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Baby Boomers Trading In and Trading Up Their Vehicles

A recent study has found that Baby Boomers have now become the most likely age group to purchase a new vehicle, many of whom choose to finally buy their “dream car.” Luxury automakers Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Porsche are among the … Continue reading

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LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL

Making a few simple changes to your diet could help lower your cholesterol naturally. Below are the Top 5 foods as recommended by the Mayo Clinic: Olive Oil Nuts – walnuts, almonds, pecans High Fiber Foods – oatmeal, kidney beans … Continue reading

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REAL ESTATE TREND: TINY HOUSES

When it comes to houses, bigger isn’t always better. Tiny houses are the newest trend in the housing market, especially for those boomers looking to downsize. Averaging from 100 to 400 square feet, they offer many of the same amenities … Continue reading

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Asthma Treatment Breakthrough

A team of scientists from Cardiff University in Great Britain believe they have identified the root cause of asthma. Experiments on mice and human airway tissue found that calcium sensing receptor cells – which detect changes in the environment – … Continue reading

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SODIUM IN YOUR DIET

Sodium is essential for proper body functions –it helps balance fluids within the body, it helps transmit nerve impulses and it can influence the contraction and relaxation of muscles. However, the average American gets about 3,400 mg of sodium a … Continue reading

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BEE VENOM MAY HELP FIGHT CANCER

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say venom from honeybees may block the growth or spread of cancer. A substance called melittin found in the venom prevents cancer cells from multiplying. The author of the study, Dianjan Pan … Continue reading

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MORE AMERICANS RETIRING ABROAD

The rate of Americans retiring outside of the United States has doubled over the past 10 years. Low cost of living, warm weather year round, and the experience of a new culture are enticing prospects. But, there are a few … Continue reading

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FOOD SAFETY FOR SUMMER COOKOUTS

Barbecues and pool parties with family and friends often top the list summer activities. But, cooking outside can lead to bacteria growth and food-borne illness Cathy Cochran, a food safety expert at the United States Department of Agriculture, warns that … Continue reading

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KNOW YOUR SOURCE WHEN ORDERING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE

A 2007-2010 study by the CDC found that people age 65 and older took an average of 5+ prescription drugs.  Their research also found that the cost of prescription medications has been rising.  The financial burden can be overwhelming, especially … Continue reading

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THE SECRET TO LONGEVITY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 1920 the average life expectancy was 54. Today, it is 78. So, what is the secret? The Longevity Project, a book based on an 8 decade long study at Stanford University, found … Continue reading

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