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How Do You Know if it’s Depression?

How Do You Know if it’s Depression?

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one...

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Understanding Your Daily Rhythms

Understanding Your Daily Rhythms

Tick Tock: Your Body Clocks Did you know that your body has its own internal network of clocks? These biological clocks help you feel alert during the day, hungry at mealtimes, and sleepy at night. Keeping your body’s daily cycles, or circadian...

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Is Medicare or Medicaid Right for You?

Is Medicare or Medicaid Right for You?

A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what...

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Depression and Older Adults

Depression and Older Adults

Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, and working. When...

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Skin Care and Aging

Skin Care and Aging

How Aging Affects Skin Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of...

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10 Healthy Eating Tips for People Age 65+

10 Healthy Eating Tips for People Age 65+

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do—no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods for better health at each stage of...

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