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Home Cook Goes Pro

Home Cook Goes Pro: Helping Seniors to Eat Healthy, Lose Weight and Feel Great

For 16 years, Collazo has run her own catering company while taking care of her mother who has dementia and diabetes and her 26-year-old daughter who has autism. When her friend Marisol Maribel asked if she would stand in for a caregiver job, she thought to herself, “Why not?”

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5 Signs a Family Caregiver Needs Help

You have noticed the fatigue, quick temper and frequent canceling of social plans. Should you be worried about your friend who is a family caregiver? When is it time to step in and offer help?

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The Downsizing Dilemma for Baby Boomers

Nationwide, most communities were not designed to keep pace with the rapid-rise housing market for the boomer generation. While many boomers seek smaller one-story homes with less maintenance and higher efficiency (which means lower living costs) in a walkable neighborhood, they are often disappointed to find a real estate market saturated with luxury homes or government assistance residences.

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Postural Activity & Bathroom Falls

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 200,000 Americans are treated in emergency departments for bathroom-related injuries annually. How a bathroom is designed may keep elders safe and avoid fall risk.

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Women’s Movement Successes of Past 3 Centuries

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievement of women. The theme of this year is #BeBoldForChange, which encourages all of us to play an active role in making gender equality a reality. In January, hundreds of thousands of women attended the Women’s March in the United States. Here’s a look at some of the major accomplishments of the women’s movement over the years.

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Diabetic Friendly March Madness Snacks

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, or “March Madness,” begins March 14! From chips and dip to hot wings, there’s no reason any guest with health issues should miss out. Since party food typically is not healthy or diabetic-friendly, we have a few tips to modify your March Madness favorites!

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National Nutrition Month

Serving size. Calories. Total fat. March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” a reminder that every bite counts toward a balanced diet.

Leap Year Birthdays

Leap Year Birthdays

If you have a leap year birthday, are you officially 15 instead of 60 or are you 20 instead of 80? With February 29 appearing on the calendar only every four years, what do you and other “leapers” or “leaplings” do when official documents do not recognize the actual date of your birth?

Dr. Amruta Patel - Your Mouth is the Mirror of Your Health

Your Mouth Is the Mirror of Your Health

Did you know that sensory, cognitive and physiological aging can lead to complications of your dental health? While losing your teeth with age is not inevitable, your mouth does undergo changes as you age. Make sure you visit your dentist regularly to get cleanings and checkups because there is a strong connection between your oral health and your overall health.

Healthy Mardi-Gras Recipes

7 Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

Who says your Fat Tuesday menu has to be loaded with fat? Or with ridiculously high calories? Or take hours and hours to cook? We found a few lighter-fare Mardi Gras recipes so you can enjoy the traditional Cajun and Creole flavors, without making compromises on nutrition.

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