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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families, such as health care, employment, income security, and protection from financial abuse. Learn more.… more
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If you’re a Florida Medicare recipient affected by Hurricane Irma, federal officials have taken steps to ease your access to health care services, even if you’re forced to flee your home. Learn more… more
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Power outages and water damage plague nursing homes coping with the aftermath of hurricanes. Some facilities were in mandatory evacuation areas and had to relocate residents and staff members. Others had to weigh the disruption of moving frail residents to other facilities, possibly far away, against the dangers of the impending storm. Learn more… more
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Michael J. Fox is something of a medical anomaly. After a decade or so, most Parkinson's patients become less responsive to the synthetic dopamine that can help regulate the condition's characteristic tremors. But he's still responsive and has found a mix of drugs that has him feeling better than he did 10 years ago. Which is why he's been able to extend his working career far beyond the decade he was allotted in 1991. Read more… more
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An important new study links diet and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers revealed that following either a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet or its close cousin, the MIND diet, can reduce future cognitive impairment by up to 35 percent. The MIND Diet 1. Whole grains: Eat at least three servings a day of things like whole wheat, oats and brown rice. And consider the MIND diet your license to eat carbs — of a certain stripe. Processed white flour is a no-no, and sweets and pastries are pretty much verboten. 2. Leafy green vegetables: The MIND diet kicks the veggie requirement up a notch from the Mediterranean plan, recommending a salad plus one other vegetable every day. 3. Wine: You get a glass a day, though you are instructed to consume your Pinot only with dinner.  4. Nuts: Your go-to snack. Opt for about a handful of unsalted almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts, varieties that McEvoy notes are especially high in fiber, vitamins and the omega-3 fatty acids that some have hypothesized fight the inflammation that may compromise brain health. Read full article… more
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Decades into his career, marine biologist David Vaughan stumbled upon a method for growing coral faster than had previously been believed possible, a breakthrough that can add clean air to the planet, and has possible implications for treatment of cancer and tumors. Now he has a new lease on life and is determined not to retire until he can plant a million new corals.… more
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Play Mahjongg Dimnesions online free at AARP! just spin the Mahjong cube and work your way to the top of the leader boards!… more
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Member Benefits - With AARP membership, there's always more to discover. Read more about some of the AARP member benefits.… more
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