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Budgeting tips to keep your golden years golden

(BPT) - You’ve earned your retirement, and while it’s a chance to relax and relish in your deserved time off, it’s still important to keep track of your finances, savings and budget. With that in mind, here are five ways you can maintain a healthy budget and enjoy your dream retirement.

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Monday 06/01/2015
The hottest 'new' health remedy that's been around forever: chili pepper
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Do you love the snap that chili peppers give to your food? Are you a fan of the heat they impart to a variety of dishes? Even if you’re not, you may want to take another look at the humble chili pepper. From migraine relief to weight control, researchers are verifying what some cultures have known for centuries: the chili pepper and its key constituents, like capsaicin, deliver a host of health benefits.

Mysterious, life-altering condition: What everyone should know about Myasthenia Gravis
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - A 73-year-old rocket scientist, a 16-year-old budding musician, a 26-year-old professional with a passion for dance—what could they all have in common? Each has been diagnosed with a disease whose symptoms are often mistaken for something else, which has no identifiable and controllable risk factors, and that can be treated. They are all living with Myasthenia Gravis, or “MG,” a rare disorder that causes severe muscular weakness.

Thursday 05/28/2015
How men and women experience retirement differently
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - What’s retirement like? The answer may depend upon whether you’re a man or a woman.

4 amazing ways wireless technology is transforming health care
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - You can video chat with family while riding the bus, order a whole new wardrobe while sitting in a coffee shop and file an important business report before getting on an airplane – how amazing is wireless technology? It has changed people's everyday lives in many ways, and it’s transforming how they care for their health, too.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
Tackle high blood pressure to prevent and control this silent killer
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - There is some really good news about high blood pressure that you simply must hear.

Thursday 05/21/2015
Summer like a celebrity: 4 easy ways to go boating
Updated: May 28, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Perusing social media or flipping through a magazine, it’s common to see famous faces like George Clooney or Taylor Swift cruising around on fancy boats, but guess what? You don’t have to be rich and famous to enjoy boating. Get your feet wet this summer just like the stars without breaking the bank.

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Being able to continue work creates better lives for dialysis patients
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Facing kidney failure and the need for dialysis can be overwhelming for patients. Yet those who can continue working generally do better at coping with their illness, multiple studies show. And advances in dialysis care mean patients have treatment choices that can allow them to stay on the job.

The 5 bad behaviors that may be derailing your retirement savings
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - More than half of Americans are worried about running out of money when they retire, yet a staggering 80 percent don’t have the knowledge they need to successfully build a nest egg and make it last throughout their retirement, according to The American College 2014 Retirement Income Survey. Yet by changing just five basic behaviors, Americans can improve their retirement-saving habits – and their likelihood of staying financially secure throughout retirement.

Tuesday 05/19/2015
Gout, just a pain in the big toe? Think again. Debunking 4 myths that overshadow the seriousness of gout
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Gout – only rich, old men get it, right? Wrong! The truth is, gout can affect both men and women of all ages, economic standing and backgrounds. More than 8.3 million American adults have gout, and the incidence and prevalence of the disease are on the rise.

Thursday 05/14/2015
When it comes to arthritis, better education often leads to better diagnoses
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Rachelle Crow, of Chesterfield, Michigan, is living proof that autoimmune and rheumatic diseases can affect people of any age. She first sought help for painful joints as a 19-year-old college student, but received a confusing diagnosis of osteoarthritis, something typically associated with older adults. Unsatisfied with her diagnosis, she actively searched for more information about her condition and found support via an online group who understood her symptoms and questioned her initial diagnosis.

For the 40 million suffering from irritable bowel syndrome a better diagnosis awaits
Updated: May 21, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Millions of people suffer from troubling and sometimes debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and/or constipation. When they discuss these symptoms with their healthcare provider they often leave without a clear diagnosis. If you are one of these people, you know this confusion well.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
3 costly mistakes baby boomers make with Medicare
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Each day, thousands of people in the U.S. turn 65, and they’re faced with making choices about the Medicare program. Unfortunately, many people’s missteps mean they end up paying too much for healthcare coverage.

How you can give back to those who gave everything
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - When a dog named Smuckers started digging in her Colorado backyard, her owners had no idea what she would find. The object was shiny and metal, and it could have been a coin, a bottle cap or a washer. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be none of these things. It was something much more valuable.

Thursday 05/07/2015
Could immunotherapy be a cure for cancer?
Updated: May 14, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - In May 2004, 22-year-old Sharon Belvin was two weeks away from her wedding. She went to the doctor thinking she had a particularly bad case of bronchitis and soon learned that she had stage IV melanoma – a diagnosis that typically comes with a two-year survival rate of only 15 percent when treated with conventional chemotherapy.

Monday 05/04/2015
Disability insurance: why what you don't know can hurt you
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Few people expect to become disabled and unable to work, even though 2013 Social Security Administration statistics show a 20-year old worker has a 30 percent chance of becoming disabled at some point during his career. The truth is, life can throw unexpected curves your way, and expecting the best while preparing for the worst is still good advice when it comes to financial matters.

Quality dialysis care matters: It's the difference between life and death
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Patty Gonzales’ kidneys stopped working when she was 62 years old. She works as a hospital billing claims supervisor and now undergoes dialysis three days a week for four hours a day. For Gonzales, dialysis is the difference between life and death, so the quality of the care she receives is critical. But until recently, there was no way for patients like Gonzales to know which level of quality their dialysis clinics were delivering. 

Tuesday 04/28/2015
Taking aim at the leading health risk for American Indians
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - While heart disease among most Americans has decreased over the past 50 years, American Indians are almost twice as likely to develop the condition as other Americans, a study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has found. Heart disease is now the leading cause of death among American Indians.

Working to improve the heart health of African American women
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Every two minutes, a woman dies from heart disease. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. However, author Alice Walker once said “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” For combating heart disease, women have a great deal of power.

Don't let long-term care needs spring up on you - plan ahead
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Most of us have spent the better part of the last seven months bundled up or buried in snow, but the time has come to shed the layers and ditch the itchy, bulky sweaters and start anew.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
The workout that works for seniors of all ages and mobility levels: resistance training
Updated: April 29, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Think you’re too old and frail to work out? Think again! The health benefits of daily exercise are widely known, but seniors facing health and mobility issues may feel working out is beyond their abilities. Sixty-three percent of people 60 and older don’t engage in daily exercise, according to the National Council on Aging’s The United States of Aging Survey.

Wednesday 04/15/2015
Dry eye affects most menopausal women; nutrition can help
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - When most women think of menopausal symptoms, they imagine hot flashes, moodiness and night sweats. But there’s one symptom that’s often forgotten when hormones begin to fluctuate – dry eye. In fact, dry eye affects 61 percent of menopausal women, according to The Huffington Post.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Health trumps wealth in importance to retirees' well-being
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Whoever said, “If you have your health, you have everything,” must have been retired.

Tuesday 03/31/2015
New treatments offer hope to elders with macular degeneration
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - When Joan Nick, an 87-year-old retiree, was diagnosed with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in her left eye, she was worried about going blind.

Friday 03/27/2015
What you need to know about multiple myeloma
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Multiple myeloma is the third most common type of blood cancer affecting more than 83,000 Americans. Since the disease affects each person differently, people with multiple myeloma can better understand their treatment journey by building strong relationships and learning how to effectively communicate with their health care team.

Three reasons why you should consider an IRA
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 4:34 am

(BPT) - Americans know tax day is the deadline to file income tax returns with the federal government. But tax day is also another important deadline: workers have until tax day to make contributions to their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) for the previous year.

Wednesday 03/11/2015
8 Tips to Help Seniors Conquer Stress
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 4:41 am

(NewsUSA) - As boomers retire from their jobs at unprecedented rates in the U.S., you'd think they'd be spending their free time with friends, lingering over the morning newspaper and coffee or taking January vacations in a warm place. But many seniors are finding themselves in a predicament that few anticipate in retirement: parenting for a second time. Census reports indicate that 2.7 million grandparents are responsible for their grandchildren. Their added duties may be fulfilling, but they may be stressful, too.

Monday 03/09/2015
Giving the Elderly a Helpful Lift -- In the Home
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 4:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.

Monday 03/02/2015
Are you 50? Time to get tested and prevent colorectal cancer
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - When she was 55 years old, Valerie B. made a promise to a total stranger. It may have saved her life.

What you need to know to control this silent killer
Updated: March 09, 2015 - 4:40 am

(BPT) - Most people assume they only need to take their medication when they are sick, meaning when they experience symptoms. But in the case of hypertension, this type of thinking could kill you.

Friday 02/27/2015
Giving the Elderly a Lift -- In Their Home
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 4:39 am

(NewsUSA) - Although home may be where the heart is, for older people, it may not be where they are able to stay.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer and actor-writer-comedian Kevin Nealon find common ground in fight against blood clots
Updated: March 06, 2015 - 4:39 am

(BPT) - Arnold Palmer is one of the world’s greatest professional golfers; Kevin Nealon is one of his generation’s most beloved actors / comedians. Though seemingly worlds apart, they’ve experienced conditions that raise their chances for developing blood clots and/or stroke. The unlikely duo has set out to inspire millions of people like them to understand the importance of prevention and treatment.

Monday 02/16/2015
5 tips to slash prescription drug costs
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Today’s rising health care costs can feel out of control. Fortunately, prescription drugs are an exception. Consider these five simple ways to save money on your prescriptions so you can stay healthy and maintain your budget.

Thursday 02/12/2015
6 tips to keeping seniors safe at home
Updated: February 19, 2015 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Safety is a big concern for seniors and their families, especially as more baby boomers are embracing aging at home. Homes they've owned for decades that were perfect for raising children may not be as accommodating for people who may suffer from poor eye sight, unsteady balance or memory issues.

Wednesday 02/11/2015
You deserve the best health treatment possible
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - If you or a loved one has a wound-, ostomy- or continence-related issue, there may be anxiety, insecurity, and a lot of questions.

Tuesday 02/10/2015
Poised for success: Treating hearing loss pays dividends on the job
Updated: February 17, 2015 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - The willingness to take action is the single most important ingredient for success. This is true in any career, in any business venture, and at any time in a person’s life.

Monday 02/02/2015
Cultivating financial confidence: Study finds women have more to learn when it comes to retirement planning
Updated: February 09, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Women today are incredibly competent when it comes to juggling career, family and personal obligations. Despite feeling confident in their ability to multi-task, it appears that managing their long-term finances may be taking a back seat to short-term priorities.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Tips to help cancer patients prevent infections during the winter
Updated: February 04, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - “Oh the weather outside is frightful.” For many, this sums up the blustery season known as winter. With cold temperatures blanketing cities and towns, many have been spending more time indoors with friends and family. While everyone should take steps to stay healthy during this season, a cancer patient is at greater risk for picking up an infection because their immune system is not as strong as usual. If you have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, there are some important things you can do this winter that may help you avoid getting an infection.

5 tips for surviving stroke with mobility and independence
Updated: February 04, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - At 47 years old, a stroke was the last thing Brian Donlan of Babylon, New York, expected when he arrived at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu workout. Feeling healthy and in shape, he was passionate about fitness and martial arts and frequently practiced at the dojo or competed in tournaments. But when the workout ended and he couldn’t stand or speak, he knew something was wrong.

Senior women: Simple, must-do ways to reduce heart disease risks
Updated: February 04, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - A popular social media meme holds that “growing old isn’t for sissies.” Plenty of older women would probably agree with that sentiment as they cope with age-related issues specific to their gender, such as osteoporosis and increased risk of breast cancer. Yet the greatest health risk women face as they age is one society most often thinks of as predominantly affecting men: heart disease.

Monday 01/26/2015
Actress Brenda Strong has 'The Other Talk'
Updated: February 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Fifty is a major milestone in a woman’s life: from physical changes, to becoming an empty-nester, to new homes or careers, it can be a time to re-focus on one’s self and gain a new sense of freedom. During this time, one change that women may not anticipate is postmenopause.

Pocket doors offer accessibility in every home
Updated: February 02, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Did you know that the smallest room in your home can be the most dangerous?

Friday 01/23/2015
What's your path to retirement happiness?
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 4:31 am

(BPT) - Retirees have a message for people still working but wondering what life might be like once they retire: “Come on in, the water’s warm.” But they also say that it pays to plan, the earlier the better, because retirement might come sooner than you expect.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Why women need to reassess retirement planning
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Men and women are not the same when it comes to retirement planning. Consider this: A husband and a wife of the same age, earning the same salary and looking to retire during the same year need to account for different factors in retirement planning. This is true even if they share a household, hold joint responsibility for their finances and equally contribute to the amount of incoming funds.

Thursday 01/15/2015
5 tips to fall-proof your home and keep seniors safe
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 4:31 am

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Friday 12/19/2014
New Technology Improving Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Heart failure is costing Americans a fortune. The estimated cost of the disease in the U.S. was $31 billion in 2012. That number is estimated to swell to $70 billion by 2030, according to the American Heart Association -- which means that by 2020, every U.S. taxpayer could pay $244 each year for heart failure expenses.

Friday 12/12/2014
Diabetes Discussion: Tips for Managing Your Diabetes
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Diabetes is a complex disease affecting more than 29 million people in the United States. Although there is no cure, patients with diabetes see better results when the disease is closely managed through lifestyle changes and medication. Along with making good choices about healthy eating and physical activity, patients living with diabetes should discuss blood sugar monitoring, medication, and options for taking their medication with their health care providers.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Answering the biggest unmet need in cancer care today
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - “I thought cancer was like dessert - you only got one. I thought wrong,” says Jim Riswold, a two-time cancer survivor and one of the advertising geniuses responsible for some of Nike’s most iconic ads. Fourteen years ago, Riswold was told he had between two to four years to live, but because of a once-a-day pill developed by Dr. Brian Druker, director of OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Jim is now sharing his story through artwork.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Brain Health Of Older Adults Focus Of Holiday Campaign
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—The holidays are about families gathering together to celebrate and to discuss issues of importance to everyone, including older members of the family. For this reason, an annual campaign called Home for the Holidays was established to provide families with information to help stimulate a dialogue about major issues affecting their older loved ones. This year’s campaign focuses on the risks to brain health for older adults and offers some simple strategies to help mitigate those risks.

The key to getting the most out of your rheumatoid arthritis therapy
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - If you are one of the 1.3 million people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know the pain can sometimes be debilitating. While there is no cure for the autoimmune inflammatory disease often called RA, early intervention and treatments can help you maintain a high quality of life.

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