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Physical Health

Fall Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falling is a leading cause of injury in the United States.

Read more about fall preventionin the CDC's "Stay Independent" brochure [PDF].


Easy bruising: Common as you age

Mayo Clinic

Yet another bruise. What caused that dark, unsightly mark on your leg? You don't recall bumping into anything. Lately, however, you seem to be bruising frequently. Is this cause for concern?

Easy bruising is common with age. Although most bruises are harmless and go away without treatment, easy bruising can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem.

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Healthy Aging

Read more tips [PDF] for eating the right foods to help you age healthfully.

Start Your Morning Off Right!

Breakfast boosts memory, improves your mood, and can help control your weight. A numer of research studies have found that students who eat breakfast score higher on tests. The same is true for adults. People who eat breakfast also are generally thinner. Start the day with a healthy breakfast like high-fiber cereal or oatmeal and a glass of juice. If you'e not much of a breakfast eater, try having a "smoothie" for your morning meal-blend a banana, low-fat yogurt, and orange juice together.

Dental Health
Cavities aren't just for kids. Find out how to prevent them and keep your smile strong. Plus, 4 other common concerns.