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Whammy

The surgery for an excision of a lump on my right breast was performed on a Monday morning. I’m groggy after my outpatient procedure and stumble around my house trying to act normal; clumsily fixing myself something to eat, tidying up the kitchen, and playing with my dog.

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Healthsouth Valley Of The Sun To Host Presentation On Benefits Of Yoga For Managing Chronic Pain

GLENDALE, Ariz. – HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital will host registered yoga instructor Kate Shipp for an educational and experiential presentation on “Therapeutic Alternatives for Managing Chronic Pain” on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the community and will be held at the hospital located at 13460 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale.

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Golden Corral Celebrates Golden Anniversaries

Golden Corral restaurants in Tucson is offering a free Senior Early Bird Buffet on Valentine’s Day to couples who have celebrated 50 or more years of marriage. The promotion will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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A Chocolate Lover’s Dream

This month is a chocolate lover’s dream, and if you’d like to surprise your sweetie with a little morsel of homemade goodness, these are four of my very favorite recipes.

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Home to Stay

‘Aging in place’ is the goal of nine out of 10 boomers, requiring high tech, smart building … and the perfect in-home caregiver.

At last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, silver was the new black. Beyond all the flashy curved TVs and in-dash car computers, two of the biggest attractions were the Digital Health Summit, showcasing new health and fitness gadgets like wearable health trackers and real-time remote monitoring devices, and the so-called “Silvers Summit,” focusing on tech innovations designed more specifically to meet the growing needs of the aging boomer population.

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Back In The Saddle

Gallyn Mitchell is living proof that if you love what you are doing in life, nothing—not even a broken back and massive heart attack—will keep you from pursuing your dreams.

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Gwen’s Pineapple Gazpacho

Put away the cookie cutters, icing and candy sprinkles—at least until Valentine’s Day. We’re starting off the New Year with a fresh, kicky and absolutely delicioso gazpacho courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers.

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The Gone With the Wind Trail: Where Everyone Gives a Damn

I allow three days to explore the Gone with the Wind Trail in and near Atlanta, but it takes me only one to become a Windie. A Windie is a die-hard GWTW fan, a person who is immersed in the history, legends and legacy surrounding the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and enormously popular film.

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Alligators, Birds and Plants, Oh my!

It’s 9:30 in the morning, but the air is still cool. Nevertheless, I’m slathered in sunscreen and dripping with insect repellant.

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Choose Joint Replacement Surgery and Improve your Quality of Life

Pain Relief, improved joint function, and increased quality of life are reasons why nearly 400,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S annually.

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Five Books that Altered the Course of My Life

“Write a short essay,” my English teacher told us, “five books that changed my life.”

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Fathers

Oswald Nelson, at age 13, was the youngest person to become an Eagle Scout. Oswald went on to become Ozzie Nelson, the father in “Ozzie and Harriet.”

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The Old Bag: Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

In the August issue, an American Woman’s letter stated, “I would like your help in starting a movement” (this was in regard to each person treating the other with honor and respect).

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Interpreting ‘Govspeak’

There’s the English language as you and I know it, then there’s the vernacular native to politicians and bureaucrats when pseudo-communicating with the hoi polloi that I call “Govspeak.”

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Nanaimo Bars

I wish I had known about this treat years ago when I was living in British Columbia, where it originated.

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Home Improvements for Growing Multi-Generational Households

The American family continues to evolve, with multiple generations living under the same roof in more households than any time since the Great Depression.

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The Affordable Care Act: How it Will Impact Seniors

Like many seniors in Arizona, Joyce Walther has some concerns about the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Although the 62-year-old Tempe resident is getting benefits through her work, she says she is worried that her employer may decide to drop coverage as it may not meet the requirement, or it may too expensive for the new program.

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Inspirations from a soul survivor

Jody Sims chronicles her struggles with cancer through art.

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Journeys: Flo Blanchard

True-life tales from some of Arizona’s most fascinating residents.

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The Old Bag: Advice for the Over-50 Crowd

Dear Old Bag: Is it judgmental to call someone who habitually lies “a liar”?

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