Arthritis affects the lives of nearly one in five American adults and limits the lives of countless citizens each year. In fact, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States, and yet only 11 percent of those with arthritis participate in widely available, low-cost self-management workshops that help people manage symptoms, increase activity, and maintain independence.

Taking on the role of caregiver for an aging, disabled or seriously ill loved one can be emotionally challenging - and financially baffling. You want to ensure your loved one receives the best medical care available, yet hold down expenses at the same time. And if the person you care for has Medicare, you'll want to make sure you know how to best use it to help with medical expenses.

Being in control of your life is the American way – we are self-made, self-reliant people who covet our independence. But age or illness can rob us of the chance to make our own choices about healthcare.

Baby Boomers seem willing to try anything to slow the physical aspects of growing older. A new survey reports that 25 percent of Boomers would even put off retirement five years if it meant they’d never have wrinkles. The survey, conducted by the Florida Department of Citrus, sheds light on Americans’ top aging concerns.

Most people know that fiber aids in digestion and general health, but many are unsure what foods are high in fiber to add to their diet, or they dislike the taste of chalky fiber supplements. Plums are clinically proven to help regulate digestion through providing a natural boost of fiber, potassium and magnesium.

Baby boomers have been rewriting American culture for decades. Now, as the first wave of retiring boomers leaves the work force and the next wave is reaching the 55-plus mark, they are redefining yet another great American institution – volunteerism.

Good nutrition is always important, especially when you’re undergoing treatment for cancer. Proper nutrition supports your immune system and supplies you with the energy to do the things you enjoy.

 
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