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[August 31, 2012]  (ARA) -- Americans are busy people, and with everything that goes on in our daily lives, remembering to take a prescribed medication can be a challenge. But studies show that forgetting your medications has consequences, including creating a more serious and even dangerous health issue. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, nearly 70 percent of medication-related hospital admissions in the United States are the result of not taking a prescription medication as directed by a doctor.   (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Foot care tips to keep boomers moving

(ARA) -- Just a few decades ago, the phrase "granny shoes" implied a tragic lack of coolness, and that the wearer had allowed comfort to trump style in their slow shuffle toward getting old. Those days are definitely gone.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Irritable bowel syndrome: As many as 1 in 7 have it, but few speak of it

(ARA) -- It's a disorder that affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. Its exact cause is not known and for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, the symptoms can have a significant impact on their life. It may impact a person's emotional, personal and work life. And there's the additional burden that comes from living in a society where the word "bowel" is rarely spoken. Many people suffering do not see their doctor and those around them may be unaware of the impact or even the existence of the disorder.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Find hot flash relief the natural way

(ARA) -- As women enter their 40s and 50s, it's inevitable. Menopause will begin. And so will the hot flashes. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Waterproof hearing aids

(ARA) -- Not too long ago Susan Kladitis felt like quitting life.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

How women can take control of their financial future

(ARA) -- As women continue to break the glass ceiling in the working world, they also need to keep in mind their potential vulnerability in the financial world. Women tend to be more concerned about monthly expenses than saving enough for retirement, according to a recent survey sponsored by the Retirement Services Division of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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Most Americans don't have life insurance, but wish they did

(ARA) -- If you know you need life insurance, but still don't have individual coverage, you're not alone. According to the Life Insurance and Market Research Association, most Americans say life insurance is important, yet only one-third of them are covered by an individual policy. That's the lowest level in 50 years. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

With boomers coming, hospice industry diversifies

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Forget that image of a hospice worker sitting next to a hospital bed in a dimly lit room. Today, hospice care is delivered everywhere from the golf course to the casino.  (Click here for the rest of the story.)

Longer life spans shifting focus toward dignity, quality of life

(ARA) -- The life expectancy for average Americans is longer than ever before -- 78 years for a child born in 2007 versus 71 who was born in 1970, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Click here for the rest of the story.)

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