10 Questions For Elderly Loved Ones
Sep21

10 Questions For Elderly Loved Ones

If you had to suddenly step in to help an aging parent after a stroke or heart attack that might leave her unable to speak or think clearly, would you know what to do to help? What if he were in a coma? What would you do first? Would you know her end-of-life wishes or where he keeps the deed to the house? Many grown children – whether out of respect or fear — haven’t raised those issues with their elderly parents and that not...

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The Nutritional Verdict on Salt is In: Guilty as Charged
Aug03

The Nutritional Verdict on Salt is In: Guilty as Charged

People who regularly eat a high-salt diet – in other words, the typical American – are at a higher risk of high blood pressure, a new study has confirmed. Scientists followed more than 4,000 people who started out with normal blood pressure. After three years, 23 percent of them had developed elevated blood pressure. The study found that those who ate a high-salt diet or increased the amount of salt they consumed were most likely to...

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Spotlight: Elder Abuse
Jul26

Spotlight: Elder Abuse

Do you suspect that your parents or grandparents are being taken advantage off? Maybe it’s a contractor who has been pestering them to make expensive repairs. Or a distant cousin who suddenly shows up with promises to help with household, including financial, duties. Or, you notice that your mom or dad has bruises or bedsores at the facility that is supposed to be taking care of them. The US Justice Department has an Elder Justice...

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Hey Retiree, It’s Your Student Debt Calling
Jul07

Hey Retiree, It’s Your Student Debt Calling

Can you imagine being 65 or 70 and still being on the hook for student loans? And your Social Security check being garnished to pay it back? Nightmare, right? In 2013, the federal government garnished more than $150 million in Social Security benefits from Americans who still owed Uncle Sam for student loans borrowed during their working years, according to Government Accountability Office. A report on MarketWatch.com said between...

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Water Can Help Keep Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Down
May31

Water Can Help Keep Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Down

Now that the hot weather is upon us in most parts of the country, make sure you stay hydrated with good, clean water. It’s so easy to forget to drink up or to substitute soda, coffee drinks or sweet tea for water as we race from appointment to appointment. But water, nutritionists preach, can help keep a lot of the problems that tend to plague African Americans in check. The dehydrated body has a harder time keeping blood...

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