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How to deal with diabetes – Southeast Louisiana Home Health, LIVING WELL Magazine

How to deal with diabetes

Courtesy Southeast Louisiana Home Health, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that is a lifelong chronic illness. It manifests itself by high levels of sugar in the blood that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Symptoms of high blood sugar include blurred vision, excess thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, hunger, weight loss and more serious diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). […]

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What older people know that we don't – ParkGate Retirement Community, LIVING WELL Magazine

What Older People Know That We Don’t

Navigating the trials of life and aging in the world of the older generation
By Chris Smith, Parkgate, North Dallas LIVING WELL Magazine
America is on the verge of losing yet another natural resource. In about 10 years, three-fourths of America’s oldest generation will be gone. They will take with them lessons learned about living throug […]

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Don't miss the 20th Annual Boomer and Beyond Expo – LIVING WELL Magazine

The 20th Annual Boomer and Beyond Expo

Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine
The Senior Resource Council proudly presents the 20th Annual Boomer and Beyond Expo on June 2, 2012 at the World Arena. Our annual expo focuses on providing resources, education and products to our seasoned community. With over 100 vendors and 1,500 attendees last year, the Boomer and Beyond Expo has been become one of the largest in Colorado catering to the aging population. We are excited this year to bring you more products, technology and vendors that are available to assist you to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle as you age. […]

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Time does not heal all wounds – Lifecare Technology, LIVING WELL Magazine

Time Does Not Heal All Wounds
Courtesy Lifecare Technology, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Although most skin wounds heal normally, there are millions in the U.S. with problem wounds that do not heal. Most occur on the legs or feet and are associated with problems such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (reduced circulation), peripheral neuropathy (reduced sensation) and chronic leg edema (swelling). […]

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It's time to plan your long-term care – Neighbor Insurance Services, Inc., LIVING WELL Magazine

It’s Time to Plan Your Long-Term Care

Courtesy Neighbor Insurance Services, Inc., Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
No one ever wants to think about needing long-term care, whether it is at home or in a nursing home. But, the odds of needing long-term care are high; at least 70% of people over age 65 will require long-term care services at some point in their lives. Long-term care services may include help with activities of daily living: home health care, respite care, hospice care, adult day care, care in a nursing home, or care in an assisted living facility. They may also include care management services, which will evaluate your needs, coordinate and monitor the delivery of long-term care services. […]

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Count on your local Farm Bureau Agent, Randy Strnad – LIVING WELL Magazine

Count On Your Local Farm Bureau Agent
By Randy Strnad, Farm Bureau Agent, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
Have you ever felt like you’re the only one who doesn’t understand your health insurance plan? Don’t. Making decisions about health insurance and understanding it can be overwhelming and confusing for everyone. That’s why you can count on your local Farm Bureau agent to help you make sense of all the jumble and jargon. […]

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Looking for a new pharmacy? Majoria Drugs can help – LIVING WELL Magazine

Looking For A New Pharmacy?

By Vic Welker, Manager, Majoria Drugs, New Orleans LIVING WELL Magazine
Because of a change in your insurance plan, are you forced to look for a new pharmacy to get your medication? This recently occurred in Louisiana. Those with Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Louisiana were forced to look for prescription services elsewhere when a national drug chain decided to no longer accept Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Louisiana. At the beginning of 2012, many were forced to seek out new pharmacies. […]