Health and Wellness

Prepare for camping trips with Amica’s first-aid kit checklist

While camping is perfect for a peaceful weekend getaway, Amica Insurance is helping you prepare for the unexpected.

Exploring a Legal and Ethical Gray Area for People with Dementia

Should advance directives enable people with dementia to refuse food and water as a means of hastening their death? Commentaries and a case study examine potential benefits and harms.

Today's Older Adults Are More Dedicated to Fitness than Ever Before

SilverSneakers Fitness was founded in 1992 and is the nation's leading exercise program exclusively designed for older adults. Today, the program serves more than 11 million eligible members in more than 11,000 participating fitness and wellness facilities nationwide.

Voting Record on Retiree Issues Released for 1st Session of 113th Congress

“A Year of Endless Attempts to Cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and Repeal Health Care Reform”

Neurosurgeon Recommends Building Muscle as Best Protection Against ‘the Disease of Aging’ Offers 5 Exercises for a Solid Strength-Building Regime

“Our ability to fight off disease resides in our muscles,”

Hormones Don’t Have to Make You Heavy, Says TOPS

Hormone levels can shift significantly during perimenopause and menopause

Three Simple Things You Can Do Today to Feel Better Tomorrow

Doctor Outlines Easy Changes That Can Vastly Improve Health, Happiness and Well-Being

American Red Cross

Live.Give.Life. youth program helps students make a difference during the summer months

Getting ready to quit smoking?

“Our research team is devoted to finding the best online tools for quitting smoking. So if you’re a smoker who’s getting ready to quit, I hope you’ll take the first step right now and join WebQuit,” said Jonathan Bricker, Ph.D., the study’s principal investigator and a scientist who specializes in smoking cessation. “WebQuit provides online tools with the goal of helping you quit smoking and experiencing all the personal benefits that come with it.”

Five Steps to Help Stop Cataracts During Cataract Awareness Month

“Cataracts can be caused by a variety of sources, such as aging, nutrition, heavy metals and excess ultraviolet light,” affirms Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. He is also the president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, and the clinic director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. “Most people think that you can only develop cataracts late in life, but cataracts can affect people as young as 40 years old. By changing your lifestyle, you can reduce your risk of developing a cataract later.” Here are five steps to stop cataracts:

Are We Experiencing an Epidemic of Vicarious Violence? Tired of Frivolous Dehumanization?

4 Ways to Put Dignity Back in Your Family’s Day

Three Simple Things You Can Do Today to Feel Better Tomorrow

“You put forth immense effort to try to haul yourself around and not only does it wear you out, it’s frustrating and you don’t get far.” King is a chiropractor and doctor of naturopathy specializing in homeopathic remedies, and author of The Healing Revolution (www.kingbio.com ).

Death by Calcium: Eight Myths That Could Cost You Your Life

“Yes, calcium is essential for bodily function, but as many non-mainstream healthcare practitioners have long known, there’s a real and grave danger in pumping excessive amounts of it into our bodies,” says Dr. Levy, author of Death by Calcium: Proof of the Toxic Effects of Dairy and Calcium Supplements (MedFox Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-615-88960-3, $29.95, www.deathbycalcium.com). “Believe it or not, most of the adult population has no need for significant calcium intake, and that need rapidly decreases with age.”

Does Your Face Reveal Your True Feelings?

Physician Shares 3 Ways It Can Lie About Us

Silver Sneakers Seeking Inspiring Fitness Stories

SilverSneakers is excited to introduce a new social media element to this year’s awards program. From the nominations, 10 honorees will be selected to share their inspirational stories on the SilverSneakers Facebook page. The 10 honorees symbolize the 10 years the award has been honoring inspirational SilverSneakers members. It will then be up to the Facebook community to vote and select the national award recipient and four finalists. Online voting will take place throughout the month of August and the winner and finalists will be announced in September.