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Seniors Steamed Over Cuts To SilverSneakers Fitness Program

Posted on December 27, 2018 - Some health insurers have dropped the SilverSneakers program, and seniors aren’t happy, reports Kaiser Health News.

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Neighborhoods with more green space may mean less heart disease

Posted on December 20, 2018 - Next time there’s a parks levy in your community, consider all the benefits! Here’s more data showing that spending time in parks and other natural urban environments is good for our health.

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Five Reasons to Fight Ageism in 2019

Posted on December 18, 2018 - Have you noticed that a lot of people make disparaging remarks about “old people” these days? People who would never in a million years make a racist or sexist comment will nonetheless pass on a negative stereotype about seniors. Recent studies have found that this not only hurts older adults, but also has widespread societal effects. To learn more, read “Five Reasons to Fight Ageism in 2019.”

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Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors

Posted on December 12, 2018 - Kaiser Health News reports that 10 percent of seniors who access their medical records find incorrect information in the file—even material that belongs to other patients.

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Make a Holiday Food Safety List and Check It Twice

Posted on December 10, 2018 - Days before Thanksgiving this year, government agencies warned of an outbreak of Salmonella bacteria in turkey products. And were you one of the many cooks who ended up throwing away the romaine lettuce that was earmarked for the salad after the E. coli scare? These two warnings right in a row might make us alert to food safety practices during holiday gatherings this year. It’s prime time for foodborne illness outbreaks, so check out these three last-minute reminders:

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