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One of the best gifts you can give

One of the most important gifts you can give to your loved ones is a very special gift you give to yourself: the gift of good health. Let me explain. Our loved ones depend on us for our wisdom, our parental abilities, our ability to join in and be a part of things. Maybe you’re at the stage where your kids need help moving into their college...

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Hearing loss and cognitive load

As we all know, different centers of the brain perform different functions. But when we experience hearing loss, these brain centers can become rewired to help make up for the deficiency in hearing. This affects our cognitive load and can lead to stress, anxiety, and even cognitive decline. For example, at a dinner party we may have difficulty...

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Talk with kids about funeral planning

Planning your final wishes is a gift parents can give their children that has profound and long-lasting repercussions. The emotional component to bereavement can be devastating for any family. Making blind decisions at this time only adds stress for siblings. Perhaps a parent passed away unexpectedly, or their wishes weren’t detailed in...

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Affordable new plans now available

New affordable Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans may be available. Plans and prices change every year. Your situation may have changed, too. You may find plans with coverage and features that better meet your needs. The Open Enrollment Period for the ACA runs now through Friday, December 15, for coverage starting January 1, 2024. Applications...

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Ranging in warm shades that match the spirit of the season, Christmas cactus plants are a perfect pick for holiday gifting or adorning your own abode

If you’ve been hearing those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too, it’s time to celebrate the simple joys of the season. When shopping for festive hostess gifts or feathering your own nest in holiday cheer, this year why not bag the boring old poinsettia and opt for something a tad more daring? The Christmas cactus. Mimi...

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