Lying in Wait: PTSD in the Older Population

Post-traumatic stress disorder is usually thought of as a conditionrelated to the military. But research is finding that PTSDcan be prevalent in older populations. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has become something of a buzzword in recent years, given the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and the impact of this war on the younger generation. … Continue reading Lying in Wait: PTSD in the Older Population

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Take Care with Prescription Drugs

As we get older, most of start taking more prescription drugs, as we are diagnosed with long-term, chronic illnesses. There’s a pill to lower cholesterol, to thin blood, to control diabetes and to ease the effects of asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In addition, most of us take supplements, including vitamins or other over-the-counter … Continue reading Take Care with Prescription Drugs

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What Causes Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD)?

About one in four people are susceptible to the winter doldrums, marked by fatigue and food cravings caused by biological changes. The more severe seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, affects 11 million Americans with more serious signs of depression (“Beating Winter’s Woes,”WebMD). Both conditions are caused by winter’s shorter days, which disrupt our circadian rhythm, … Continue reading What Causes Seasonal Affective Disorders (SAD)?

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What to Ask Your Doctor About Prescription Drugs

The more you know about the medicine you take, the better prepared you will be if problems arise. Sit down with your health-care provider and ask: What is the name of the medicine, and why am I taking it? How does it treat my condition? How many times a day should I take it? At … Continue reading What to Ask Your Doctor About Prescription Drugs

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Live Your Dream: Owning an RV

Many retired people dream of buying an RV—a recreational vehicle—and traveling around the country. Being able to carry around your own home is attractive: you don’t have to pay for lodging or eating out; you can camp in some of the most beautiful places in the country. But RVers themselves warn that there are a … Continue reading Live Your Dream: Owning an RV

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