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Navigating Parent/Grandparent Conflicts

Posted on September 9, 2020 - Shortly after her son and daughter-in-law began telecommuting from home during the pandemic, Nina moved in from across the country to help care for her three young grandchildren. “You’re a lifesaver, Mom,” the couple says as Nina shepherds the kids through their online classes and keeps them occupied while the parents have telemeetings. But there are tensions: Nina has always enjoyed spoiling her grandkids a bit, and she thinks some of their restrictions are kind of silly.

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Fearing a ‘Twindemic,’ Health Experts Push Urgently for Flu Shots

Posted on September 7, 2020 - Experts warn that if people forego their annual flu shot, we may be facing a severe flu season—what they’re calling a “twindemic.”

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September Is Healthy Aging Month. What Does It Mean to “Age Successfully”?

Posted on September 2, 2020 - Many studies show that ageism is a serious health problem, both in the U.S. and around the world. So today, there’s a big push to improve the way aging is portrayed. In place of the images of yesteryear—older adults walking into the sunset or sitting on a park bench—we often now see photos of seniors playing golf, riding motorcycles, surfing and skydiving. But where does this leave older adults who are dealing with health challenges? “Skydiving, surfing … I can’t even manage stairs anymore,” a senior might say. “I guess I’m not a good example of healthy aging.”

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Learn new things without leaving home

Posted on August 31, 2020 - Getting bored while social distancing? Harvard Medical School offers some great ideas for keeping your brain active. Of course, just like the kids this year, most of us will be doing our learning remotely.

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Doctors Report Increase in “Broken Heart Syndrome”

Posted on August 27, 2020 - Every so often, we read a poignant news story about a couple, married for years, who pass away only a few days apart. “His wife died from a stroke, and he died of a broken heart,” the story might go. Though that is just a saying, there actually is something to it, report cardiologists. According to The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), a condition called “broken heart syndrome” most commonly occurs when a person experiences severe emotional distress after a sad or stressful event, such as the loss of a loved one.

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