• July 24, 2016

Senior Living

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8 rousing reasons to put a hearing test at the top of your 'done' list

(BPT) - Of all the life hacks for better living, taking care of your hearing is among the smartest — and it yields an incredible ROI. In short, getting a hearing test is worth it.

Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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Wednesday 07/06/2016
Give Seniors a Lift With Household Chores
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Many older adults want to remain in their homes as they continue to enjoy good health and independence. However, some activities of daily living, including household chores, become more challenging with age because of factors such as slower gait, impaired balance, reduced mobility, and reduced muscle strength.

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Monday 06/27/2016
The 'silent' liver disease: A new public health concern for the 21st Century
Updated: July 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - By the time you finish reading this article, 14 American adults will have been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Thirty-three percent of Americans are obese, and by 2030, this rate is expected to rise to 50 percent. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a growing epidemic associated with diabetes and obesity. NAFLD is a chronic liver disease characterized by the build-up of extra fat in the liver cells that is not caused by alcohol use. While it is normal for the liver to contain some fat, certain people accumulate extra fat. Left untreated, the accumulation of fat in the liver can progress to a more severe form of NAFLD called Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

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Monday 06/20/2016
5 ways Americans unite to help one another
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - It seems as though there’s a lot of disagreement in our country these days. Political parties not only argue with each other, but they also fight within their ranks. Turn on the news and bickering is everywhere. Click on any internet story and you’ll read through pages of angry comments.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
New tool promises to bridge communication gap for overactive bladder
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Sixty is a milestone for Carolyn Hampton and she’s not shy about sharing her age because it’s a tribute to how she’s lived. She’s more active than ever; she loves to dance and has even taken up tennis and running. None of this would have been possible a few years back because of her constant worry and concern about having an accident. Hampton’s in charge now, but for years her bladder ran the show.

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Monday 06/13/2016
6 tips and insights to avoid the 'grandparent scam'
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

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Friday 06/10/2016
For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power
Updated: June 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Although they didn’t receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives.

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Monday 06/06/2016
The truth about Alzheimer's: early detection makes a difference
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 5 million Americans and one out of every three seniors will die from it. Yet misconceptions surround Alzheimer’s disease.

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Four simple ways to stay safe this summer
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - June is National Safety Month — an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions to prepare for unexpected incidents.

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City says downtown lane closures begin Monday
Posted: July 23, 2016

The area bounded by 10th Street east to 24th Street and Rancier Avenue south to Avenue E will experience intermittent lane closures beginning Monday and continuing through January, the city of Killeen announced in a Friday news release.

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Heights police investigating 19-year-old woman’s death
Posted: July 23, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — Police continue to investigate the death of a 19-year-old woman early last week.

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