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The Liberation of Growing Old

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  Great read on Ageism! If we make the world better for old people, we make it better for everyone! The best part of my job is working side by side with people 65 and older: parents, grandparents…even great grandparents. A few weeks back one of my clients, an astute 95 yr old, told me stories of what it was like to grow up in the 30’s and 40’s. He was born in Italy and came over to the States upon which he met his wife and started his own business. He had extensive travel experience with plenty of ups and downs in his business affairs. All of which, he shared. Since it was nearly lunch I decided to change the subject to something a bit more saucy. Italian Food. I wanted his take on the Italian food scene in Saint Louis. Specifically, who has the best lasagne. His answer:…

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The importance of being a “Savvy Patient”….

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A doctor’s care is now a commodity and you are no longer a patient. You are now a consumer. As a consumer of healthcare it’s important to shop around for the best deals and be aware of a hospital or provider’s “upsell”. Staying educated and well-informed may protect you against inflated medical bills. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/us/as-insurers-try-to-limit-costs-providers-hit-patients-with-more-separate-fees.html?_r=0  

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Ice Bucket Challenge

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What a sad summer, marred by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and the beheading of a U.S. journalist by religious fanatics in the Middle East. The Ice Bucket Challenge launched by the ALS Association comes as welcome relief—and all for a good cause.  Click the link below to continue reading…. http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140823/MAGAZINE/308239984  

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JUNE IS MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

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Studies have shown that the average life span for men is about seven years less than that of women. Men are also more likely to die of chronic disease. Yet, when it comes to prevention and early detection, men are 24 percent less likely than women to see a health professional for a medical appointment. Men are also 22 percent more likely than women to have neglected routine health screenings such as cholesterol checks. This is likely a major cause for the disparity between men’s and women’s average life spans. Celebrated every June, Men’s Health Month is a great opportunity to raise men’s awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Steinlage Insurance…

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