Health and Wellbeing

Save Up to 80% on Your Dental Care and Take a Vacation

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 29, 2019

It’s no secret that the price of dental care in the U.S. is out of control. For many, dental insurance is quite limited in what it covers, meaning half or more of the cost for procedures is paid out of pocket. Yearly insurance limits are generally around $1,500—which doesn’t cover much when you get into […]

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Meetups: An Easy Way to Share Your Interests and Make New Friends

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 29, 2019

Adjusting to retirement, as with any life change, can have its share of challenges. One of the most common concerns is how to fill all the newly discovered time that was once occupied by work. But for Martie Richter, who retired from her job with an insurance company, this hasn’t been a problem. Martie organizes […]

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The Real Secrets of the Emergency Room

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on February 13, 2018

While care must always be individualized, there are basics about how to avoid ER visits, how to know when to go, and how to manage the visit. What follows is not…

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Say “No” To Big Ag And It’s Corporate Flock

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on December 14, 2017

The eggs you buy from Big Ag are not gathered by hand and placed into little yellow baskets cushioned by beds of straw. Hens lay them directly above automated conveyer belts that…

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How To Improve Health And Wellbeing

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 30, 2017

Your life expectancy just got significantly shorter, according to the Centers for Disease Control and the Journal of the American Medical Association. But it’s not because of cancer or heart disease…

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Can You Go Four Nights without an Alarm Clock?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 29, 2017

But newly published research indicates that just getting a good night’s sleep every night may help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease. Crankiness is the least of your problems when you…

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The Truth About The Nutrition Panel

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 27, 2017

Look down a center aisle in a large supermarket, and you’re likely to see a confused-looking shopper scrutinizing a bag or box with the focused gaze of a puzzled scientist.The puzzle that…

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Feel Younger With Tai Chi

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on November 9, 2017

You may have once thought you were invulnerable, with vitality to spare. The idea of one day depending on someone else was a far-fetched fallacy. We all thought that once…

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How Flu Prevention Can Be a Lot of Fun

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 28, 2017

Has the flu ever snuck up on you and then – wham! – before you know it you’re laid up on the couch missing an important engagement? You don’t have to let this infectious bully ruin your fun…

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Make an Advance Directive for Your Medical Care

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 24, 2017

It will happen to you, someday. You’re going to be in the hospital for some reason…and you won’t be able to talk or reason intelligently. Maybe you got knocked out cold from a spill…

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Why Medicinal Marijuana Should Be Your Own Choice

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 9, 2017

There’s so much government dysfunction it makes you wonder what your elected officials are smoking. Speaking of which, weed is a textbook example…regardless of what position…

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Don’t Ignore the Physical Signs…Reclaim Your Energy With Sleep

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 6, 2017

When I was younger, I had a theory. I believed that I was entirely responsible for my own emotions. Basically – no matter what happened to me – events wouldn’t determine how I felt…

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