Simple Things Help Make Healthy Aging Possible

Active seniorsTo your good health—simple things help make healthy aging possible

Have you noticed that the numbers in the phone book seem to be getting smaller? Do you find it harder to get down on your knees to look under the bed—and to get up again?

There’s no question that age brings changes to our lives. And yes, some of them we’d prefer to avoid.

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Savory Pumpkin Stew

Pumpkin StewHere’s a contemporary Southwestern-inspired vegetarian stew of fresh pumpkin, black beans, cumin and cilantro.

This delicious and easy-to-follow black bean, corn and pumpkin stew can be served over brown ride or as a hearty main dish alongside whole-grain bread. You could also consider replacing the pumpkin with squash or young carrots.

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Who’s at Risk for Lung Cancer?

200181831-001Should you be screened for lung cancer? The sooner lung cancer is diagnosed, the better the chances for survival. Until recently, however, early detection has been difficult—which may be one reason why lung cancer remains the No. 1 cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S.

But there is good news: Doctors now have a screening test that can catch lung cancer early. It’s called low-dose computed tomography (LDCT).  Continue reading