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There have been numerous advancements in the world of oral health over the last few decades, from increased education on the importance of proper care to the ever-evolving sophistication of dental technology. But despite these positive changes, one segment of the population still faces signi…

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Since I work in home care, I see that the public is not always aware of what services are available and who pays for them.

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(StatePoint) Even as chronic diseases like prediabetes and high blood pressure touch more and more Americans, physicians are urging patients to keep in mind that early detection is key, and that chronic disease can often be managed with lifestyle changes.

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(StatePoint) When it comes to retirement planning, anxiety comes with the territory. Will you be able to maintain your lifestyle in retirement? Will you have enough to cover your monthly bills without depleting your savings? Are you at risk of outliving your money? While such concerns are co…

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It seems that there is a new recall on produce, poultry, dairy, or fish almost every week — not to mention reports of illness or hospitalization from contaminated food in restaurants. The threat of bacteria and parasites contaminating our food remains constant, even in a world of increased s…

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July has come and gone, and the dog days of summer are now upon us. Our theme for July was “Life’s a Picnic” and boy did we live it! We made picnic wreaths, picnic table centerpieces, picnic utensil holders, and we picnicked at the ocean!

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LACONIA — By most estimates, about 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day, making them eligible for Medicare. While the program provides coverage for a broad range of important health care services, those new to it may experience a bit of a learning curve when it comes to understanding how the be…

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CONCORD — A major federal government initiative is underway to issue new identification cards to the 58 million Medicare beneficiaries, and AARP is participating in an education campaign to raise awareness about potential Medicare Card scams.

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It’s been said that the eyes represent the window to the soul, but when you think about it, they’re also the window into our reality — a window that we often take for granted. Perhaps it’s because we can’t actually see our eyes that we don’t usually think about their health until our vision …

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May kept us hopping, there was so much to celebrate! We celebrated Nurse’s Week, Skilled Nursing Week, and Mother’s Day! Our theme for the month was May Flowers, and our theme for Skilled Nursing Care Week (previously known as National Nursing Home Week) was the Fabulous ’50s.

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Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are giving back to enrich their communities. They’re working and volu…

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LACONIA — Karen Sullivan had started her teaching career in public schools, then took some time off when her daughters were young. When she went back to work, it was at Holy Trinity School, which her children attended. It wasn’t necessarily her plan to finish her career as a private school t…

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TILTON ­— A World War II veteran, who served with General George Patton’s 2nd Armored Division, was honored at the New Hampshire Veterans Home on his 100th birthday Thursday.

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