Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

How to Cope With an Empty Nest – Stay strong, talk to each other and (maybe) get a dog

Remember that this transition is a two-way street. When kids visit home for breaks or summer vacation, you’ll both have to readjust. Remind your child to eat breakfast or wear a sweater outside, for example, and you might get an eye roll in response.  ...
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Case Western Reserve University Takes a Bite Out of Costly Dental Care

Each year, the dental school’s students and residents treat more than 8,000 patients, including university students, employees and the general public, at discounted prices. Patients are treated by third- and fourth-year dental students and residents, with supervision from dental school faculty members. Following X-rays and the exam, the clinic will schedule each patient’s next appointment aimed at crafting a personalized, detailed treatment plan. ...
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6 Loneliness-Busters to Make You Happier and More Connected (We Promise!)

There are plenty of options in this digital age: online chat, online video chat, video on your phone, email, etc. While learning a new digital platform can be challenging, once you get the hang of it, advantages include convenience and accessibility. Most tech-based communication channels are free or included with other bills you’re already paying such as phone and internet. ...
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Go Ahead, Drink that Extra Cuppa Joe

Coffee lovers, we've got great news for you. Drink up. Seems all that caffeine is full of antioxidants. Dying for a cup of coffee may lower your chances of actually dying. Just skip the sweet additives and fattening creams. ...
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5 Key Ways to Lose Weight After 50

If you think your weight gain may have something to do with midlife stress (aging parents, college tuition bills and managerial responsibilities at work, anyone?), this approach may be especially helpful to have in your weight-loss toolbox. ...
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Join Our Team; The 2018 Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s

We’re team players at Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond and Parent magazines. And we want YOU on OUR team!
Join us on Saturday, Oct. 13 for the 2018 Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Register to walk with our team (go to the drop-down menu and check Northeast Ohio Parent/Boomer under “Local Teams”) and meet us at the Great Lakes Science Center.
On-site registration is at 8 a.m., the kickoff ceremony is at 10, followed by the walk through downtown Cleveland. Stay for the after-party events.
Not a walker? Consider a donation to this terrific cause. Just check the box online to donate through our team.
Walkers raising $50 or more will get a free limited-edition Boomer and Beyond T-shirt.
To join our team and for more information go act.alz.or
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Shape Up for Summer; Eat at Home

Meals made at home need not mirror those ordered in restaurants. On the contrary, simple is better when it comes to home cooking. Plan your entire meal around a couple of pieces of fresh produce and a wholesome, lean protein. No need for complicated sauces or sides — these are where the harmful calories hide, anyway. ...
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Dental Emergencies: Chip Shape

Broken teeth that remain in one piece have a good chance at replacement, as long as the tooth is kept moist, clean and is placed back in the socket in about an hour's time.   Fractured teeth can be restored, regardless of the time that has passed, as long as good tooth structure remains. The fractured piece can be bonded to the tooth or a composite plastic can replace the structure of the missing tooth. ...
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