The Online Mind: How Internet Use Affects Older Adults’ Cognitive Health

Originally published on Mather Lifeways Institute on Aging: Many of us are struggling to limit “screen time” these days in order to spend less time online. But can using the internet be good for older adults’ cognitive health? In a study of older adults from 14 European countries, researchers investigated how using the internet influences cognitive functioning. As a measure …
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Whatever you did on Memorial Day, this baby boomer thought about its purpose

Originally published on Boomer Cafe: Memorial Day is a holiday. But many of us tend to forget why. Not Rolland Smith, though. The former anchorman at WCBS-TV in New York City still remembers how Memorial Day was celebrated when we were kids. And tries to not to forget that, even today. Continue Reading >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living …
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5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

Originally published on CDC: What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States. Fortunately, high blood pressure …
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JA Warrior Paige Goehner Raises Awareness for Arthritis and Wins Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season Six

Originally published on Arthritis Foundation: Competition isn’t always sweet, but for juvenile arthritis (JA) Warrior and baking extraordinaire Paige Goehner, the kitchen gave her the space to show off her incredible skills and inspire people with arthritis, including the 300,000 kids with JA, to reach for their dreams and overcome the limitations of the debilitating disease. After 10 episodic competitions …
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Arthritis Awareness Month

Originally published on CDC: Arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States. It affects about one in four adults overall. That’s over 54 million men and women. To recognize this toll on Americans’ health, CDC, the Arthritis Foundation and other partners observe Arthritis Awareness Month in May. Continue Reading >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom …
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