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Black History Month

Black History Month: Moses Scott

The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education was supposed to end segregation in public schools once and for all. But in Prince Edward County, Virginia, the local Commission on Public Education launched a “massive resistance” to the Supreme Court’s decision by shutting down the public school system in 1959. Here is how Moses Scott overcame adversity.

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Diabetes & Fall Prevention

Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there is a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. People with diabetes often have no symptoms at first. They may not have symptoms for many years. Learn how to help prevent falls caused by Diabetes.

Black History Month

Oral Histories of Former Slaves Recorded for Future Generations

Capturing the oral histories of our elders is a beautiful way to make sure their contributions and wisdom are not forgotten. Firsthand accounts of the past can help educate future generations, which is of paramount importance. Thanks to our high-tech world, it’s now easier than ever to record our elders for posterity, but during the Great Depression, it took considerably more effort.

Women Inventors

Women Inventors Who Changed Our Lives

Do you know the following five ingenious women behind inventions and everyday products that deliver comfort, convenience and better health for us all?

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Nutrition and Cancer Treatment

Family caregivers play a major role in a cancer patient’s journey to recovery. They shoulder a myriad of responsibilities from helping the patient attend doctor appointments, to providing emotional support, to tending to the nutritional needs of the patient.

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Medications and Foods to Avoid with Heart Disease

For both men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing 25 percent of all people. February is American Heart Month, a reminder to protect heart health. High LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking are chief risk factors for heart disease, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost half of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.

Technology After Retirement

Technology Transforms Retirement

Technology is an amazing gift, giving us the ability to connect to friends and family who live far away, pay bills without leaving the house and hail a cab while sitting in your living room. Technology is also transforming our lives in retirement.

February Caring Newsletter

The February edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter is now available!

Emergency Health Checklist

Creating an Emergency Health Checklist

When a medical emergency occurs, every minute counts. Putting systems in place to help you be proactive in an emergency could potentially save your life, or a loved one’s life. But how can you possibly know what you’ll need in an emergency before it happens? We’ve got you covered with this Emergency Health Information Checklist.

Best Books

10 Best Books From 1950-1980

With the immense collection of American literature, it is nearly impossible to narrow a list of 10 best books to read. So we picked these 10 best books from the 1950s through 1980s as favorites of the boomer generation (born 1946 –1964). These children’s classics to fiction standouts helped shaped the ingenuity, determination and humor of a generation of astronauts and politicians to rock stars and teachers.

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