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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...

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...

3 Ways to Keep Your Smile Shining Bright

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Your at-home dental care routine is the foundation for you to achieve a healthy mouth and an attractive smile. Following the dentist recommended practice of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing is essential. But there are additional quick and easy ways you can take care of your mouth and maintain optimal oral health between dentist appointments. Here are 3 effective ways you can level up...

Your Feet Are Killing You Because You’re Killing Your Feet

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One of the best exercises is walking. It keeps muscles healthy and joints flexible, you can enjoy the outdoors, and, if you join a walking group, you can meet new friends with common interests. The average American walks between 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, which is approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. To find out how many steps you currently walk, your smartphone probably has a preinstalled...

Dashing Through the Snow for Holiday Travel? Be Sure Your Ambulance Bill Is Covered.

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Dashing Through the Snow for Holiday Travel? Be Sure Your Ambulance Bill Is Covered. Santa may be checking the list of who’s naughty, but if you’re taking a roadtrip to be with loved ones during the holidays, your checklist should include making sure you protect yourself from emergency medical transportation bills. Learn about a MASA membership now. Read Now > Learn more about med transportation...

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