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Older Americans May Do Better Online with New Dummies How-to-Books for Seniors

'Dummies' series publishes high tech 'how tos' aimed at older people under the AARP brand

Aug. 5, 2012 - From social networking sites and online genealogy, to the latest gadgets and tablets, AARP’s Tech to Connect books are dedicated to making technology work for readers while helping to protect their online privacy and security. The world’s bestselling reference series, For Dummies, has introduced the new Tech to Connect book series from AARP. Specifically targeting the 50+ consumer, these books offer advice and solutions for using technology to stay connected with friends, family and community. Read more...

Caregiver & Elder Care News

Caregiving with Love: Five Tips to Better Healing

Caregiver must become dependable all-around partner; these five tips can relax patient as they heal - know the train has a co-driver

By Guy Magar, Hollywood Director

June 22, 2012 - Whether it’s your wife or husband or child, or a relative or close friend you are caring for, it is paramount that you become the best caregiver possible for your loved one. As a caregiver for my wife Jacqui during her brave journey to beat AML (acute myeloid leukemia), here is what I learned and can share as I honor and applaud caregivers everywhere. Read more...

Books for Senior Citizens

Seniors Need To Reevaluate Their Needs For Popular Medical Treatments: KHN Interview

Baby boomers and traditionalists — the generation that came before the boomers — are first in history to hit age 60 and to be able to say, "What do I want to do with the next 25 years of my life?"

By Judith Graham

Feb 21, 2012 - Nortin Hadler, a professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been warning for years about the lack of evidence supporting many popular medical treatments and tests. Read more...

Helping Patients Know Their ‘Medical Mind’ Can Ease Uncertainty

New book helps readers recognize the many influences on their medical decisions and encourages them to chart their own path

By Michelle Andrews

Oct. 21, 2011 - Medical decisions can seem overwhelming, especially when you’re sick and scared. In their new book, "Your Medical Mind: How To Decide What Is Right For You," oncologist and New Yorker writer Jerome Groopman and his wife, endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, team up to help readers recognize the many influences on their medical decisions and encourage them to chart their own path. Read more...

New Book Targets Better Nutrition for Heart Attack Survivors: Prevent a Second Heart Attack

Janet BrillAuthor Janet Bond Brill inspired after her father dies from second heart attack; focus is on 8 foods, includes recipes

Jan. 12, 2011 - Each year, roughly 1.5 million Americans have a heart attack -- and most of them survive. But research shows that just one year after their diagnosis, the vast majority of these 13 million American heart attack survivors fail to adhere to the dietary changes that could prevent a second heart attack. Read more...


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