Save Your Skin

Save Your Skin - Get checked

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma. The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be …

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Three Steps Toward a Better Retirement This Year

Three Steps Toward a Better Retirement This Year

For seniors who have already entered retirement, there are some important things that can be done in 2018 to make it better and more fulfilling: Consider your spending. Create a budget and track your expenses. Most experts say you’ll need at least 70 to 80 percent of your current income to live the same lifestyle …

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Getting on Track for Retirement

Getting on Track for Retirement

There’s good news for anyone worried about saving for retirement—you already have what it takes to be a smart saver! A recent survey by AARP and the Ad Council revealed that Americans are getting the most out of every dollar in many areas in their lives, with 92 percent using money-saving hacks like comparison shopping, …

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Three Simple Ways To Keep Your Information Safer

It seems as though data breaches affecting millions of Americans are constantly in the news these days. It’s understandable if this makes you anxious about the safety of your personal information. You can protect your data by using secure internet connections rather than public Wi-Fi when you’re providing sensitive information such as financial account numbers …

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Protect Your Eyes

protect your eyes from glaucoma

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. Although the most common forms …

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Wishing You Healthy Holidays

wash your hands

With cold and flu season well under way in Georgia, it’s important to keep in mind the one simple step that can help you and your family avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others: keep your hands clean.  Hand washing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, …

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Build a Better Breakfast

oatmeal breakfast

How many times have you heard someone say, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Here are the facts Breakfast fuels your entire day Absence of breakfast causes binge eating at later meals A simple breakfast can meet vital micronutrients goals that otherwise wouldn’t be met Common breakfast foods are high in fiber …

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Three Simple Ways To Improve Your Well-being

Three Simple Ways To Improve Your Well-being

September is Healthy Aging Month, a good time to reflect on how you can optimize your physical, mental and social health as you grow older. Here are three simple ways to improve your overall well-being: 1. Stimulating your brain regularly is a good way to prevent forgetfulness and keep your wits sharp. A national study of 3,000 …

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Immunizations: Not Just for Kids

immunizations

Immunization, or vaccination, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. While some diseases are becoming rare due to vaccinations, it’s important to understand that they haven’t been completely eradicated.  The viruses and bacteria that cause illnesses like measles, mumps, flu and chicken pox still exist — and can easily be spread by people who have …

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Celebrate Georgia’s Blueberries

georgia blueberries

July is National Blueberry Month! Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants. One cup of blueberries has just 80 calories, no fat and provides 25% of the daily requirement for Vitamin C. Georgia is among the top five blueberry producing states in the U.S. Keep your blueberries fresh and tasty by doing the following Blueberries …

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