Got rhythm? It might be what ails you.

Usually when I write about health, I write about diet or nutrition.  I might even throw in a bit about purpose.  What I usually don’t write about is music.  No doubt, you’ve seen this video.  It went viral a couple years ago.  It’s about the power of music in a man with severe dementia.  You…

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How will you take care of your future Long-Term Care needs?

According to a 2004 research paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), economic theory would suggest that individuals would purchase Long-Term Care insurance to protect themselves against the risks associated with custodial care costs.  The private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization found that, “long-term care expenditures represent a significant financial risk for the…

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'Palliative care': A term you need to know!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults are living with a chronic condition, a number that is up from less than 40 percent 10 years ago.  According to the CDC, Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s…

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Important health tips for Dad

There are over 70 million fathers in the United States according to the latest available data.  With Father’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to talk to that special man in your life about taking care of his health.  We talk often on this site about how your health is your…

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Understanding the role of your home in retirement

According to the 2013 Investment Company Fact Book, American retirement relies upon a five-layer pyramid comprised of Social Security, homeownership, employer-sponsored retirement plans, individual retirement accounts and other assets.  Social Security represents the base of that pyramid, as it is the largest component of retiree income for most Americans and the predominant income source for…

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Honoring the men who served: D-Day 1944

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.  The actual term D-Day has been used many times but when most people talk about D-Day, they are referring to June 6, 1944.  On that day, 156,000 Allied Troops in the largest seaborne invasion in history stormed the beaches of Normandy and turned the tide of World War…

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