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The Greatest Fear

by on 08/17/2012 - 11:52 am
Category: Smart Living

By Michael Brady
When we talk about retirement planning, there is really only one contender for the title of “Greatest Fear,” and that’s “Will I outlive my money or will my money outlive me?” All other concerns pale in comparison to this one and are related in some way to this mother of all fears. And this is a real fear for almost everyone when you think about the facts.
First, the average retirement age in the U.S. is 62 years old. If a wife and her husband are both that age today, the average age at which the second of them will die is now 92. That’s a joint life expectancy of 30 years. The fear manifests itself from the concern of how ...

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Is Massage Right for Seniors?

by on 07/20/2012 - 01:34 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Natalie Rumbaugh´╗┐

Seventy percent of seniors use some form of alternative medicine. Massage therapy is one of the more popular of these treatments. However, many seniors are still reluctant to incorporate massage into their lifestyles. This is unfortunate because more and more research is showing that massage can be particularly helpful for seniors. It can improve conditions ranging from chronic pain to a general sense of well-being and, for healthy individuals, it can make it much easier to start or continue regular exercise. If you are among those who have toyed with the idea of exploring massage therapy but have shied away, it’s worth it to take a closer look at what you can e ...

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Rescue Tales!

by on 07/19/2012 - 03:15 pm
Category: Community

By Georjette Thomas´╗┐
The design of a family is perfect in every way. Parents take care of children for 18-plus years until they reach maturity and can make good life decisions. When lessons on respect, value and compassion are taught, young adults are equipped with the very best tools to go out and meet the world. And because of dedicated parents, society reaps the benefit of the next generation of amazing and responsible grown-ups.
Sadly, JJ never had the benefit of appropriate pet parenting. Adopted as a fun and happy little puppy, his life looked promising. Two years later, and after having lived in a basement, JJ was returned to the shelter timid and fearful. Flea infes ...

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Amp Up Your Smart Phone

by on 07/19/2012 - 02:28 pm
Category: Community

By Jay Minkin
One of the more important aspects for this writer is keeping a vast library of music stored on the SD card of his cell phone. My original smart phone finally died after more than five years of use. I updated my phone and switched out my SD card from the old phone to the new one so I didn’t have to physically load 1,500 songs.
The first thing I noticed was that the album art did not transfer over. There are several apps that will try to find the correct album art that goes with your music files, and most are free. I downloaded a few of these and let them do their magic. The next step was checking the song list. I tried a few different free apps to see how ...

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Rescue Tales!

by on 07/19/2012 - 02:23 pm
Category: Community

By Karin Shulin
Lou was a stray and was picked up in Lorain County wandering on busy Route 58 during a rain storm. We found out about Lou and stepped in to cover his medical costs for neutering and updating his shots. What a magnificent dog he has turned out to be. Lou is a healthy 56-pound brindle boy who loves everyone and has stunning markings as well as a sunny disposition.
We had to teach Lou how to play with toys. His favorite is a big ball with another ball that rolls inside called a Teaser Ball which will go with him to his new forever home. We found a foster for Lou and started obedience training right away. Lou is treadmill trained and is working on advanced obedi ...

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Selecting a Fitness Facility

by on 07/19/2012 - 02:20 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Jeff Cook
Selecting a fitness program and exercise facility can be a difficult decision. Making the right choice up front can mean the difference between success or failure in achieving your fitness goals. Here are some questions you should consider asking when evaluating an exercise facility and making this important life decision:
• Does the facility offer the flexibility to create a personalized program to fit your unique lifestyle and goals?
• Are you guaranteed a level of privacy that gives you a personal, focused exercise experience?
• Do you have access to the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week?
• Will your personal trainer share accountabil ...

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Have You Put Life On Hold?

by on 07/18/2012 - 02:02 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Sharon Stephens
It’s an easy thing to do. You kind of develop “as soon as” disease and “as soon as I lose this weight” is at the top of the Life On Hold list.
It is remarkable what we can hold ourselves back from—anything from a neighborhood barbecue or a day at the beach with our kids to a new job or a new romance. It wouldn’t be quite so bad if we had all the time in the world, but as an old friend of mine used to say, “Tomorrow isn’t promised.”
My first bit of wisdom for you is to stop thinking about what “they” think and start living your life—today. The second step is to take a ri ...

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Financially Responsible

by on 07/18/2012 - 01:04 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Rebecca Bar-Shain
I was recently asked, “What’s the first step a working single woman should take in her journey toward becoming financially responsible?” Most people ask this question expecting to hear about the latest investment strategies. However, my response is to learn about managing risks. Whether you are a woman or a man, newly divorced or widowed, or have been single for many years, one of the biggest financial assets you could have is your ability to generate potential income. Therefore, securing adequate disability insurance may be a top priority. Some employees have good coverage through their company group plan, but more and more people are working ...

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Sex drive, hormones, and more

by on 07/17/2012 - 01:14 pm
Categories: Food, Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca
For years, maca has probably been best known for its ability to help restore libido for men and women. More recently, natural health experts have been recommending this superfood for a broader set of symptoms, including menopausal support, polycystic ovarian syndrome, sperm production and motility in men, and increased metabolism, stress reduction and memory improvement in general.
However, these benefits are sometimes hit or miss, providing great benefit for some, while missing the mark for others. Thanks to some new research, we may now know why.
Recent studies have begun to show that while all Peruvian maca has benefit as a superfood, there a ...

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Help for Patients Who Snore

by on 07/11/2012 - 10:35 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Drs. Vienna and Bizga
As part of our caring approach to dentistry, at the Vienna Dental Group we educate our patients on all aspects of oral health so they can take charge of their well-being. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Q. I have seen advertisements touting dental implants in one day. In reality, why does the process often take months?
Although some dentists promote implants in one day, it is not the best solution. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is misleading advertising. For the best results, you want to allow the bone to grow around the implant so it is solid and can support the tooth replacement. Generally, this process take ...

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