game when it comes to who should receive chemotherapy treatment. The study, called TAILORx (Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment (Rx)), used the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® genomic test to determine exactly who will benefit from treatment with chemotherapy. Approximately 260,000 women are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer each year in the U.S., and each of them must decide if chemotherapy is necessary to treat their disease or if they can be effectively treated with hormone therapy alone.

Medicare Plans Offer More Health And Wellness Benefits for 2019
Posted: November 13, 2018

(NewsUSA) - Beginning next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to cover a broader array of health-related services that may help people with Medicare improve their health.

Sickle Cell: One Gene, Many Faces, And A Quest For A Cure
Posted: November 13, 2018

(NAPSI)—In 2000, a mysterious disease was making 3-year-old Mercy Mendoza so ill that her grandmother bought a burial plot for her in the little town in Honduras where they lived. Swelling, pain and immobility were fast eroding her health. Finally, a doctor who had been trained in the United States recognized her condition: It was sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder.

Monday 11/12/2018
Don’t Diet Solo: Study Reveals Ongoing Support Key to Weight Loss
Posted: November 12, 2018

(StatePoint) For many, weight loss is a constant struggle, full of frustration, fad diets and forgotten workout DVDs. But it doesn’t have to be that way. New research reveals a critical element that can make all the difference between an ongoing health struggle and successfully shedding excess weight -- and keeping it off long-term. The secret? Don’t fly solo when it comes to trying to lose weight.

Medicare Advantage Plans Offer A Broader Mix Of Benefits
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re new to Medicare or an established beneficiary, take a close look at Medicare Advantage plans during this year’s open enrollment period. Those policies may offer the best mix of benefits to meet your health needs.

Friday 11/09/2018
Six Steps to Seeing Clearly (with Contacts)
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As we head into pumpkin-spice-flavored-everything season, schedules go into overdrive (hello holiday shuffle!). In the blink of an eye, that healthy routine you’ve promised to start goes out the window. This is particularly true if you are among the approximately 45 million Americans that wear contact lenses.1 While contacts can help you see, look and feel your best, using them with appropriate care is essential to your eye health. It is estimated that 99 percent of people who wear contacts have been guilty of common safety no-nos when it comes to caring for their lenses.1

How to help protect yourself from the high costs of medical care
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Cancer, a heart attack or stroke are distressing and disruptive experiences for anyone. Add in worrying about how you are going to pay your medical bills and an already stressful situation is amplified — and keeps the focus off what ought to be top of mind: getting better.

Kitchen Contamination: How To Keep Your Family Safe
Updated: November 14, 2018 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you need to wipe up a spill, health expert Dr. Charles Gerba, Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of Arizona, aka "Dr. Germ," warns: don't always reach for a sponge or dishcloth.

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