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March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer bannerColorectal cancer includes cancers that begin in the colon and the rectum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year 140,000 people in the United States get colon cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from the disease. It’s important to be screened for colorectal cancer as your doctor recommends. Screening […]
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Help People Say Yes to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Illustration of person with mask and bandaid after receiving COVID vaccine.Experts from the University of Michigan recently interviewed older adults about the COVID-19 vaccines. About 60% of the seniors they talked to said they would get the vaccine as soon as they could. Another 10% said they would get it—they just didn’t want to be first. Almost 15% said they would not get the vaccine, […]
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Why Am I So Tired?

Senior man is holding eyeglasses and rubbing his tired eyes while reading e-book in tabletMost of us think of growing older as a time of slowing down. It’s true that many health conditions that become more common with age can sap our energy. Living with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis or even the side effects of some medications can make us feel like we’re moving in slo-mo! Managing those health […]
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Blood Pressure High? Maybe It’s Time for a Dental Appointment!

Masked dentist with older womanIn modern medicine, oral health has traditionally been treated as a bit of an afterthought—separate from the bulk of medical specialties, and underfunded compared to other aspects of healthcare. Some Medicare programs partially cover routine dental and periodontal care, but many people are left without coverage—and therefore, oral health care tends to slide to the […]
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