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Aging Well: Protecting seniors from identity theft

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Are the seniors in your life as protected as they can be from threats of identity theft? Credit experts often recommend a credit freeze, also called a security freeze, as a way to protect personal information from credit fraud and identity theft.  If someone steals your identity, they could spend money under your name - before you even realize what's been done. Experts say thieves like to target the older population. Stephen Levins, executive director of the The Offic...

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Aging Well: Public invited to dementia care seminar

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Hawaii has 25,000 people over age 65 diagnosed with dementia, according to 2014 figures from the Alzheimer’s Association. It is anticipated that this number will grow to 35,000 by 2025, an increase of 40 percent. That increases the chances you, or someone you know, will face the challenging and complex task of caring for a loved one with dementia.   On Sunday, June 10th, Caring Manoa, a 16-bed, private Type II Adult Residential Care Home with Expanded Care, is ho... More>>

FDA moves to revoke soy health claim

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called into question Monday the authorized health claim that soy protein reduces heart disease risk.

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'Fat and frail' seniors benefit from right exercise combo

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New research suggests older, obese people on diets shouldn't skip the weight machines or the treadmill.

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Should you treat your aching back with a crack?

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Spinal manipulation might make a small difference in your lower-back pain, but it's unlikely to have you doing backflips right away, according to an analysis published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Senators want to make it easier for people to age at home

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Senators from Maine and Hawaii say a proposal they are submitting would help make it easier for seniors to grow older in their own homes.

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FDA approves first drug to limit frequent waking to urinate

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U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to reduce nighttime trips to the bathroom. 

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Eat Mediterranean diet for a healthier and younger brain, studies say

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A new study seems to confirm that eating an easy-to-follow Mediterranean diet can have lasting benefits for brain health.

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New hope against breast cancer?

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Scientists have made a discovery that may help women at high risk of developing breast cancer.

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Hot beverages may cause cancer

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Experts convened by the World Health Organization's cancer research arm declared Wednesday that there isn't enough proof to show that the brew is linked to cancer. But in the same report, they warned that drinking "very hot" beverages of any kind could potentially raise your risk of the disease.

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Doc pleads guilty to health care fraud in federal drug case

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A Maryland physician who fled to Panama amid allegations he overprescribed addictive painkillers pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of health care fraud.

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by Teri Bruesehoff, CEO, HiHomeCare (The Hawaii Group subsidiary)

Caregiving: Preserving Dignity and Happiness

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Dignity is vital to self worth throughout our lifetime; in the later stages of life, preserving a sense of respect and honoring the individual is especially important. Rarely will anyone argue this point. However, unless careful planning and clear communication is established early on, issues with regard to health, living situation and end of life decisions can often result in family arguments — that could have been avoided.

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from Generations Magazine

Three Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Living longer is an important goal — but not if we can’t remember our friends, loved ones and even who we are. Long life is one of the reasons why Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be so devastating. Here are three important things you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease: VITAMIN D This nutrient has long been known to be important for healthy bones, but scientists now believe that vitamin D may be extremely important in maintaining brain health. In a study publis...

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Hawaii’s Senior Fair provides free resources

Hawaii’s Senior Fair provides free resources Hawaii’s Senior Fair provides free resources
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For 31 years, thousands of seniors have gathered at the Blaisdell Center for the Hawaii Seniors' Fair. It's an annual event that provides valuable resources for Hawaii's Kupuna.

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How to Keep Scammers From Pulling an ID Theft Double Whammy

How to Keep Scammers From Pulling an ID Theft Double Whammy How to Keep Scammers From Pulling an ID Theft Double Whammy
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When it comes to data security and the real-life impact of identity theft, public awareness is at an all-time high. But there is still great confusion about what can be d original story: http://abcne More>>

HFD warns of possible decal scam

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The Honolulu Fire Department would like to warn the public of a possible scam involving an individual who is offering to place a decal on home windows to allow HFD personnel permission to enter if there is an emergency. Occurrences have been reported in the Pearl City area. More>>

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  • It's Friday the 13th. Relax, it's not that bad

    It's Friday the 13th. Relax, it's not that bad

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    Eek! It's Friday the 13th, and that means we're all in for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, right? Not necessarily.Eek! It's Friday the 13th, and that means we're all in for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, right? Not necessarily.
    Eek! It's Friday the 13th, and that means we're all in for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, right?
    Eek! It's Friday the 13th, and that means we're all in for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, right?
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