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Get tested for COPD: Your lungs will thank you | Prime Living

If you're often short of breath during everyday activities, your chest feels tight, or you cough a lot, you may be chalking it up to getting older, having allergies, or being a... — Updated 10/16/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Helping seniors recognize fake news and propaganda | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any resources that you know of that can help seniors detect fake news? My 75-year-old mother shares a lot of misinformation with her family and friends... — Updated 10/16/2020

 

A year of travel has changed focus on domestic priorities | Prime Living

We step out of our car, immediately fascinated with two young women and many HUGE pack animals (horses and mules) they were loading with 8x8 posts. The critters were tethered to... — Updated 10/16/2020

 

Enjoy seasonal favorites with fall comfort foods; from pumpkin risotto to apple pear crisps | Prime Living

While this autumn season will likely look different than years past, wholesome meals celebrating fall flavors provide something to look forward to. Eating foods like walnuts,... — Updated 10/16/2020

 

Seven tips to save money and have fun shopping online | Prime Living

Online shopping allows you the ease of getting items delivered directly to your door. Not only is online shopping convenient, but it also allows you to discover sites that help you... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Should seniors consider a reverse mortgage now? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? The coronavirus damage to my retirement account has me considering it, but I want to make sure I know what I'm... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Manage medical conditions during COVID-19 | Prime Living

Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Thrilled to be freewheelin' from home | Prime Living

Culture shock is real. It happens when you go and when you return. Our world is different. It's shifted. Or maybe it's we who've changed. Like this: • We spend more time savoring... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

Five tips for creating a low-maintenance home | Prime Living

Because most people are spending more time at home than usual, ensuring your living spaces are clean and uncluttered can make being home more comfortable and enjoyable. However, not everyone has the time, or desire, to devote to... — Updated 9/17/2020

 

4 ways to help nurses during the pandemic | Prime Living

America's nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, many of whom are... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Shawn Morris    News

Herbal medicine for childhood IBS | Prime Living

Tummy pain is one of the most common children's health complaints, ranging from a quick 24-hour bug to persistent, daily aches for months on end. Chronic digestive pain can be debil... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Financial help for retirees affected by COVID-19 | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any financial assistance programs you can refer me to? The coronavirus pandemic has cost me my part-time retirement job and has shrunk my measly IRA... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Ways to maximize quality family time | Prime Living

Now as much as ever, close family ties can make a significant impact on young lives. Constantly emerging technology sometimes limits personal interaction, while many school-age chil... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

How living in Europe for nearly a year changed us | Prime Living

Freewheelin' up until now has meant we are untethered. But actually, we aren't. We made our way back to Washington from Europe in early July and hit the ground running with house... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

Is it culture shock? | Prime Living

The Return 3:45 a.m., our hosts Monique & Bernard drive us to the train station and escort us to our train in the Lyon-Par Dieu station. They kiss and hug us goodbye, Bernard ve... — Updated 7/24/2020

 

Practical tips for caregivers facing a pandemic | Prime Living

Whether your role as a caregiver has you looking out for an elderly relative, children or both, chances are good that you've worried about how the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to... — Updated 7/17/2020

 
 By Shawn Morris    News

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for concussion | Prime Living

There's quite a bit of attention currently on the effects of repetitive concussion, which can lead to post-concussive syndrome and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is... — Updated 7/17/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

Can I stop Social Security if I go back to work? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I lost my job last month because of the coronavirus crisis. With little savings, I’ve been thinking about starting my Social Security benefits early to help me... — Updated 7/17/2020

 

Engage virtually | Prime Living

Connection and a sense of community can be critical to well-being as people continue to distance and isolate. It can be challenging, especially for older adults, but there are ways... — Updated 6/26/2020

 

How to learn the dance of change | Prime Living

We had our life planned out, just like most, before the Panic. A year ago, we were planning a marriage, planning a trip to Europe, and planning to pet sit in many countries, especia... — Updated 6/26/2020

 
 By Jim Miller    News

How to make the most of your telehealth appointment | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, I manage a large doctor's clinic that treats hundreds of seniors each month. We are moving to more telehealth visits to help keep our patients safe at home... — Updated 6/18/2020

 
 By John McAlpine    News

Need for volunteers won't disappear with coronavirus | Prime Living

As we enter into the fourth month of this COVID-19 era, volunteer opportunities are fairly rare. While food banks are still operating, and can use support in the form of donated... — Updated 6/18/2020

 
 By Shawn Morris    News

Botanicals for ADHD | Prime Living

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a unique diagnosis to the late twentieth century. Children are most commonly diagnosed as they move through the education system,... — Updated 6/18/2020

 

How to cope with the emotional rollercoaster of change | Prime Living

At 12:01a.m., a notification arrives in Dan's email, and we see it at breakfast. Our flights from Lyon to Seattle set for June 30 are closed. Our hearts dropped. We have a series... — Updated 5/21/2020

 

Understanding Rare Cancers | Prime Living

Although rare cancers don't occur often, they can affect people of all ages and genders. A rare cancer is defined as fewer than 15 new diagnoses per 100,000 people per year,... — Updated 5/21/2020

 

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