Aging & Independence

Aging & Independence

Palliative Care Can Improve Your Quality of Life

· · Aging & Independence

When you hear the words “palliative care,” what comes to mind? If you said “hospice” or “terminal illness,” you have a common misconception about what palliative care is and how it can benefit patients.

“Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with chronic or serious illnesses with the goal of  … Read More

The Benefits of Getting Older

· · Aging & Independence

Yes, there are less-than-desirable changes as we get older. But what about the positive aspects of moving forward through the years? Turns out there are plenty of those, too. And they are called out and scientifically substantiated in a new book written by UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel, PhD. Better  … Read More

Maintaining a Healthy, Natural Smile for Life

· · Aging & Independence

You brush your teeth, floss occasionally, and see your dentist every once in a while. Shouldn’t that be enough? After all, your teeth have lasted this long, so you must be doing something correctly, right? Well …

Unless there is a dire emergency, many older adults likely don’t see their dentists  … Read More

Sea Buckthorn Soothes Psoriasis

· · Aging & Independence

A growing number of people are turning to complementary and alternative treatments for their psoriasis, a common inflammatory skin condition that causes itchy and sometimes painful scaly patches. A new placebo-controlled study suggests that one natural remedy, topical sea buckthorn extract, may provide an effective and low-risk alternative to traditional  … Read More

From the Editor

Feeling tired more often than you’d care to admit? Fatigue: Causes and Relief is here to help, as promised in our subtitle: Natural Remedies to Boost Energy Levels.

If you’re reading this book, you likely know first-hand what it feels like to experience relentless, day-after-day fatigue. Or may-be someone you care  … Read More



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