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Craig Watson on Planning to Avoid Probate – Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

Planning to Avoid Probate and Guardianship without Using a Living Trust

Craig Watson, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

Arvie is an 85-year-old widow in good health. She delights in her two adult children, who also enjoy a good relationship. Her will was drafted over a decade ago. She owns a house (debt free) and about $150,000 in cash. She has a long term care insurance policy in case she needs nursing home care. She wonders if she needs a power of attorney and a medical directive, so she schedules an appointment with an elder law attorney. […]

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Complete Foot and Ankle Care of North Texas on Early Signs of Osteoporosis – LIVING WELL Magazine

Is Your Foot Fracture an Early Sign of Osteoporosis?

Local foot surgeon urges patients not to ignore foot pain

Courtesy Complete Foot and Ankle Care of North Texas, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

Unexplained foot fractures may be the first sign of osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease which affects over 28 million Americans and accounts for 1.5 million bone fractures a year. […]

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Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group on Common Ailments of the Aging Hand – Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

Common Ailments of the Aging Hand – Part 1

Richard S. Idler, MD, Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist, Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

America is aging. The current average age in American is slightly less than 50 years old and by 2022 the average age is projected to reach 65. As no surprise, aging brings time-induced cellular changes that affect one’s overall health and vitality. […]

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Centennial Medical Center on Staying Active to Stay Healthy – SENIOR Magazine

Stay active to stay healthy

Strength training, sports can help promote wellness

Courtesy Centennial Medical Center, Collin SENIOR Magazine

Engaging in regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to remain healthy. Many different types of physical activity can help reduce some of the aches, pains and stiffness associated with getting older, even if you have chronic conditions such as heart disease, arthritis or diabetes. Regular exercise also can help seniors stay independent and may decrease anxiety and depression. […]

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Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center talks "What you should know about joint replacement surgery" – SENIOR Magazine

What You Should Know About Joint Replacement Surgery

Robert F. Kepley, M.D., Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, Akron SENIOR Magazine

As people age, the number of health factors that need monitored can grow. Heart health, weight, diet, the list can go on. But something most people tend to overlook that’s imperative to maintaining wellbeing is joint health.

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Dr. Russell J. Otto on Sinus Surgery – SENIOR Magazine

Sinus Surgery

Russell J. Otto, MD, FACS, Denton SENIOR MAGAZINE

The thought of having sinus surgery conjures up different images to different people, depending on the stories they have heard. Some have not been good experiences. Recently, newer tools and minimally-invasive techniques have been developed for sinus surgery. One such system available in north Texas is Acclarent’s Balloon Sinuplasty System. […]

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Axtell-Rite Pharmacy on Closing the Coverage Gap in Medicare Part D – SENIOR MAGAZINE

Closing the Coverage Gap in Medicare Part D

Mark Johnson, R.CPhT, Axtell-Rite Pharmacy, Texoma SENIOR MAGAZINE

The Affordable Care Act includes provisions to close the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap (also known as the “donut hole”) to make prescription drugs more affordable for people with Medicare. The first step in closing the coverage gap was the mailing of the one-time $250 rebate check to most people who reached the coverage gap in 2010. The second step to closing the coverage gap starts January 1, 2011. […]

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AmeriState Bank, Tap Into Your Home's Equity – SENIOR Magazine

Tap into your home’s equity

Reverse mortgages benefit senior homeowners in times of need

Jarod Dutton, AmeriState Bank, Texoma SENIOR Magazine

Times are tough, and even more so for senior citizens who are dependent on their retirement and social security incomes to carry them through the “best times of their life.” Senior citizens need alternative means to offset their fixed income, rising healthcare costs, and other pitfalls of a struggling economy. […]