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How Vision Loss Affects the Brain

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New studies indicate that when an older person’s brain has to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow. The human body doesn’t function in silos. It works as an integrated whole. If one part of the body has extra stress put on it, it can affect other areas. As one researcher concluded, “Vision impairment can lead to cognitive decline in older adults.” Ways...

Air Ambulances Are More Expensive Than Ever

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Did you know people over 55 are using air ambulances for emergencies more than ever? And not only that – emergency medical transport by air is becoming increasingly expensive! Here are two facts you should consider: From 2017 to 2020, the average estimated air ambulance costs rose a whopping 76.4%.Medicare and most insurances don’t cover the costs of medical transport. A standard ambulance...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day. As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, awareness activities increased. Therefore, it became apparent there was a need for a larger awareness campaign beyond just a day. On December 1, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution...

Who Needs Black Friday? You Have AMBA Passport!

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November is here, and that means one thing: Black Friday is coming and the best time of year is rapidly approaching! Get the grandkids Wish List, find out what your loved ones are craving…. gift-shopping has never been more fun or affordable because this year, you’ve got AMBA Passport on your side! What is AMBA Passport? AMBA Passport is your portal to MyAmba big discounts and benefits...

Living Your Best Life (At Any Age!)

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As we get older, staying active and finding things that inspire us becomes more important than ever. Keeping healthy in mind, body, and spirit is the essence of good living!  Here are some ideas on how to improve the quality of your life at any age. Your Best Life Starts With Staying Active All age groups should recognize the importance of staying physically active. It becomes especially...

Charcoal Toothpaste: Crazy Fad or Real Benefits?

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Charcoal toothpaste may be something you’ve only recently noticed on grocery store shelves. Though it’s relatively new to American consumers, charcoal toothpaste has been around since Roman times. While there is still plenty of research ahead for its benefits, many people find that charcoal toothpaste is worth a try. What Is Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal is most known for its ability to...

Why Soft-Bristled Toothbrushes Are Better

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When toothbrushes were invented hundreds of years ago, people had to debate which bristle material would clean their teeth more effectively, animal hair or twigs. Fortunately, our choices have improved since then. We have many toothbrush options, including toothbrushes with soft bristles and hard bristles. Many experts prefer soft bristles over hard-bristled toothbrushes. Here’s why: Soft...

How Age Affects Your Vision on the Road

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Healthy vision on the road can be the difference between safe driving and getting into an accident. Because eyesight goes through changes as we age, maintaining the health of your eyes is important. About 90% of the Info Drivers Process Comes Through the Eyes It’s a misconception that older drivers are unsafe drivers. One report determined older drivers don’t necessarily put others at...

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