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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

4 Myths about Growing Older

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 20, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Julia Cameron believes in the lifelong pursuit of creativity and, through her workshops and books, has helped thousands of people connect with their creative energy.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

The Hidden Epidemic Among Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 12, 2017 10:51:47 AM

Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence:

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Telemedicine: Convenience and Cost Savings

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Apr 6, 2017 2:32:37 PM

I remember watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon in 1969. Maybe Walter Cronkite reported that Neil was wearing a cardiac monitoring device, but I doubt he used the term “telemedicine.”

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Ways to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 30, 2017 2:55:59 PM

First the disturbing news.

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Strategies to Deal with Chronic Illness

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 24, 2017 12:10:55 PM

At first, and for a while, the news shakes your world. Learning that you have diabetes, arthritis or another disease that is incurable and likely to be with you for a long time, maybe forever, disrupts your sense of security and well-being. The diagnosis brings a host of questions, fears and what-ifs for you and your loved ones.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Best Diets for Older Adults

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Mar 14, 2017 10:12:01 AM

Going on a diet is a perennial New Year’s resolution. No surprise as we continually hear about the obesity epidemic facing our country.

But all of us, regardless of shape, size and age, are on a diet. Diet is what we eat and drink daily to stay alive and active.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

What’s the Deal About Gluten?

Posted by Sue Campbell, RD, LD on Mar 7, 2017 8:50:42 AM

Gluten-free (GF) diets are definitely all the rage right now. People blame gluten for myriad disorders,  ranging from arthritis and asthma to multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia. However, there is little evidence supporting gluten as the cause or answer to any of these problems. Gluten-free diets also have not been effective for the purpose of losing weight. Many have become skeptical of the gluten-free diet, because it is viewed as simply the most recent diet trend.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Eat Well for a Healthy Heart

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 21, 2017 7:44:50 AM

Of course, you want a healthy heart. One of the best things you can do to keep your heart in shape is to pay attention to what you eat and drink.   

“The role of diet is crucial in the development and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Diet is one of the key things you can change that will impact all other cardiovascular risk factors,” explains the World Heart Federation.

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The Benefits of a Healthy Breakfast

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 2, 2017 9:01:14 AM

School-age children, older adults and everybody in between have all heard that starting the day with breakfast is a healthy habit.

But why is breakfast good for you? And, more importantly, what is a healthy breakfast?

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Mindfulness and Meditation Improve Brain Health

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 24, 2017 12:18:22 PM

Many of us try to include “brain food” in our daily diet. Blueberries, oatmeal, wild salmon, avocados and other foods have properties that may help improve memory, ward off dementia and improve overall cognitive health, researchers have found.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

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