Healthiest states for seniors

Stacker consulted America's Health Rankings' 2022 Senior Report to determine which states are the most and least healthy for senior populations.  

Is mouth breathing really that bad? Yes, especially for older adults

(BPT) - Are you taking your nose for granted? Most people don’t think of their nose as a complex organ that plays a role in keeping you healthy, especially as you age. With aging, however, comes changes ...

Best places to retire to in the South

Looking for sunshine? Here are the 50 best places in the South to retire, according to data from Niche.com curated by Stacker.

Three Ways to Tweak Retirement Spending to Save on What Matters Most

(BPT) - Big economic changes can, and should, prompt big changes in individuals’ personal financial habits. That can look different from household to household but changing economic conditions …

Kick up your heels – ballroom dancing offers benefits to the aging brain and could help stave off dementia

The big idea: Social ballroom dancing can improve cognitive functions and reduce brain atrophy in older adults who are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. …

Prepare for Retirement by Steadying Your Financial Ship

(BPT) - Approaching retirement is an exciting prospect: transitioning into this phase of life gives everyone the chance to spend more time with their family and enjoy favorite hobbies. However, wider …
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The retirees are alright: 60% say they're doing OK, but financial concerns remain

Guideline examines the financial state of retirees, using data from the Social Security Administration, U.S. Census, and Federal Reserve.

Shoot for the Stars When It Comes to Medicare Advantage

(NewsUSA) - By Alan Stewart, SVP, Medicare Divisional Leader, Humana - If you’re one of the nation’s 58.6 million people with Medicare, you understand the importance of selecting a health …

Being a Good Parent and Child: Today’s Sandwich Generation Under Pressure

(NewsUSA) - Many adults today are juggling the demands of work, household upkeep, finances and school-aged children, while also caring for an aging parent. This group, known as the sandwich …

Control Your Retirement: Three Hacks for Smart Savings

(BPT) - Approaching retirement is an exciting prospect for many adults 50+ who can look forward to spending more time with family and friends and enjoying the benefits of their hard-earned savings. …

Best places to retire on the East Coast

Using Niche's 2022 Best Places to Retire, Stacker compiled a list of the best places to retire on the East Coast.

This prescription savings tool can help all Americans save on medications

(BPT) - With rising out-of-pocket medication costs and difficulty navigating prescription pricing options, many Americans are cutting corners on their health and prescription adherence.An estimated …

How Cold Weather Activities Can Impact Heart Health

(Family Features) Research shows many people face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow.
Free Online Survey Alerts Older Adults to Risks of Falling, a Major Hazard

(NewsUSA) - (NewsUSA) - The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that's still the same? Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your …

Hack Your Retirement: Budget Tips for Fixed Incomes

(BPT) - For any individual 50+ years old, the prospect of retirement represents a major shift in how you approach spending and saving. Learning how to budget on a fixed income is a significant …

Your nose knows: How smell is helping scientists detect brain disease and what you can do to help

(BPT) - Your sense of smell is a powerful part of the human experience. Smell strongly influences how something tastes. Emotion can be influenced by certain smells. And if your sense of smell is …

What if there was a map to finding the best treatment for lung cancer?

(BPT) - You’re an avid runner and cyclist. You eat well and don’t smoke. Overall, you’re doing all the right things when it comes to your health. Then you get diagnosed with …

What would your eulogy say?

(BPT) - We plan ahead for the things in life we look forward to — the birth of a baby, weddings, vacations and holidays. It doesn’t come as naturally to plan for our funeral. It’s …

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The impact of physical activity on loneliness and social isolation for older adults

(BPT) - It’s been well-established that physical activity like walking, yoga and going to a fitness center has many health benefits for older adults. These include better sleep, less anxiety …

Testing for osteoporosis: Assessing your risk for bone breaks

(BPT) - As people age, they become more likely to develop osteoporosis, a disease that occurs when bones lose density and mass. This can cause bones to be brittle, weak and easily broken. The good …

Best rural counties for retirees in America

Stacker compiled a list of the best rural counties for retirees in America based on Niche's best counties for retirees list from 2022.   

What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 to Help Stay Safe this Winter Season

(BPT) - By: Danielle Hambrick, PharmDAs colder weather drives us to spend more time indoors, it’s critical to plan for the spread of respiratory infections and get vaccinated, especially for …

5 tips for remote caregiving

(BPT) - If you’re one of the millions of caregivers in the United States, you know that caregiving can be difficult. The last few years may have brought unexpected new challenges, such as the …

5 Ways to Foster Purpose with Age

(BPT) - Each phase of life provides an opportunity to find new things that provide a sense of purpose, activities that get us up in the morning and bring fulfillment. Beyond the feeling, there is …

Protect your most valuable asset during open enrollment and beyond: The importance of an annual eye exam

(BPT) - When was the last time you had an eye exam? If you can't remember, it's time to make an appointment. Even if your vision seems fine, it's important to get an eye exam every year.It helps to …

Self-care strategies for around-the-clock unpaid caregivers

(BPT) - Before Wanda Green Scott became a caregiver for her mother nine years ago, she was the one needing care. Wanda has lived with lupus for almost half of her life, and as an only child whose …

U.S. veterans turn to hemp-derived cannabis as alternative to opioids

(BPT) - Veterans are frequently underserved or abandoned while facing opioid addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), homelessness, physical disability and other issues. Too often many …

Mission fraud-free: 11 ways veterans can ward off scammers

(BPT) - While identity theft and similar scams are a problem for many Americans, U.S. veterans face a higher-than-average risk of falling victim to that kind of fraud.Statistics back that up. For …
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