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Keeping an Eye on Your Parents’ Health when They Grow Older

It can be hard to think about your parents growing older and becoming less able, when not so long ago they were the ones taking care of you. As some of the most cherished people in your life, the thought of them growing old leads to the inevitable fear that someday they’ll no longer be around, and that’s a scary idea to contemplate. Despite what we might wish, the fact is everybody will age, and with aging comes a range of health problems that can affect the quality of life. As a loving child, you’ll obviously be hoping that your…

The Most Common Health Issues Among Seniors

Studies show that Americans are living longer than ever before. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if you live past the age of 65, you’re likely going to live for another 20 years on average. But to be able to stay healthier in your senior years, buying a health insurance plan is a must. In doing so, you would not have to worry about getting preventive screenings and lab testing, as well as seeing your doctor regularly who can monitor your health. But having medical coverage is not enough. You also need to make healthy lifestyle choices…