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Edema is the medical term for swelling. It means there is extra fluid in the tissue. There are many ways in which the body can retain excess fluid.

Authenticity at work has gained traction over the last few years. It requires self-awareness and, ultimately, vulnerability. Here are some questions to ask yourself that may help you foster greater self-awareness and authenticity.

There is no cure for diabetes, but “game changing” technology and breakthrough medications are altering the treatment of this disease that affects nearly one-third of all older adults.

Whenever I visit a plant nursery, my mood is immediately improved, and I feel really good. I’m excited and giddy and my eyes go rapid fire from one thing to another, taking in the character and beauty of my surroundings. It’s the joy of just being there.

Our new year is off to a great start and the Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program wants to remind Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers about other enrollment periods they may be able to use to switch plans before the next Medicare Annual Election Period b…

Even avid readers can have dry spells, endlessly searching for something good to read. Getting reading recommendations from friends is an option, but you might have vastly different tastes. Another option is to let the robots at Amazon tell you what to read (and buy), but we hope it hasn’t c…

I confess, I’ve always got a few gardening books on the table, waiting for me to read and review. During the warm weather months, I am too busy to do them justice. But now, with the holidays behind us and spring not quite here yet, it seems the perfect time for armchair gardening. I love the…

Happy New Year! Time sure flies, doesn’t it? With another year come and gone and a multitude of successes and failures to draw from, it’s time to forge ahead to a new year in our gardens.

Another gardening year is behind us. Isn’t it true that the older we get, the faster time flies? But the news is not all negative. There is an upside to this whole speed of time deal, especially when it comes to gardening.

I’m a cat lover, and we’ve always had a domestic cat in our lives. In fact, I’m an animal lover in general, a term that includes both domesticated “companion animals” and Mother Nature’s “other animals.”

\If you’re age 65 or older, you face an increased risk of falling down: one out of four fall every year. After falling once, your chances of falling again doubles. Falls can cause serious injury — to the brain or hip — and significantly impact mobility. Each year, 2.8 million people over age…

We tend to think of our DNA as belonging to us alone. After all, DNA, or scientifically speaking, deoxyribonucleic acid, is what defines us as individuals.

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be challenging and at times, overwhelming. Currently, more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Salem resident and former caregiver Susan Jones cared for her partner Elizabeth for 12 year…

Educate yourself about the options available in continuing care communities, which range from independent living to skilled nursing care. 

“Hens” and their “chicks” are actually succulent plants that are easy to grow, but not all of them can handle cold winters.

Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits.

Don’t you just love Oregon summers? Living in this beautiful part of the world is a privilege we should never take for granted.

What makes you feel love, makes your heart sing, or lights up your life?

In 1926, The Elsinore Theatre opened in downtown Salem as a silent film house and vaudeville venue, and for yearly 100 years has provided a variety of artistic opportunities to the Salem community. Did you visit The Elsinore to see a blockbuster movie, a silent film, a touring dance company …

With summer around the corner and the warm temperatures we experienced earlier this month, keeping cool will be a priority. While heat-related illness is preventable, many people get sick, and even die, from extreme heat each year.

Ripe berries bursting with flavor are one of the perks of an oregon summer

For anyone living with a chronic disease, whether it’s cancer, an auto-immune disorder, pain issues or any other health problem, it is imperative that you optimize your intestinal health.

John Rogers has been collecting comic books since 1984, so what better venue for raising funds to fight cancer.

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned that so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?”

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