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Archive for August 2009

Sheri Samotin
Life Bridge Solutions

Dealing with medical bills and insurance claims can often become a full-time job. The first step to making sure this doesn’t happen to you is to become familiar with all of the details of your coverage. For example, if your insurance has both in-network and out-of-network benefits, you need to understand the difference. When you make an appointment with a new provider, be sure to ask if they are in your network and then check this out yourself on your insurance plan’s website or by calling their customer service number. Read the rest of this entry »

Nancy Heinrich
Economic Wellness Works

If you have been told by a health care professional that you have type 2 diabetes, it is normal to feel anxious or uncertain. But you are not alone – almost 10.5 million adults aged 60 and older in the United States have diabetes.

Diabetes is serious, but you can manage it.  Nancy Heinrich gave us the following 10 tips that can help you take care of yourself and prevent or delay some of the serious problems diabetes can cause. Read the rest of this entry »

Laurence Harmon
Great Places

How about taking Grandma Minnie along on your next cruise to the Bahamas? Would Uncle Ernie like to go along on your family’s Trans Canada Rail Adventure? Even better, could that six-bedroom condo you’ve rented for the family trip in Vail squeeze in Minnie, Ernie and maybe even Cousin Margo?

What are we talking about? It’s intergenerational family travel, one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry. While the traditional family group–mom, dad and the kids–still vacations together, they’re starting to bring the grandparents along, include some favorite aunts and uncles and cousins. It’s “one big (or bigger) family.” Read the rest of this entry »

Howie Shareff
You Call this Yoga

In my journey as a physical therapy patient and yoga teacher, I have found that most people overlook proper body positioning while seated or in motion. Our society has become sedentary from inactivity, excessive watching of TV and hunching over computers. Many people tend to shuffle as they walk. The result has been perpetuation of poor posture, with muscles under-functioning and operating out of balance. Here are my tips for improved seating and walking.

While seated: Read the rest of this entry »

I asked a friend of mine, Nancy Heinrich, a specialist in Diabetes if there are common misconcptions among diabetics that could be causing them issues in their own self care or that senior caregivers need to be aware of.

The following tips from Nancy are so simple, yet easily overlooked: Read the rest of this entry »


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