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Health & Wellness

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Food Labels

Posted September 26, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Some seemingly healthy claims can mislead shoppers. Here’s how to spot the telltale signs of ‘leanwashing.’ By now, most of us are savvy enough to know that what we choose to eat really can make a difference in our health. So we’re naturally enticed by packaged foods that call out supposedly health-conscious features like “whole […]

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Health & Wellness

Why Jan. 1 May Be Worst Day to Start Getting Fit

Posted December 13, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Guilt, crowds and the weather conspire to thwart your resolutions, but these expert tips can set you up for success By Debra Witt | December 10, 2012 There’s never a bad time to start getting fit — well, except maybe for New Year’s Day, which just happens to be the most popular date for launching […]

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Air pollution ‘harmful for those with failing hearts’

Posted July 26, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

9 July 2013 Last updated at 19:11 ET By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online Air pollution is harming people with weak hearts – even killing them, a big international study reveals. Experts estimate the toll includes thousands of Britons each year. The British Heart Foundation, which funded The Lancet work, says the UK […]

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Health & Wellness

HIV/AIDS and the New Rules of 50-Plus Dating

Posted January 2, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Boomer women are at high risk — but few are taking the steps they need to avoid infection By Andrea King Collier | December 26, 2012 December was AIDS Awareness Month, a time to remind the country that, despite advancements in treatment, the threat of developing HIV/AIDS is still very real. One area where the […]

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Health & Wellness

The Thrill of Defeat, the Agony of Victory

Posted August 6, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

It’s a well-recognized truth that playing sports brings out the best — and worst — in people. The same can be said about watching sports, and that goes double for me, since I’m both a fan and an athlete. More than double, actually: I’m downrightSybil-esque. To view the Olympics with me is to witness a one-woman crowd […]

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Health & Wellness

The Fiftysomething Workout: 10 Top Tools to Help You Get Fit

Posted May 8, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Versatile and affordable, this equipment can give you a home workout as good as you’d get in the gym By Matthew Solan | January 2, 2013 My local gym was part of a big chain that was recently bought out by a bigger chain, which immediately transformed it into a 24-hour neon dance club with […]

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Health & Wellness

What’s at Stake for Seniors as Supreme Court Weighs Health Reform?

Posted June 20, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

If the Supreme Court strikes down the health law, 49 million Medicare beneficiaries could lose a variety of benefits that have already kicked in. They include: Prescription savings: Beneficiaries get discounts of 50 percent on brand-name drugs when they are in the so-called doughnut hole, or coverage gap where beneficiaries have no insurance help with the […]

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Health & Wellness

85-Year-Old Graduates From College, Finds Job

Posted May 21, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Willadene Zedan is leaving Marian University on Saturday with a bachelor’s degree, academic honors and a job offer. The employment market being what it is for newly minted college graduates, Willadene Zedan would stand out at Saturday’s commencement at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis., if only for the fact that she’ll begin the […]

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Health & Wellness

Is Soul Food a Sacrament or a Sin? Next Season on Independent Lens

Posted June 24, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

To many African Americans, soul food is sacrament, ritual, and a key expression of cultural identity. But does this traditional cuisine do more harm to health than it soothes the soul? Find out in Soul Food Junkies coming next season to Independent Lens. Continue   Watch Is Soul Food a Sacrament or a Sin? on […]

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What’s Wrong With Your Bucket List

Posted June 18, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

If it’s all about skydiving and swimming with sharks, you may be missing a bigger opportunity   After my 16-year-old son had a particularly fun experience recently, he told me, “Now I can cross that off my bucket list.” “You’re 16, and you already have a bucket list?” “No,” he said, “but I cross off […]

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Health & Wellness

What the Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Mean for You

Posted July 3, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Declared constitutional, the Affordable Care Act will have immediate impact By Lani Luciano | June 29, 2012 Despite today’s drama, the Supreme Court’sdecision to uphold the Affordable Care Act may mean less for the future of universal health coverage than meets the eye, for two reasons: The upcoming election, not today’s ruling, will determine the health care […]

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How to Network Successfully When You’re Over 40

Posted July 10, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Eight guidelines for making and leveraging contacts who’ll boost your career Networking is vital if you want to find a job, start a business or attract new clients or customers to a small company you’ve already established. So why do so many of us over 40 neglect to take advantage of this essential tool? What […]

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How to Achieve Your Athletic Dreams

Posted September 24, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Have you ever wondered, after hearing that an old friend is suddenly running marathons or climbing mountains, “Could I do that?” The answer, more often than not, is yes. But achieving an athletic dream in your 50s or beyond requires planning, preparation and patience. Chicago-area running coach Brendan Cournane, 58, is in the midst of […]

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WHUT Supports the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

Posted October 22, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. So no matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is important. But the most important thing to know […]

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The Concessions We Make Before We Age: A writer’s concerns begin to hold her back, but she can still hook up a TV

Posted October 22, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

My father was only in his late 40s when he began backing arm’s-length out of telephone booths (remember those?) to be able to see well enough to dial; my mother was about the same age when she bought an ineffective gizmo to help her thread needles and, still thwarted, began asking me to do it […]

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Health & Wellness

The War Between the Generations is Nonsense

Posted August 9, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

By Chris Farrell | August 6, 2012 Chris Farrell is economics editor for APM’s Marketplace Money, a syndicated personal finance program.     Baby boomers came of age with the arrival of the generation gap, a time when many went by the motto “Never trust anyone over 30.” Well, my generation is now long past 30, and […]

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How You Can Survive the 2013 Flu Epidemic

Posted January 22, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

It’s the worst flu season in years, but people over 50 can still take action to protect themselves By Andrea King Collier | January 16, 2013 It’s official: The United States is experiencing a flu epidemic, the worst in several years. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 20 children […]

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5 Exercise Dilemmas Solved

Posted June 18, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

What to do when hectic schedules, aches and missed meals threaten to disrupt your workout routine By Linda Melone | June 17, 2013 Minor aches and pains, scheduling issues and other concerns lead many people to skip exercise plans instead of figuring out a way around the obstacles. Below, top fitness experts share their thoughts […]

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Is There Hope for Soul Food Junkies?

Posted January 14, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A new PBS documentary highlights the stark health costs of traditional African-American cuisine. By Andrea King Collier | January 10, 2013 If you are an African-American of a certain age, you know what “soul food” has meant to our culture and history. Each of us has a story to tell about a favorite (or least […]

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How the Medicaid Expansion Could Impact Your State

Posted July 9, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

It was a seemingly simple concept. The United States would inch closer to universal health care by expanding the Medicaid program to about 17 million low-income people. The federal government would pick up 100 percent of the tab for the expansion and force states to pay for 10 percent of the cost a few years […]

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