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Judy is 79 years old and has pain and limited mobility because of osteoporosis. Instead of adding another pain medication to her regimen, her doctor suggested she try a chiropractor. [caption id="attachment_14500" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Chiropractic care helps increase flexibility and mobility.

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For many Medicare beneficiaries, a Medicare Advantage plan has become the most attractive option for health care coverage. A June 2010 data spotlight from the Kaiser Family Foundation reported Medicare Advantage plan enrollment increased 5.7 percent between 2009 and 2010. In total, nearly one out of every four Medicare beneficiaries or 11.1 million are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.

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Atrial fibrillation (a-tre-al fi-bri-LA-shun), or AF, is a problem with the heart s rhythm. It s a fairly common condition in people over the age of 65, says Philip Taylor, M.D., medical director atMaris Grove. ' An estimated 2.2 million Americans are living with AF.
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Erickson Livinghealth and wellness experts can be found atErickson Living communities all over the U.S.This month our expert is Philip Taylor, M.D., medical director atMaris Grove
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[caption id="attachment_13995" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Tai chi is like moving meditation moving the body slowly and gently while breathing regularly."]

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Vitamin D saves lives, says Rasa Kazlauskaite, M.D., endocrinologist and director of the Rush University Prevention Center in Chicago. A large-scale study published in 2008 showed that people who took a placebo were more likely to die earlier than people who took vitamin D supplements.

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Sarcopenia, or wasting away of the muscles, has been considered a normal part of the aging process. But experts are finding that doesn t have to be the case. [caption id="attachment_13505" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Weight-bearing exercises, also known as resistance training, help preserve muscle mass. Start light and increase weight over time.

Truth about Vitamin D

One of the most remarkable findings about vitamin D came about by accident at an unlikely place a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. In April of 2005, an influenza epidemic raged through the population at Atascadero State Hospital in Atascadero, California. But as it progressed, Dr.