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Day: October 3, 2018


Beating the Holiday Blues for Seniors

Beating the Holiday Blues…We’ve written on this topic previously, yet I never find it outdated to share advice that may help others from developing feelings of unhappiness, insomnia, loss of appetite, or even depression. So here are 10 tips to Beat the Holiday Blues. The “Holiday Season” – that time from Thanksgiving through New Year’s – is supposed to be happy times filled with get-togethers between friends, neighbors, and family. They are a time of celebration and joy; a time to remind us all of the brilliant, wonderful things life has bestowed upon us. Unfortunately, for many people, this special

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Feature Highlight: National Primary Care Week

National Primary Care Week (NPCW) 2018 will be held October 1-5, 2018. The theme for this year is “A Call to Primary Care,” with a focus on the role of primary care physicians in their communities. We will touch on topics such as firearm safety, the 2018 midterm elections, and additional ways in which physicians can positively influence their communities. The topics for each day are: Monday – Maternal mortality/pre-natal care Tuesday – Firearm safety Wednesday – Mental health Thursday – Women in medicine Friday – Opioid abuse Reach out to for questions.

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Is It Time for a Medication Reconciliation?

See your doctor or pharmacist Saturday, Oct. 21 for National Check Your Meds Day An annual medication review—or a "brown bag review"—is a good opportunity to make sure you’re taking the right medicines for your condition, and taking them correctly. Whether you’re taking one, two, or a dozen medications, having a comprehensive medication review with your pharmacist or doctor can help with identifying potential problems. It can also help your doctor remove medications you might no longer need. If even one of the six questions below describes your drug regimen, make an appointment to see your doctor or pharmacist. 1.

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7 Tips for Rein­vent­ing Your­self dur­ing Sep­tem­ber Is Healthy Aging Month

1. Do not act your age or at least what you think your cur­rent age should act like. What was your best year so far? 28? 40? Now? Pic­ture your­self at that age and be it. Some peo­ple may say this is denial, but we say it’s pos­i­tive think­ing and goes a long way toward feel­ing bet­ter about your­self. (Tip: Don’t keep look­ing in the mir­ror, just FEEL IT!) 2. Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tions and your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive. (Tip: Stop watch­ing the

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Healthy Aging

September Is Healthy Aging Month September is Healthy Aging Month and the time to get started on better health practices. Think it’s too late to “re-invent” yourself? Think again. According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging®, it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion or hobby. And, now is the time to travel more than ever. The numbers of people over 45 is growing every year. The attention used to be just on the baby boomers. The generation x-ers are elbowing their way in and have many

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