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Senior Isolation During the Holidays

About one in five seniors reports being isolated, said Dallas Jamison, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Tens of millions of adults are chronically lonely, and a growing body of research has linked that isolation to disability, cognitive decline, and early death.

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Regular Exercise & Fitness

By Robin Miller A regular exercise and fitness routine isn’t just for younger people. Older adults can enjoy the benefits as well, says Dr. Madhav Goyal, M.D., of the NorthBay Center for Primary Care in Vacaville. Numerous studies have shown that people of all ages can improve their

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Chiropractic & Blood Pressure

I’ve been asked a few times if adjustments to the spine can have an effect on blood pressure. First, let me state that Chiropractors do not treat high blood pressure. When a patient comes in with high blood pressure, I always suggest they go to their medical

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The Big Fat Myth: Eating for a Healthy Heart

Most of us grew up believing that foods like red meat, eggs, and bacon are detrimental to heart health; an idea so deeply ingrained in our cultural psyche that few people even question it. But is it really true? Over the past 50 years, Americans have cut

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Active Lifestyle Fitness Studio

Active Lifestyle Fitness Studio

Above the door of Active Lifestyle Studio in downtown Vacaville is a quote. “What you do today, determines the goal of life tomorrow.” The owner, Mike Story, has other quotes around the studio. Do they help you exercise or stay fit? Probably not. But, they emphasize Mike

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Are You Suffering From Chronic Pain?

pain

FOODS TO AVOID AND FOODS TO ENJOY Many Americans today are in a place where suffering with pain is their way of life. This just may be the most widely accepted condition under the premise of “getting old.” According to a study in the American Institute of

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Redwood Eye Center

Most of us know we should get our eyes checked regularly. But, how often is regularly? Isn’t it okay to wait until you can’t see the computer screen as well as you used to or until those road signs at night aren’t quite as sharp as they

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Physical Changes Begin in Your 30s: Invest in Your Health, Mitigate Risks

Physical Changes Begin in Your 30s

As someone who has studied aging, its impact on our psychology, our bodies, and society I am keenly aware that aging brings inherent risks, gradually changing our physical and mental capabilities. Working with the Senior Coalition has fundamentally changed the way I think about growing older, the

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Are you 50?

Are You 50?

Time to get tested and prevent colorectal cancer (BPT) – When she was 55 years old, Valerie B. made a promise to a total stranger. It may have saved her life. “I was sitting in the doctor’s office for a mammogram,” the Atlanta woman says. “There was

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Tips to Start Thinking About Meditation

Meditation

NO MATTER WHAT! Most people who do not meditate regularly believe that everything else is more important than taking the time to meditate. That simply is not true. Once you have enjoyed the many benefits of a regular (daily) meditation practice, you will find everything else gets

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