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It's Not Too Late To Prevent Illness

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Welcome to Senior Life at!  This week we have some new articles for you concerning health and two new sections to help you manage your life.

New Articles:
Let's start with the news coming from the Centers for Disease Control. The CDC is now recommending Shingles Vaccine for those over 60. If you or someone you know has had Shingles, you are aware of the debilitating pain it can cause. Please take a look at the entire article from HealthDay.

Another item is an Arthritis Checkup. It is a simple questionnaire to help you determine the impact of the aches and pains we all start feeling in our joints. It takes just a couple minutes to complete and you can do the questionnaire at your leisure.

Make sure you are eating healthy!  Finding the Right Diet for Your Aging Body  The older you get, the harder it is for your body to process nutrients.  If you eat the same amount of calories you did when you were younger and stronger, you will gain weight.  This article will give you tips on ways to stay at a healthy weight and reduce your risk for other ailments. 

Heavy drinking, heavy smoking and high cholesterol levels in midlife are associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease in later years, new research shows.  For the full story click Alzheimer's Researchers Find a Smoking Gun  

New Sections on KHQ Senior Life:
HomeCare of Washington is dedicated to helping seniors manage everyday tasks while encouraging independence and individual choice.  They offer personal care services, hospital and recovery services, transportation services, and homemaking services.  With locations all over Eastern and Central Washington, you can rest assured that there is an office near you.

AARP is an all-encompassing program that helps seniors get the healthcare they need, financial education and security, travel guides, ways to help others, and family life. It is a community of seniors helping each other by exchanging information about resources and enjoying life.