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If You Need Help – Duke Will Help

Duke University Medical System has hundreds of convenient locations in the heart of North Carolina—from Cary to Winston-Salem and more. The services Duke offers range from a children’s center, Cancer Research facilities, ALS Clinic, Urgent Care to Primary Care, and a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center. If you were to need any of those services, you could go to www.dukemedicine.org, and look ... Read More »

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20 Top Walkable Cities

Walk… Dine… Explore Walk Your Way to Fitness in These Top Walkable Cities Many ask how do we postpone the aging process? That’s easy—walk. Ideal-Living has found that the number one requested amenity for resort communities is walking trails. So, we at Ideal-Living magazine have chosen some amazing cities to stroll along and take in the sites. Get your walking ... Read More »

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Beat the Heat: Tips to Stay Cool

Line-drying clothes will help keep you and your house cool.

Baby, it’s hot outside. Not just mid-July summer heat, but mid-July heat wave heat. With temperatures already near their max for this time of year, this wave is going to make it feel like we are seven inches from the sun. In other words, it is going to be hot! While some of us would prefer to stand in front ... Read More »

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The Importance of Preparing for Long Term Care

Will your health affect your wealth? Most people see themselves living a long life, investing and planning throughout their working years to construct a financially secure future where they can spend time doing the things they enjoy the most. As part of your financial planning activities, it’s important to understand the potential impact that needing long term care may have ... Read More »

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Brain Area Handling New Information Is Easily Fatigued: About Working Memory

When you encounter something new, your working memory compares this information to your existing knowledge and activates the prefrontal cortex. The activity in the prefrontal cortex is energy-intensive; it quickly results in fatigue. In other words, acquiring new information, getting an insight into your behavior or learning a new skill takes a lot of energy. It’s exceedingly difficult to do ... Read More »

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Top 10 Apps for Healthy Living

Technology is one of the greatest things in the world, and now it can be used for a healthier you. There are a wealth of iPhone and iPad applications that can help you live a healthier life. Below is our top 10 list for the best and most affordable healthy living apps for your iPhone or iPad. 1. iFitness For ... Read More »

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Surf’s Up for Baby Boomers!

Many Baby Boomers were first exposed to surfing when they saw Gidget, Hollywood’s 1959 version of Malibu’s beach scene. The success of Gidget ignited an explosion of beach movies in the ’60s, and surf culture quickly permeated the lifestyle of teenagers across America. Today, Baby Boomers make up about 15 percent of America’s surfers. Boomers have embraced surfing in part ... Read More »

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Improve Your Health with Green Tea

Widely known for its many and varied health benefits, green tea has been a staple of Eastern cultures for centuries. Archeological evidence suggests that people consumed tea leaves steeped in boiling water as long as 50,000 years ago. Today, millions of people around the world consume green tea, and scientific research is providing hard evidence for the health benefits that ... Read More »

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