Tag: health

Battle Point Park, Bainbridge

From Backyard Game to International Sport

Born on Bainbridge, pickleball is attracting fun-seekers and...

The fastest-growing sport in America was developed one rainy day on Bainbridge Island when some bored teens were sent outside to play on a badminton court with some paddles and a perforated ball. It was the genesis of pickleball. And since its simple … read more

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Beware of ‘Free Genetic Testing’ Medicare Scam

Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries. Scammers target Medicare beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs … read more

How Music Therapy Affects Memory

How Music Therapy Affects Memory

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s. Because the disease currently has no cure, researchers are continually looking for ways to … read more

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Activities to Successfully Engage Persons with Dementia

According to a 2019 Alzheimer’s Association report, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. This sad and startling statistic means many of us know someone who has this terrible illness and are all too familiar with the devastating effects … read more

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How an Ounce of Prevention Can Save Your Life

The rising health risks associated with our overplanned, busy lifestyles have become common knowledge in the popular press over the last 10 years. It is well advertised that Americans are more overweight than other developed countries, with 39.8 percent of adults categorized as … read more

Gardening Made Easy for Boomers

Gardening Made Easy for Boomers

As you get older, don’t let your interest...

You’re a baby boomer. Your green thumb, and your knees and back, seem to bend with more effort. (Was 1968 really 50 years ago?) Don’t let your interest in gardening wane — gardening is important to physical and mental wellbeing as you get … read more

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Being Conscious of Asbestos in and Around the Home

Today we know it as a carcinogenic material, but for most of the 20th century, asbestos was praised as a “miracle mineral” that was used in a wide variety of industries and materials. It was an important addition in ships, boilers, insulation and … read more

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10 Doctor-Recommended Healthy Habits

Are you looking for tangible ways to improve your health? Not sure where to start? Consider the top recommendations from the American Medical Association (AMA). “From time to time, it’s important to consider your personal goals, and how you can make positive health … read more

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