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Just Relax!


Research shows a strong connection between chronic stress and physical, emotional, and mental health. Regularly practicing relaxation techniques can help your spirit, mind, and body. Stress is necessary for life. You need stress for creativity, learning, and survival. Stress is only harmful when it interrupts the healthy state of equilibrium your nervous system needs to remain...
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Overmedicating the Elderly – the New Epidemic


The overmedication of seniors is quickly becoming an epidemic. Although seniors currently comprise 12.4 percent of the U.S. population, they consume nearly a third of all prescriptions and half of all over-the-counter medications. Ninety percent of all seniors over 65 take some form of medication daily, with 50 percent of this group taking more than...
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25 Worst Passwords


You are shopping online. You discover a new website and find something you can’t live without. In order to buy, you must first set up an account with a user name and password. You go with your old reliable password. Don’t do it. Research shows that password is the most common password, followed closely by 123456...
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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinar?


At a recent State Securities Board investor education presentation, the first question from a member of the audience was, “What do you think of the Iraqi dinar?” The woman and her husband had purchased some dinar notes after a salesman assured them the dinar would skyrocket in value once the Iraqi government revalued its currency. Another question concerned...
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Think You Have Long-Term Care Expenses Covered?


Being able to afford the care we need as we get older can take a tremendous toll, both emotionally and financially. The fact is, nearly 70 percent of people over age 65 will need help taking care of themselves at some point in their lives.  Health or disability insurance, or even Medicare, typically do not cover...
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Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference


Did you know? 43.5 million U.S. adults care for someone 50+ years of age 14.9 million adults care for someone who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia At $450 billion in 2011, the value of informal caregiving exceeded the value of paid home care, more than total Medicaid spending in 2009, as much as Wal-Mart sales ($408 billion) Caring...
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