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Life Over 65 Doesn’t Have to be Lonely

When you think of health risks, smoking and being overweight probably top the list. But there's a surprising hidden health threat that affects up to 30 percent of adults over 65 — loneliness.

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Navigating The Change: What You Need to Know About Menopause

Menopause — when a woman's body stops menstruating, ovulating and producing estrogen and progesterone — is a natural part of a woman's life. The average age that women reach menopause is 51.

And you don't actually go through menopause. Technically, you go through perimenopause, the transitional period of time before you hit menopause which is the specific marker that signifies you haven't had a menstrual cycle in a year.

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Easy Ways to Prevent Falls

Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

Each year, thousands of older men and women are disabled, sometimes permanently, by falls that result in broken bones or trauma. Yet small changes in homes and lifestyles can help.

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Questions About Open Enrollment

Health insurance can be a complicated subject. If you have questions, you’re not alone. Many of us need a bit of help sorting through all the details.

This time of year, we start to hear a lot about “open enrollment.” But what, exactly, does that mean? And how does it affect people who secure their own health insurance? Is open enrollment different for individuals with Medicare? When does it start?

We’ve got answers to those questions and more. Browse the Q&A below to find all the basics about open enrollment.

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Ready for Medicare?

You’re almost 65, or perhaps you’re older, and planning to navigate Medicare may seem overwhelming.

Here are answers to a few questions to help you get started. 

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