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Chicago-Based Salvation Army Adds Volunteering, Elder Court To Menu of Senior Services

With its plate already full with programs to support caregivers, case work and grandparenting, a North Side Chicago branch of the Salvation Army added volunteering and an elder court to its menu of senior services, a program director said. A featured group and vendor at the American Society on Aging’s annual conference titled “Aging in […]

How to Heal a Cold Sore: Tackling Man’s Oldest Viral Nemesis

Homo sapiens evolved in Africa, emerging from that continent between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. The earliest humans migrated through the Middle East before splitting up and venturing into Asia and Europe. According to findings recently published in PLOS ONE by three University of Wisconsin researchers, humanity’s oldest viral enemy migrated out of Africa and […]

Why Is a Flu Vaccine Needed Every Year?

Most of the vaccinations we get last for many years and some we only get as children. So it makes sense that people often wonder why they need an influenza vaccination every fall. The reason is because of the virus’ high mutation rate. There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Within […]

Industry Execs: Despite Research, Debate, Caregiving Needs More Support

While the field has garnered much research and debate, especially in the face of budget cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, caregiving is largely under-resourced and under-funded, national industry experts say. During a panel at the American Society on Aging’s annual conference titled Aging in America in mid-March at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in […]

LABELS CAN BE DECEIVING: 3 Sneaky Claims Made By Food Manufacturers

Vision impaired? Listen to this article! On September 12, 2011, the FDA released new health warning labels for cigarette packages. In addition to the Surgeon General’s warning that smoking during pregnancy could harm your baby, each pack contains graphic images of lung disease and death. But as strict regulations pass for cigarettes concerns are arising […]

UVA AND UVB: What’s The Difference?

Vision impaired? Listen to this article! We’ve all seen it. Those sunscreen commercials that bombard us with information about how they protect you from the heat with their SPF (Sun Protection Factor) levels. Now that summer is here, a commonly asked question from our readers is what’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays? So, […]

Three Common Calorie Culprits That May Be Destroying Your Diet

Vision impaired? Listen to this article! Losing weight is a struggle that almost everybody can relate to. Whether you’re playing hoops in the summer, or hitting the gym in the winter, looking good is a hard job, and you don’t need anything to make it harder. Here are a few common calorie culprits that may […]